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« on: March 26, 2014, 08:59:52 PM »

https://dropbox2048.site44.com/

try to get a block in a grid of 16 up to 2048 via doubling. 

highest score so far:
max tile value:  512
total score of all tiles: 5484
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2014, 01:39:43 PM »

Pretty interesting open letter from the Threes team to the ripoff games

(it's not a 'you guys suck we hate you' essay)
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2014, 03:58:28 PM »

yeah.  I never played Threes, so when this came up, I thought it was a new thing. ha!
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2014, 04:03:30 PM »

Quote from: Caine on March 28, 2014, 03:58:28 PM

yeah.  I never played Threes, so when this came up, I thought it was a new thing. ha!

That's one of the interesting things about that open letter.  Things can get created and distributed so quickly nowadays, there can be very little time for an original idea to be able to establish that it is the original idea before the copycats come along.
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2014, 07:35:15 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on March 28, 2014, 04:03:30 PM

Quote from: Caine on March 28, 2014, 03:58:28 PM

yeah.  I never played Threes, so when this came up, I thought it was a new thing. ha!

That's one of the interesting things about that open letter.  Things can get created and distributed so quickly nowadays, there can be very little time for an original idea to be able to establish that it is the original idea before the copycats come along.

The best thing to do is to make sure everyone knows Threes started the ball rolling.  Maybe keep that letter page saved for a while.

I have to say, even though the Threes guys are fairly calm about it, seeing all these clones pisses me off.  Not your fault, though, Caine.
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 07:38:09 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 28, 2014, 07:35:15 PM

I have to say, even though the Threes guys are fairly calm about it, seeing all these clones pisses me off.  Not your fault, though, Caine.

The thing that gets me about the clones is that they even copied the visual style.  That seems to eliminate any chance that you're creating a "game inspired by Threes" and turns it squarely into "we want to profit off of the success of Threes by blurring the lines between them."
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2014, 07:57:14 PM »

An exception should be made for Numberwang 2048; it is genius.
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2014, 08:38:18 PM »

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on March 28, 2014, 07:57:14 PM

An exception should be made for Numberwang 2048; it is genius.

I agree with that. Plus, I've always loved Numberwang.
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2014, 09:12:32 PM »

it is pretty bad how fad games like these get remade without any note towards the original idea.  all you can hope for is that the knockoffs are recognized as they are. 
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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2014, 09:29:11 PM »

Quote from: Caine on March 28, 2014, 09:12:32 PM

it is pretty bad how fad games like these get remade without any note towards the original idea.  all you can hope for is that the knockoffs are recognized as they are. 

This version of 2048 at least has the following minor tip of the hat:
"Created by Gabriele Cirulli. Based on 1024 by Veewo Studio and conceptually similar to Threes by Asher Vollmer."

Ha, in fact, I'm pretty sure the 2048 you linked to in the original post is a knockoff of the knockoff.
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