We know how to deal with a clone, and likely, so do you. Swiping up, down, left or right moves the cards the full distance possible. This last feature was likely a choice the developer made based on the fact that the game was too easy. Since, the game has grown in popularity after a posting on Hacker News on March 10th. Threes was cloned and beat to a different market within 6 days of release on i OS. But it’s sort of the Commander Keen to Super Mario Bros. Imagine Tetris was released and then less than a month later (instead of years) Dr. Maybe not a lot of people know Alexey Pajitnov made Tetris, but of those that care about that kind of thing, it’s fairly obvious to everyone that Tetris came first. Mario, you’re almost certainly aware that Tetris exists. We want to celebrate iteration on our ideas and ideas in general. 2048 is a simpler, easier form of Threes that is worth investigation, but piling on top of us right when the majority of Threes players haven’t had time to understand all we’ve done with our game’s system and why we took 14 months to make it, well… It’s complicated and hard to express these conflicting feelings but hopefully this is a start.First, it started on i OS with a game called 1024 released 21 days after Threes (February 27th). The sliding is there, the doubling of cards, the merging, even the art is extremely similar. It’s freely available and open source, allows swipes so it can be played on the phone and has spawned many variants since, including our personal favorite: Numberwang 2048. Something we noticed about this kind of system early on (that you'll see hidden in the emails below). The branching of all these ideas can happen so fast nowadays that it seems tiny games like Threes are destined to be lost in the underbrush of copycats, me-toos and iterators. We are so happy with Threes and how it has done and all the response. And even writing this feels like we’re whining about some sour grapes that we have no business feeling sour about. Though if the game stays this simple we could make a bunch of color schemes and something like this could be an option.Please discuss this issue on the article's talk page.This list of "Afrikanerisms" comprises slang words and phrases influenced by Afrikaans and other African languages. Our expectations for our tiny game were well, fairly tiny. It’s still hard to address the world’s response with something beyond a wide-eyed daze but essentially we couldn’t be more thrilled. But there’s another side of that daze that we wish to talk about. With Greg being part of the Ridiculous Fishing team, we’re not shy about calling a clone a clone, and believe us, there’s no shortage of straight-up clones out there, especially on Android.Basically, we hoped it’d do better than Puzzlejuice. But it’s the not-really-clone sort of games, the rip-offs, that have popped up that have our feelings puzzled. A game system identical to 1024 with one tweak, it removed the stones. Mario is a pretty great game by the way, so the comparison is a bit weird here. This sort of fast turnaround creates a lot of confusion and while it’s exciting and somewhat inevitable, it doesn’t make the aftermath easier to deal with as original creators.But it’s the important stuff, and a lot of it was important to getting Threes out in the world. Asher sends out a prototype on 12/2/13 to a number of friends, including Greg. ok so the atoms one is bs, don't even know why i'm showing you. we'd do symbols with these as well or some kind of representation so it naturally doesn't screw with colorblind folks. You basically slide them into numbers to eat them and that's how you cash out points. I get what you're saying about the liquid stuff-- that seems like the most elegant metaphor for the relationship between the numbers. unless we come up with the perfect visual metaphor that people can instantly relate to. i don't want to belabor the point but i just feel like this game is super fun. anyway, i wanna get those bastards outta my hair for a bit. puzzlejuice had it on the clever/marketing side "brain punch" but also the direct pitch "it's tetris, boggle and bejeweled".
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