US dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster has acquired a hit Wordle-style game.
The original Wordle, created by Welsh software engineer Josh Wardle, challenges players to find a five-letter word in six guesses.
The popularity of Wordle has given rise to many clones and similar puzzle games. Quordle, one of the more popular and challenging knockoffs, has now been acquired by Merriam-Webster.
Quordle ups the ante, asking players to guess four five-letter words at once within nine attempts.
The game is now available on Merriam-Webster’s official website.
Quordle creator Freddie Meyer later made a statement on Twitter, saying that he was
“delighted to announce”
that the project had been acquired by Merriam-Webster.
“I can’t think of a better home for this game,” the message reads. “Lots of new features and fun to come, so stay tuned!”
Merriam-Webster, the Encyclopædia Britannica subsidiary best known for its online dictionary, confirmed the information to TechCrunch: “It will make a great addition to our lineup of games and quizzes, and we look forward to playing along with the millions of Quordle fans every day.”
However, the financial terms of the deal remain undisclosed.