The Story Behind Online Brain Teaser Wordle

The Wordle backstory is as interesting as the online brain teaser, it has an India connection too.

It was created by US-based software engineer Josh Wardle for his Indian partner Palak Shah who loves word games.

With Shah elated and the family’s Whatsapp group obsessed with the game, Wardle smelt success and introduced it to the rest of the world in October.

On November 1, just four months ago, only 90 people played it. Since then, the game has attracted many millions of users across the globe.

The massive success led to the New York Times buying it for an “undisclosed” seven-figure sum.

The acquisition was not particularly welcomed by its users who took to different social media.

The NYT, in its announcement, has said the game would “initially remain free” to its current and new users.