Design Is Why 2048 Sucks, and Threes Is a Masterpiece(wired.com)

almost 8 years ago from Conlin "Wuz" Durbin, f-f-frontend @ lessonly.com

  • Ian GoodeIan Goode, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

    1024 was the iOS app that blatantly, by their own admission, sold themselves as the free version of Threes. 2048 was an web based open source version of 1024 that got really popular because it was open source. Pretty much anyone could fork the repo and put their own twist on it, that's why it spread so much. The creator wasn't expecting it to happen and eventually under peer pressure decided to try milk it while he could. Threes existence was actually irrelevant to him since his worked was based off 1024.

    So your rant is misdirected and misinformed, but then again so is the original article.

    [edit] Ha, did some rechecking and the person I was talking about who created the open source 2048 actually based it off 1024 and an app called 2048. So I don't know anything about the creator of the original app version of 2048, I assume it was a Threes copy. Just goes to show what a mess the whole thing was.

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    • Gabriel TelepakGabriel Telepak, almost 8 years ago

      amen.

      the app store 2048 developer, Ketchapp, is a clone machine who downloaded the repo, and slapped an ad on it which jacked the income that Threes deserved IMO. and this all happened thanks to 1024 & the original 2048.

      call me bitter or call me blunt, but i just hate clones = hating 2048 or whatever you want to call it.

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