One of these days I caught myself playing the 2048 game for a couple of hours on my way to Rio de Janeiro 🏖️ when I suddenly had this idea: I'm gonna remake this game from scratch with SwiftUI and Combine and share the result with the community!
Some Tesla owners can now play two more video games on their car dashboards. The company is rolling out a new software update this week that adds “2048” and “Super Breakout” to its roster of “TeslAtari” titles.
According to Bloomberg, Kalanick is using his newfound downtime to set up a family office, spend time with his father – and play plenty of “2048.”. But “2048” isn’t a new game – or a particularly original one at that. It’s easy to learn, and even easier to get hooked on.
The saga is available for anyone to follow. Last month, as the duo were figuring out what to do about the 2048 problem, they decided to "show their work," giving the world an intimate look into the making of their game.
Besides its simplicity, other reasons behind 2048’s popularity is that it's free - in terms of source and price. Cirulli has even posted the game code online for other developers to use and customise for their own version. There are tons of different versions and confusingly many of them have the same name - 2048. At least a couple of variations are interesting, with some games allowing you to go beyond 2048 and some adding a twist by only letting you join numbers in a Fibonacci sequence.
You have a limited number of free squares, and each move introduces another tile into the mix. But combine like numbers into their sum and you've opened up the board for the new tile and simultaneously progressed a little further toward your goal of making a magic 2048 one, a feat accomplished by combining two 128's into a 256 and two 256's into a 512 and so on.