BTS Heardle: A fan of the South Korean group creates a new game to test ARMYs’ knowledge of their lyrics

Fame may be fleeting on social media, but Wordle and BTS have clearly bucked that trend. Now, after these two worlds merged – BTS Wordle – fans are hooked on a new game called BTS Heardle.

Inspired by the once-a-day word game that asks players to guess the word of the day in six attempts, Heardle involves guessing a septet song in seven attempts. Created by fans running a fan account @BTSChartData, an account that usually compiles South Korean band data, it tests fans’ love for the band’s songs.

Unlike their first game BTS Wordle, also created by them, the new game features hints for every guess. The band, which is known for their poignant and inspiring lyrics, the game tests fans’ knowledge of the subject. The website displays both the original Korean lyrics and English translations. Even though most of BTS’s songs are in Korean, the language won’t get in the way of the bond between fans and artists, thanks to the bilingual fan volunteers who have been translating the group’s lyrics since their debut.

The newly created fan-made game for the fandom collectively known as ARMY asks players to guess a band’s song in seven attempts.

For allusions to the lyrics used in the new game, @BTSChartData collaborated with a trusted translation fan account, @DoolSetBangtan.

“After the first guess, you can start listening to the sample,” read the rule on the free website created for BTS’s ARMY fandom. “Ignored or incorrect attempts unlock more snippets,” the rules read while playing more of the song of the day. Once players are successful, the correct song plays along with displaying the Spotify link of said song with a spoiler-free sharing option, allowing fans to brag about it online.

The Korean group consisting of RM, Jin, SugaJ-hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook is arguably the biggest boy band in the world, growing in popularity every day. And it’s not usual to see them dominating social media platforms, especially Twitter every day. Now the fandom can’t help but go gaga over the new game, especially those who passed it on their first attempt, “BTS Heardle” topped the charts worldwide.

While most couldn’t help but share their joy at guessing the song in one go, proving their “true purple blood” status, a nod to the fandom color, others adored the posts posted by the website referencing many of the group’s funny anecdotes.

Wordle was created by a Brooklyn-based engineer for his girlfriend during the pandemic. It’s not only hooked millions worldwide, but has also inspired a plethora of related games online. From games related to numbers and the world map, the list of simple puzzle-inspired games is endless and has certainly transcended all boundaries.

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