ChatGPT could have created the next Wordle in the form of Sumplete, an addictive online number game.
Rules Complete (opens in a new tab) they are quite simple. You get a grid of numbers – ranging in size from a three-by-three grid to a nine-by-nine grid – and you have to remove the numbers in such a way that the ones left in the columns and rows add up to the specified totals.
As you can see in the example below, we removed the six and nine from the left column so that the remaining digits (two, two, and three) add up to seven, while in the middle row we had to remove everything except the center nine to achieve the goal of nine.
As the grids get bigger, there are more and more possible combinations of numbers in each row and column that add up to the goals, making it harder and harder to find a solution. Those of you who are ready for the ultimate challenge will enjoy the nine by nine grid, as it is not only the largest, but also introduces negative numbers.
If you don’t like Sumplete, you can still sink your teeth into Wordle, and if you need help with today’s puzzle, check out our Wordle tips for tips on how to solve them.
How did ChatGPT create Sumlete?
ChatGPT did not conjure up Sumlete entirely on its own and did not create Sumplete on the first try. Instead, it was headed by Sub Stack User Intrigued Penguin (opens in a new tab).
As for how the idea for Sumplete came about, ChatGPT seems to have merged two games into one. Sudoku is one of the inspirations, but Sumlete also shares some similarities with Picross; similar to Sumplete, in Picross you use clues about the contents of each row and column to identify the correct points in the grid.
Only time will tell if Sumplete has the staying power of Wordle, but even if it doesn’t, we expect Sumplete won’t be the last game made with ChatGPT.