Wordle finds its way into the New York Times crossword app
Wordle, the word puzzle game that has become a phenomenon lately, is coming to The New York Times crossword app for Android and iOS. It joins the NYT’s extensive portfolio of puzzle and guessing games, including The Crossword, The Mini, and Spelling Bee, in the app. You can also continue to play it on the web, both on mobile and desktop. Wordle is also available to play in the NYT news app.
This development came just over a month after the NYT resolved one of the most significant issues with Wordle. The company has added support for cross-device synchronization of footage and statistics. You must sign in with an existing free or paid NYT account or create a new one to be able to sync your game data across all devices. Previously Wordle sequences were device specific.
You can transfer your Wordle streaks and stats to the New York Times crossword app or news app by logging in with the same account. This will allow you to pick up where you left off on any device.
The New York Times continues to make Wordle more accessible
Wordle debuted in October last year and quickly became a worldwide phenomenon. The addictive game, which you can only play once a day, has become a daily obsession for many. NYT bought the word guessing game from its creator Josh Wardle in January this year. The company has since focused on improving the user experience.
Shortly after the purchase, the NYT moved Wordle from the original website to its own. It then added cross-device synchronization of streaks and stats. The company is also preparing to launch Wordle as a physical board game in October. Called Wordle: The Party Game, NYT is working with Hasbro for this. The next physical game is currently available for pre-order. Meanwhile, to make the online version more accessible, the NYT is adding it to The New York Times Crossword app.
These user experience improvements attract more people to Wordle. According to the NYT, ten percent of active gamers worldwide have played 145 or more games of Wordle by the end of July 2022. Of course, the company is cashing in on that popularity. He recently reported that Wordle brought tens of millions of new subscribers to the NYT.
Along with Wordle, New York Times Crossword app also has several other addictive games. The aforementioned three – The Crossword, The Mini and Spelling Bee – are available to play in the app. But it also hosts web games like Vertex, Tiles, and Sudoku. You can click the button below to download the app from Google Play Store.