After the departure of Wordle, numerous clones have appeared, each one more fun and distorting its concept even more. It was recently acquired by the New York Times, causing controversy among the public after its creator broke a promise not to sell it. However, today we are not going to talk about Josh Wardle’s game, but about one very inspired by his and for lovers of geography: Worldle.
In Worldle the goal is simple: guess the country. The clues we have are the shape of its surface and the distance and direction in which we are hitting since the last attempt, being something like a GeoGuessr on a small scale.
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Guess the country in this simple game inspired by Wordle
While there isn’t much of Wordle here, there are similarities in their interface and in the number of possible attempts (which is a total of six). As it says in his instructions, after an attempt, the game will show us the distance, direction and proximity of it towards the objective. This distance is between centers of each country.
Once the game is over, we can see the country on Google Maps through a link that appears automatically. In addition, we also have the possibility of sharing our results on social networks in the purest Wordle style, although the green or yellow boxes do not correspond to the word, but correspond to a representation of how close we have state in distance from the target.
If we go to the game settings, we see that we can modify the unit of measurement for the distance, either in kilometers or miles, in addition to being able to adjust the light or dark theme of its interface. We also have the possibility to make it more difficult by removing the image that they give us as a clue or rotating it.
The success of the game was totally unexpected for its creator, since it recently surpassed the 500,000 player mark. Known as teuteuf, this developer expressed words of thanks after reaching the figure, commenting that it was only a secondary project.