Spotify has acquired the Wordle-Inspired viral music trivia game ‘Heardle‘. Spotify’s official website announced the deal, “We see Heardle as more than a trivia game: It’s also a tool for musical discovery. Playing Heardle might just help you to rediscover old tracks you may have thought you’d forgotten, discover amazing new artists, or finally, put a title to that wordless melody you’ve had caught in your head forever.” check out the post below.
‘Heardle‘ is based on the format pioneered by Wordle, which was itself bought by the New York Times for more than $1 million. In ‘Heardle’, players try to guess a song as quickly as possible based on its opening notes; they get six tries, getting a few more seconds of music with each attempt. Like Wordle, Heardle then lets users share their results for bragging rights.
Spotify insisted ‘Heardle’ will remain “free to play for everyone.” But the audio-streaming giant is making changes to slipstream it into the Spotify business: Starting today, ‘Heardle’ players can listen to the full song on Spotify at the end of the game. Since its inception, ‘Heardle’ has used SoundCloud as its back-end audio provider.
‘Heardle’ will be available to users in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Spotify told “Further down the road, we are also planning to integrate Heardle and other interactive experiences more fully into Spotify to allow music lovers to connect more deeply with artists and challenge friends — and have some fun in the process”
Source: Spotify Twitter