Heardle, the name-that-tune game influenced by Wordle’s popularity, will no longer be available on Spotify. Less than a year after purchasing the game, Spotify has decided to sell it in order to concentrate on other music discovery features.
Spotify said in a statement on Saturday that it has made the difficult decision to part ways with Heardle. The Heardle webpage also included a similar announcement. The game originally emerged in February 2022, at a time when many games used a format similar to Wordle, which the New York Times had purchased in January of that year. Heardle challenges users to identify the song as rapidly as they can by playing small clips of it.
Users may now uncover and listen to the entire song on the app thanks to Spotify’s July acquisition of Heardle, which was the company’s goal when buying the game from its founders. But Spotify has now made the decision to concentrate on other tools for finding music.
The reason for the game’s termination has not been made apparent by the developer, and it is still unknown where Heardle will wind up after this. The designer and seller of the game, who is still reportedly publicity-averse, were not named when Spotify announced the acquisition. The individual was described as a “London-based web and app designer” who declined to be further identified in an interview with Variety in May 2020.