The popularity of Wordle, the web-based word game developed by Josh Wardle, has spawned countless clones and clones since the game launched last October. While this can be quite amusing to the game’s original creator, The New York Times – which acquired Wordle this past January – has signaled this open-minded attitude towards illicit activities. The game is about to end.
Wordle Archive, a website that allowed users to play through daily Wordle quizzes previously launched in early January, has been replaced with a notice saying the game has been taken down at The New’s request. York Times, Ars Technica reports. Wordle Archive is still playable in its own archive as of March 5 via the Internet Archive, but the website itself has been shut down.
“The use was unauthorized and we contacted them,” a New York Times representative told Ars Technica. “We don’t plan to comment on that.”
The Wordle Archive isn’t the only site to allow users to play an archived Wordle puzzle, nor is it the first to repeat the game’s viral success through a function not offered through the version. official. With many forks of games such as Crosswordle, Heardle, Quordle, Dordle, Globle and many others being consistently popular, the question of whether these games are allowed to continue has become a question of New Times. York will actively copyright it. currently owned.
https://www.polygon.com/22981076/wordle-archive-takedown-offline-nyt-cease-and-desist New York Times Closes Unauthorized Wordle Archive Website