The popular online word game Wordle has been recently bought by The New York Times, the American media company’s announcement said on January 31. The Times will blend the daily word puzzle in its collection of word games such as The Crossword, The Mini, and Spelling Bee.

Wordle was initially released by software engineer Josh Wardle with his partner Palak Shah in October 2021, and it immediately became a hit. Basically, it is a once-a-day letter game in which users try to figure out the word of the day by guessing five letters. Each letter turns either green, yellow, or grey to signal to the player that the letter is either correctly placed, in the word but in a different location, or not in the word at all, respectively. “The Times remains focused on becoming the essential subscription for every English-speaking person seeking to understand and engage with the world,” a statement from the Times reads. Meanwhile, Wardle expressed his gratitude on Twitter for the game’s success, “I’d be lying if I said this hasn’t been a little overwhelming. After all, I am just one person, and it is important to me that, as Wordle grows, it continues to provide a great experience to everyone.”