Why only one per day?
I’ve recently been introduced to Wordle, and I can’t get enough.
Wordle is a web-based puzzle that is clean and simple.
You type in a five letter word and the aim is the get the correct word in six tries or less — but the fewer, the better.
That is it.
It’s wildly addictive because of the perfect mix of skill and luck. Start with no correct letters and you’re at a disadvantage, but with some skill you can still win.
The game will also give you three types of hints along the way:
- The letter is in the correct position.
- The letter is in the word.
- The letter does not appear in the word.
For example: T and O are not in the word. A is both in the word and in the correct position, and L and N are in the word, but in the wrong positions.
So why am I writing this blog post?
— Well there’s a problem. Only ONE word per day.
This is entirely frustrating, but according to a recent article, the creator of the game ‘doesn’t want it taking over your life’. This is unhelpful because I want it to take over my life. Luckily I recently learned some handy programming skills and I’m exploring the idea of creating a copy of game myself.
There are some core features.
- Randomly generated five letter words
- Ability for a user to input letters
5 separate text boxes that accept one letter each
enter on finish
3. Ability to determine if each letter is in the right location, wrong location, or not in the word at all
a loop that checks and compares the string for the existence of a letter
another loop that compares for location
a letter returns ‘existence’ and ‘location’ correct it is green
just ‘existence’, yellow
I plan to start this weekend, and I will update with progress.