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Who Wore it Best? Threes! vs. 2048

Posted by Jordan Minor on May 5th, 2014

Who Wore it Best? takes on its most puzzlingly high-profile case of cloning yet again with Threes! vs. 2048.

Threes Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Carter Dotson on February 6th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: THREE OUT OF THREE
Threes is a puzzle game with absurd amounts of charm.
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148Apps Live: Demystifying the Upcoming Threes with Creators Asher Vollmer and Greg Wohlwend

Posted by Carter Dotson on February 4th, 2014

148Apps aims to bring you the most interesting iOS games and talks with the most interesting developers, all streamed live on our Twitch channel. This is 148Apps Live!

Threes is kind of a hard game to explain in words, and it’s even harder to explain why it’s a game worth playing in words. However, with its pedigree - from creators Asher Vollmer (Puzzlejuice) and Greg Wohlwend (Solipskier, Hundreds, Ridiculous Fishing) - and some pre-release hype thanks to an a mention as IGF honorable mention, and just general ‘buzz’ around the game from those in the indie community and in the know, it looks promising. But for those who aren’t in the know, just why Threes is so anticipated is still a mystery.

Until now.

Greg and Asher got on the 148Apps Twitch channel to discuss the game, how the idea and design evolved over time, and just where the game’s great voices (unfortunately not heard on the video due to a bug) came from. Plus, they give plenty of great tips and help on the way to setting a new high score.

Watch the entire archived broadcast:

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As well, watch the highlight of the high score run from the video:

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Follow us on Twitch to find out when we go live next! Threes releases on iOS on Thursday, February 6th.

The Portable Podcast, Episode 122

Posted by Carter Dotson on January 31st, 2012

Accept no impostors.

On This Episode:

  • Carter discusses the new puzzle game PuzzleJuice with developer Asher Vollmer. They discuss how the game's frantic multi-faceted gameplay works, its connection to SpellTower, and the difference between how this game utilizes existing gameplay concepts versus what a 'clone' does.
  • Carter discusses the new cooperative iPad game Fingle with Game Oven Studios, and talk about how the game was designed to try and bring people together.

  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Asher Vollmer, independent developer
  • Guest: Bojan Endrovski, Game Oven Studios
  • Music:

  • "Beatnes7 (Theme to The Portable Podcast)" by The Eternal - Download on iTunes here:

  • "Nanocarp" by The Eternal

  • How to Listen:

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  • Apps Mentioned on This Episode:

    Puzzlejuice Review

    By Jennifer Allen on January 24th, 2012
    A challenging combination of word games and block busting.
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