Spotify acquired Heardle, the Wordle-inspired music guessing game

It wasn't a bug if you went to listen to Heardle this morning and were instead taken to the Spotify website. Today, Spotify announced that it had purchased the Wordle-inspired music guessing game, which it will use to boost music discovery.

Heard is one of several beloved spinoffs that have appeared in the mold of Wordle, the daily word game that gained so much momentum that The New York Times bought it. You are given the first second of a well-known song in the game. Congratulations, you have won if you can correctly identify the song within one second! If not, you get six chances to guess; if you get it wrong, the clip extends by two times.

The platform stated that they also regard Heardle as a tool for discovering new music.

The company said in a statement that using Heardle "could simply assist you to rediscover old music you might have thought you would forget, find wonderful new artists, or finally put a title to that wordless tune you have had stuck in your head forever."

Heard is a simple but never-ending difficult game. The challenge for players is to identify a song from its opening notes. They are given six chances to guess, with each tip adding a few seconds of music to help them choose what to say next.

According to a press statement from Spotify, "for existing Heardle players, the look and feel of the game will keep the same, and it will remain free to play for everyone." Additionally, as of right now, players can listen to the full song after the game on Spotify.

Heard, a Wordle-inspired music guessing game was purchased by Spotify.

Players were given to promote the game before it was purchased by Heardle by making contributions through the creator tipping website ko-fi. Its Ko-Fi page is currently inactive. Even so, certain Heardle rip-offs created by fans, such as Lorde Heardle (... a genuine missed opportunity to call it "Lord"), are still accessible online.

Wordle was purchased by the New York Times for an unknown sum in the "low seven figures," but Spotify concealed the price of its Heardle purchase. The newspaper reported in its quarterly profits that the Wordle acquisition had resulted in "tens of millions" of additional people visiting the site. Users are provided with a short advertisement for the Spelling Bee word game from the New York Times after finishing the day's Wordle puzzle. The fact that The New York Times had its best-ever quarter for net subscription additions to Games after its Jan takeover is likely no coincidence.

Though Heardle might not be as well-known as Wordle, Spotify still made a wise deal with it.

Due to Spotify's efforts to enhance music discovery and retain users on its app, this acquisition makes sense The hilarity has now spread to Spotify's official Twitter account.

Spotify has purchased a number of companies over the years few years, primarily in the podcasting industry, including Anchor, Megaphone, and Podz. However, this is Spotify's first game acquisition. Even Netflix is trying to use gaming to boost its own content.

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