I got 2048!
and no … I didn’t get it by cheating or by digital editing. It was done legitimately, and with a great deal of work and effort.
It just wasn’t with the original game.
As I blogged yesterday, the 2048 game is a very addictive time consumer (waster) game that had its code released as open source.
So, I was investigating an intriguing mathematics Tumblr site called “Visualizing Math” which is a fantastic resource for animations and visualizations in mathematics. This is well worth the time, effort, and exploration for such visualization.
In the middle, there’s a discussion of the 2048 game. It was here that I read about the 9007199254740992 game!
Let me see here:
and so on and so on. All made easily available through the benefit of open source. The only problem is that the 8×8 grid is too large to display on the screen at default. I had to do a few Command – keystrokes to make it all visible. I thought, just for a moment, that I had a rationale to purchase a higher resolution screen!
It begs the question – there undoubtedly are more variations of the game available.
Do you have one to share?