2048 Clones go Rampant on App Store: There Are More Than 15 Threes

You may not like the news a bit if you are an ardent fan of the game Threes! The developers do not like the idea either. However, that would not make any difference to the innumerous dodgy app makes who have flooded the App Store in the last seven days with multiple clones of this game and its browser-based clone, 2048. Around fifteen clones are launched everyday with some interesting names like 2048 Candy, Threes Saga, 2048- Addictive Number Matching Puzzle Challenge Game.

Most of the games want you to combine number like the parent game. However, there are some others who have shown a bit of innovation. They have designed the games where the players need to match doges, Klingon characters and shirtless photos of a popular Brazilian DJ.

The numbers of “Threes!” clones are not as much as that of “Flappy Birds” though, which used to be around 60 in a day. However, the fact that makes the difference is that “Threes!” is still live now whereas “Flappy Bird” was not so.

There is no denying the fact that all these tile-sliding games owe their existence to none other than “Threes!” but the parent game has hardly got its due and there is a slight chance of getting the same as well in future. Still, the developers of game said, “We do believe imitation is the greatest form of flattery,” but it also shamed the cheap imitators by saying, “but ideally the imitation happens after we’ve had time to descend slowly from the peak – not the moment we plant the flag.”… Read the rest

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2048- Popular Game, Shameless Ripoff or Controversy’s Favorite Child?

It is not even a month since the game “2048” has been launched on both Android and iPhone devices. However, it has already created a huge stir. While it is one of the most popular games that almost everybody is hooked on to, it is claimed to be a “rip-off” by Taylor Casti, a popular blogger, who also called it “shameless”. He claimed it to be a clone of another game namely “Threes”. For him, “Threes!” is a much better game with an attractive design and a cool soundtrack.

 The developers of “Threes!” said something similar to Casti. While they were ready to take the issue in a casual way but they stopped being modest since the moment some people called “Threes!” a clone of 2048. Some other even claimed the latter to be better than “Threes!” After the alleged copycat drama the makers went on to say “We know Threes is a better game, we spent over a year on it. And obviously, Threes is the reason 2048 exists.” They further went on record to describe “2048” a “broken game”.

The controversy does not end here. “2048” has also been compared to “Flappy Birds” However, as per the creator of “2048”, Gabriel Cirulli, his inspiration for the game came from “1024”.

Regarding the controversies surrounding the game, Gabriel rsaind, “I just wanted to make my own version with animations and slightly different gameplay, mostly as an exercise,” reported Los Angeles Times.

One cannot deny the fact that in today’s world it is difficult to find something original. However, taking inspiration to the point of copying or cloning most part of it is not acceptable either. Hence the flak faced by “2048”. … Read the rest

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