Free Bee

Enhanced Free Software clone of The New York Times game Spelling Bee

Free Bee to shut down on January 31, 2023

It is with a heavy heart that I announce my end with Free Bee. Over the last year, I have been entirely unable to play a game of Free Bee, to say nothing of keeping up with even the removal of offensive words, let alone the addition of new words. In a way, this speaks to the great success of Free Bee and I am forever grateful and indebted to the players over the last two and a half years. But it also means that, with little opportunity for me to find the time to keep up with Free Bee, it is time for me to accept that I am no longer able to be the steward the game deserves.

This server will go offline on January 31, 2023.

It's not a money issue; while I do pay for the server out-of-pocket it has only ever costed me $3.50 a month thanks to the great team at Vultr.

The code for Free Bee will remain available on GitHub. Shortly after the shutdown, I will add a new repository to the Free Bee organization with all my scripts to generate daily games and the infrastructure necessary to host your own Free Bee server.

Free Bee was a lot of fun and something I won't ever forget.

Let's do it again sometime.