While I love numbers-based puzzle game Threes!, I'm not particularly good at it. But there are plenty of people out there who are good at it - and someone has finally managed to beat it - over three years after the game came out.
Ubisoft has bought Ketchapp, the controversial mobile game company behind a hugely popular Threes clone.
Mobile puzzler Threes! is now available as a free-to-play ad-supported browser game.
Last year game developer Asher Vollmer released a deceptively addictive tile puzzler called Threes. We, especially Wes, really liked it. Today, Vollmer revealed on Twitter that the free version he released last month doubled his daily income.
Top mobile puzzler Threes! has launched a free version of its app via the iOS App Store and Google Play.
Hit mobile puzzler Threes was removed from Google Play last night for listing the game 2048, widely seen as Threes clone, as a search keyword.
Apple has introduced a new Pay Once & Play category to its App Store, allowing users to browse a selection of games that do not feature in-app purchases.
Asher Vollmer, creator of hit puzzler Threes, has halted work on his next project Close Castles.
I'm playing Threes on the train home from work.
The Xbox One version of cult platforming hit Limbo will be available to buy for everyone on Friday, Microsoft has confirmed.
Early Xbox One adopters who had used their console during its launch weekend were gifted a free copy of the game a couple of weeks ago.
Also arriving on the Xbox Games Store this Friday are mobile puzzler Threes and the motion-sensing Boom Ball Kinect, a message posted to the ID@Xbox Twitter account revealed.
Popular iOS and Android puzzler Threes is coming to Xbox One as an ID@Xbox title, Microsoft announced during its press conference pre-show.
Threes developer Sirvo LLC worked hard on its puzzle game phenomenon and it's non too happy about a series of clones popping up on the marketplace. To counter this worrying trend, the developer wrote an over 42K word blog post detailing the game's year-and-a-half development, explaining why a seemingly simple game like Threes is actually a ton of work to get the balance just right.
Like so many of the things installed on your iPhone, Threes! is a game of pattern-matching. A one and a two make a three. Threes and up can be matched only with identical tiles. 'Swipe to combine tiles' is all the instruction you really need to get started, and indeed the game offers little more than that as you complete its wonderfully light-touch tutorial sequence. Of course, by then it's too late. It's much too late.
Threes' best joke is that it's a match-two puzzler. It's not a maths game, and despite having numbers everywhere you look, it involves none of that tricky adding-up or taking-away. These numbers are used merely as identifiers. The game could equally have employed colours, or pictures of cats, or smells to identify its pieces. Do not be put off by the pictures of numbers, it is not they that will be making you feel a bit thick.
From the team responsible for the pain-is-pleasure sado-ludism of Puzzlejuice, Threes! is the video game equivalent of one of those hipster restaurants that serves unconscionably delightful food, but insists on doing so in the most terrifyingly smug surroundings imaginable. The brutalist mechanical simplicity of the gameplay is bonded to an audio landscape of shameless hipster whimsy - and if the graphic design loves Letterpress so much, why doesn't it just marry it?