ChatGPT may have created the next Wordle in the form of Sumplete, an engaging online puzzle game of numbers.
The rules of Sumplete (opens in new tab) are quite simple. You are given a grid of numbers – with sizes ranging from a three-by-three grid to a nine-by-nine grid – and you must remove the numbers so that the remaining numbers in the columns and rows add up to a specific number. totals.
As you can see in the example below, we removed the six and nine from the leftmost column so that the remaining digits (two, two, and three) add up to seven, while for the middle row, we had to remove everything but the central nine to reach the goal of nine.
As the grids get bigger, there are more possible combinations of numbers in each row and column that add up to the goals, making it increasingly difficult to find a solution. Those of you 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 Sumplete isn’t your thing then you’ve still got Wordle to sink your teeth into, and if you need help with today’s puzzle, check out our Wordle directions for hints on how to solve it.
How did ChatGPT create Totale?
ChatGPT didn’t come up with Sumplete from scratch, nor did it create Sumplete on the first attempt at a game. Instead, it was powered by Substack user Puzzled Penguin (opens in new tab).
As for how the idea for Sumplete came about, ChatGPT seems to have combined two games into one. Sudoku is one of the sources of inspiration, but Sumplete also shares some similarities with Picross; like in Sumplete, in Picross you use clues about the contents of each row and column to identify the correct points in a grid.
Only time will tell if Sumplete has Wordle’s staying power, but even if it doesn’t stick around, we expect Sumplete won’t be the last game made with ChatGPT’s help.