Wordle, the viral online word game, has spawned countless variations since being launched by Welsh developer Josh Wardle.
Worldle, the latest spinoff, moves the browser-based puzzle from the dictionary to the atlas: Players are shown a shaded outline of a country and have six tries to correctly guess what it is.
As with Wordle, which was recently, Worldle flashes green, gray and yellow squares. The difference is, here the more green squares you see the closer you are geographically to the right nation.
Worldle also shows the distance in kilometers your guess was to the actual location. (You can change that measurement to miles in the Settings section, or even hide the country image for more of a challenge.)
While Worldle hasn’t reached the level of fandom of its inspiration, the once-a-day puzzle did garner more than 500,000 players on Sunday, its first day, according to its creator.
“You crazy people!” Worldle creator @teuteuf tweeted. “It was supposed to be just a small side project! We are now half a million who played #Worldle today! Wtf?! Thanks to all of you!”