The New York Times filed a lawsuit against Wordle’s geographical name-sake Worldle

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The owner of the famous pun Wordle, New York Times has filed a lawsuit against Worldle, a geography game that, like Wordle, requires guessing geographic locations rather than words. The New York Times bought the successful word puzzle title from original developer Josh Wardle in 2022 for a low seven-figure sum and has now accused its namesake Worldle of “To create confusion and try to capitalize on the enormous goodwill of its brand.”

Worldle owner Kory McDonald claims there are plenty of games in the industry with similar titles

As reported by BBC, Kory McDonald, the creator of the game, Worldle claims that there are many games in the industry that run under similar titles and Genres. “There is a whole industry of [dot]LE games, Wordle is about words, Worldle is about the world, Flaggle is about flags“, he quoted. The New York Times disagrees with this notion and has made it clear in the lawsuit that “Worldle is almost identical in appearance, sound, meaning and conveys the same commercial impression as Wordle

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Image via The New York Times

The game Wordle, developed by Josh Wardle in 2021 has become a giant Millions of active players worldwide, although Competition from other titles In this genre, however, Worldle 100,000 active players Part of the proceeds even went to Google for the use of Google Street View images because it is used in the game to identify locations.

Since the New York Times acquired Wordle, the game has much progress How Wordbotwhich was introduced to increase the word capacity and ability of the players. There are new Wordle puzzles in the game regularly, allowing players to test their vocabulary with new challenges. You can even Revisit the previous puzzles to keep a flawless score.

Wordle has a history of fighting rip-offs and clones of the game

Since the game gained popularity and fame, numerous imitators and clones have appeared on the market. Even when the game was only available as a web version, fake apps and namesakes could be seen in the app stores. Apple Stores have even taken action in the past against some of the rip-offs available in stores. Kory McDonaldthe creator of Worldle, was surprised to be confronted with the accusation, as in his opinion there are already numerous games with similar titles on the market.

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Image via Kory McDonald

It is unclear whether the New York Times will follow the other games, as Quordle, Nerdle, And Heard which appear to be similar to Wordle. It will be interesting to see how the legal battle between Wordle and Worldle turns out.

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