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Threes is a deceptively simple puzzle game. You slide numbered tiles across a 16-slot board, combining twin numbers to rack up the highest score possible. It seems like something timeless, like it should have been next to the crossword puzzle in The New York Times back when your grandpa was a kid...

June 12th 2015 at 8:13pm 0 Comments
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Google removed the quirky puzzle game Threes from the Play store on Tuesday. Its removal was unceremonious and sudden, but that's not exactly why Threes creator Asher Vollmer found the situation frustrating. That came down to two reasons: A robot informed Vollmer that his game was removed from...

May 5th 2015 at 10:57pm 0 Comments
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Did you play Monument Valley (above left), the gorgeous perspective-based puzzler from last year? It costs $4 on Google Play / iTunes, and is one of 2014's best games. And now you can get it for free. Sort of. You see, Ketchapp, the studio behind Threes! knockoff 2048 is at it again. With Skyward (...

January 28th 2015 at 11:19am 0 Comments
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ATTENTION: The year 2014 has concluded its temporal self-destruct sequence. If you are among the escapees, please join us in salvaging and preserving the best games from the irradiated chrono-debris. Threes Threes is ingenious. Its simplistic presentation belies beautiful, thoughtful design an...

January 7th 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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ATTENTION: The year 2014 has concluded its temporal self-destruct sequence. If you are among the escapees, please join us in salvaging and preserving the best games from the irradiated chrono-debris. Dark Souls 2 I've been known to perch on treetops with many a RPG, but even by my standards this...

January 2nd 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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It's the year of the puzzler on mobile, as Apple awards the numerical master class of Threes! and visually luxe Monument Valley with game of the year nods. The gorgeous platformer Leo's Fortune was the runner-up iPhone game of the year. If these awards seem like deja vu, that's because these games...

December 8th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Xbox One welcomes all moods on December 5 with Limbo and Threes, the next two ID@Xbox entries. Microsoft gifted early Xbox One adopters with Playdead's monochrome misadventure last month, but everyone can purchase the platformer starting Friday. As for numeric puzzler Threes, you can flirt with its...

December 3rd 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Threes developer Asher Vollmer targets consoles with his next game Close Castles, confirming a PlayStation 4 release in a post today at the PlayStation Blog. Fresh off an IndieCade showing at E3 2014, Close Castles is a minimalist real-time strategy game that places warring kingdoms in dangerous p...

December 1st 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Combining number bubbles of the same color to add up to higher numbers to keep the screen from being filled with bubbles is the objective in Combine Colors (free with in app purchases). The gameplay is very similar to Threes! or 2048 with the concept of sliding numbers together to create larger nu...

October 15th 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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Humble Mobile Bundle 6 is now live with a collection of six Android-compatible games, including Asher Vollmer's number-sliding puzzler Threes and Little Eyes' planet-fusing action game Eliss Infinity. Pay any amount you wish for the pack and you'll get copies of Eliss Infinity, The Game Bakers' b...

August 6th 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments