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2048
« on: November 01, 2016, 04:17:47 AM »
So there's this little game called 2048 that I'm a little bit addicted too.  It's one of those games that's easy to pick up and learn, but difficult to master.  The goal is simple: Keep combining like numbers together to double them with the eventual goal of getting up to 2048.  Now, while that will seem challenging at first (took me a while to get my first 2048), after a while, it'll almost seem like child's play.  The good new?  You can keep going!

I've been at it for some time and have gotten pretty good.  The highest tile I've ever achieved is 8192... and I've done it a few times now.  I'm slowly closing in on 16384, but at that level, there's ZERO room for error and one bad move and it's game over.  The closest I've ever gotten was getting a 8192, 4096, and 2048, plus some other change, but made a small mistake and, like I said, it was game over.  I feel like if I ever do get 16384, it may be time to hang it up, because going for a 32768 is just silly.

Anyways, not sure if you could get it in the Penny Arcade or not, but it might be a fun addition.
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Re: 2048
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2016, 09:53:23 AM »
I'll check it out when I get a chance, TJ...
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Re: 2048
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 02:25:29 PM »
Achieved my first 2048 tile yesterday. The game became a lot more addicting once you figure out how to control the board. I will be trying for 4096 next! :D

Did you ever reach 16,384 Jude?

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Re: 2048
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 03:27:09 PM »
Kept forgetting to check this one out, but now I have to...
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Re: 2048
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 09:17:08 PM »
Well, I suck at 2048.  Too bad it's not called 64...  ;D
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Re: 2048
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2017, 10:33:55 PM »
Well, I suck at 2048.  Too bad it's not called 64...  ;D

I hit 1024 so many times I was wishing the game was called 1024 instead haha.

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Re: 2048
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 06:12:50 AM »
The key to this game is to pack your highest tile into a corner and keep it there.  There's a few strategy videos/sites out there that outline the strategy.  Once you get the hang of it, you're high scores will take a significant jump and 2048 won't be too far away.

But if you just move around randomly in all directions, yeah, you probably won't get much further than 64.

Oh, and I never did get up to 16k.  I eventually found out there was a version with undo (which, if you see boards with 16k or higher, it was likely done on this version).  I did get it using that, but it felt cheap because with undo, you can basically go on forever.  Making a mistake has no real consequences, and the game becomes trivial.  So I got away from it for a while, but every now and again I'll play it for fun.
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