Popular word game Wordle attracts copycats
Wordle, the viral once-daily online word game, has started to attract copycats, including some that charge hefty subscription prices or sell items online.
Why it matters: The popular game has a simple premise, making it easy to duplicate. Also, it's web-based, and that leaves a gap in app stores that imitators are quickly filling.
The latest: Apple has started removing some of the Wordle-like apps, per The Verge.
Be smart: The real Wordle is a simple web app, found here. It has spread rapidly in recent days as people have shared their game results on Facebook and Twitter.
Yes, but: The genre also lends itself to variants.
- One example is Absurdle, in which your software "opponent" is able to keep changing the hidden word on you.