Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you'll know about Wordle.
It's a web-based word game created by Josh Wardle in which players are given six attempts to guess a five-letter word. Coloured tiles tell you if your guesses are correct or not. It has taken the world by a storm, so much so that The New York Times handed over an undisclosed seven-figure sum last month to buy it.
Wordle has inspired a host of clones, and also some cool porting projects. @ghidraninja, for example, has just made the game playable on the Game Boy. All you need is a flash cart and you're away.
You can also play this version online via a web browser. According to @ghidraninja, "the ROM size is very limited, so I couldn't fit in a big wordlist of "real" words. Instead, I'm using a bloom filter to check (with, admittedly, currently a very high error-rate) whether an entered word is one of the 8000 most common English words."
The inspiration for this venture? An even more obscure port of Wordle:
What device can we expect to see Wardle's masterpiece on next? A fridge freezer? A washing machine? Place your bets now.
Oh, and while we're on the topic, did you know that Wordle (kinda) existed on the Game Boy in 1994? Check out Lingo:
Makes more sense to run Wordle on a smart fridge than Skyrim.
Well i've been living under a rock for the last few months, never heard of it.
Oh its a word version of this classic?
Nice addition to my gameboy collection. Its like 1998 again
I’ve never heard of this, and word games are my favorite. I need to try it out!
It's based on the ITV gameshow Lingo, which was resurrected on New Year's Day January 2021, after a hiatus of about 40 or so years.
I know this because I instantly saw the potential of it as a videogame, and made my own clone of it way back in January 2021, whereby I added it to https://ShoeboxOfGames.com ...WAY before Wordle popped up in October.
LOL! Create a Lingo game and change the name and call it your own or something new.
I guess "under a rock" these days means "not on Twitter". In which case, I do live under a rock. If it wasn't for my technical director mentioning it in a chat a couple weeks ago, I would have never heard of Wordle.
@Troll_Decimator So, word of mouth outside of Twitter = Twitter? I had two instances of non-Twitter sources telling me about Wordle; a person inviting me to play (they don't even use Twitter, btw) and a meme. Does that mean I'm living under a rock if I didn't already see Wordle tweets every day in my timeline?
It's of no interest to me, but still cool to see such enthusiasm for any game, and anything bringing people together in a positive way lately is doubly nice.
Actually, Wordle's been playable on the Game Boy since 1994.
This might work better with that WiFi Game Boy cartridge I saw here and in a couple YouTube videos.
You know a version of Wordless is already in a Nintendo game, right? It’s called Hit And Blow and it’s in Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics. Here it is:
@ces715 They already mentioned that. I think it wasn't edited...
Also, nice to see Boyographic still getting mentioned.
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