One year already since this game started and I honestly did not expect this game to still have as many active players as it does.
So with this I just wanted to say Thank You to everyone who has been playing Periodle throughout the past year, no matter if you have been playing every day or just a single game.
My motivation for making this game was that I was interested in the concept of a Wordle like game with the elements of the periodic table and if I didn't make it myself, who else would be crazy enough to do this.
When I released it, I was half expecting it to fade into complete obscurity after maybe 10 days, so what was to come was quite a positive surprise.
However after some initial fixes on day zero, I posted it to Reddit on day one, where it got a lot of attention and ending up with an article by Reviewgeek on day two it got a lot of attention, bringing it to just over 10000 visits on day five with another appearance in DerStandart by day 14.
Below is an image of the daily visits with some markers for relevant events, such as Scott Stro-Solves playing the game on day 209.
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One of my thoughts in before releasing this game was that if there were still around ten daily visits by day 100, I would count this as a success.
Turns out I'm still averaging around 400 and sometimes up to 500 daily visits after one year.
With this said, there are still some smaller additions I want to make to the game, although I am not going to making any specific promises about what I plan to add or when such an addition will be made.
Sorry About Yesterday
Yesterday was an April Fools' joke, element 119 and 120 have not yet been discovered and neither will they have those names.
You can still play yesterday's version Here, although only in practice mode, and that version will no longer receive updates in the future.
Elements 119 And 120
Periodle celebrates the recent discovery of the two new heaviest elements: Expandium 119 and Joshaium 120.
119 bringing us the first new element discovery after over 10 years (Tennessine was first announced in 2010, but only officially received its name in 2016) and also expanding the Periodic to its eighth row.
Perhaps the biggest challenge of this discovery being the decay behavior of these elements, no longer undergoing Alpha Decay (Emitting a 4He nucleus), but instead emitting a 12C nucleus and thus not matching any expected alpha decay chains.
The synthesization has likely already succeeded throughout many past attempts, with the elements likely just falling under the radar.
Starting today, these two new elements can now be used for your guesses in Periodle!
Free Play And Word Links
Probably the largest update yet.
Alongside the daily word, you can now play an arbitrary amount of words in practice mode.
These practice mode games do not count towards your statistics, you can mess around in these in whatever way you like without it effecting your statistics.
On top of that, if you want to challenge someone to a specific word you can now go into setup mode, where you can enter any word that can be spelled with five elements and get a link to that word.
Those links will then start the game in practice mode and with your specified word.
This News Page
Added this News Section!
Future updates to the game will be announced here. This page will show up whenever there is something new.
If you don't want this page to show up, you can disable it in the settings.
All news below here, I have added retroactively.
Added various color themes to make the game more accessible to anyone who is colorblind.
Although some themes are more intended as a challenge instead of serving as accessibility.
This reintroduces the Alpha Color Theme I used during early development, which is probably worse for accessibility.
Added a German version of the game.
The language can be changed in the settings, both puzzles can be played independently each day.
Start of this game with day 0 of course.
This was a slightly chaotic start due to the very incomplete word list, which got expanded a few hours later.