How to play Survivle, the Wordle-like game where the goal is losing

Amber Peake March 8, 2022
How to play Survivle, the Wordle-like game where the goal is losing


Survivle is the latest Wordle-like game to be released and follows a growing list of inspired alternatives making the rounds online.

The popular word-guessing game was released in October 2021 and, since then, several inspired versions have been released including Absurdle, Quordle and, more recently, Factle and Heardle.

Now fans are curious to know more about Survivle and how to play it. Let’s take a look…

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Survivle is like Wordle but with the goal of losing

Created by Lazyguyy, Survivle is inspired by Wordle and Absurdle and essentially sees users lose to succeed.

Fans of Wordle will know the aim of the game is to guess the five-letter word within six tries. For those who have yet to play Absurdle, it sees users try to guess a word in as few guesses as possible but, instead of having a prepared answer, users’ answers are analysed to narrow down a word list of more than 2,000 possibilities.

Combining elements of the two games, the goal of Survivle is to try to last as many rounds as possible without guessing the correct word. Survivle’s creator announced its release on Reddit at the weekend.

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How to play Survivle

As with Wordle and Absurdle, Survivle users start by entering a five-letter word of their choosing. If a letter changes to yellow, the letter is in the word but in the wrong spot. If it is green, it is in the correct position.

Letters can also appear grey, which indicates they aren’t in the word. Survivle-ists can’t use those grey letters in their next answer.

On top of that, all revealed yellow and green letters must be used in following answers.

You can try Survivle for yourself here.

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Survivle proves a hit with Redditors

Following Survivle creator Lazyguyy’s post launching the game on Reddit, users have already started sharing their appreciation for the Wordle-like game:

One user claimed they survived ten rounds:

Another said they would add it to their growing list of ‘le’-named daily games:

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Amber is a freelance writer on The Focus who mainly covers anything celeb, music, and entertainment related. Having graduated with a BA (Hons) in Journalism from Brunel University in 2020, she has spent the last two years reporting the latest celeb news and pop culture trends across leading and national publishers. Starting her career at as a showbiz reporter, Amber began contributing on The Focus in 2021. As well as her work on the site, she has also written across other GRV Media publications, including both Reality Titbit and HITC. When she's not scrolling endlessly on TikTok, you'll find Amber wrapped up in yet another DIY crafting project.