2048 is the #1 game on Google Play and the App Store, and that’s a damned travesty.
Our story starts a little over seven weeks ago. Sirvo LLC, better known as Greg Wohlwend and Asher Vollmer, released their second mobile game collaboration: Threes!. It was a great little puzzle game that had the perfect mix of addictive and charming that can help a game shoot to the top of the App Store. And it did. Seemingly within hours, this indie darling jumped to the #1 spot – and not just any #1 spot, but the #1 spot on the paid games list.
Rumors of paid mobile gaming’s death, it would seem, were greatly exaggerated.
Or at least they would have been if it weren’t for 2048.
A UI designer and web developer, Gabriele Cirulli “created” 2048 in the span of a weekend. You may have noticed my use of quotation marks there. That’s because, while he no doubt programmed the game and did the art, the creative process – aka developing an original idea and making it work – lays at the feet of Team Sirvo.
Yes indeed: 2048 is a clone of Threes. Read more »