Minimalistic Puzzle Game 'Threes' From Developer of 'Puzzlejuice' Now Available

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    Threes! is a simple puzzle game that's easy to pick up but difficult to master. Made by Greg Wohlwend and Asher Vollmer, developers that have been behind some popular apps like Puzzlejuice, Hundreds, and Ridiculous Fishing, Threes!' gameplay can be distilled down into a single easy-to-grasp concept: combine blocks in factors of three to create ever increasing numbers.

    Gameplay consists of sliding numbered blocks onto one another to form higher numbers, but some important rules turn an easy concept into a challenging puzzle. Only like numbers can combine together, for instance, 3 and 3, to form a 6, which can then only combine with another 6. 1 and 2 are limited to combining with each other.

    Each slide produces additional numbers on the board, and the idea is to continually clear numbers by combining them, because the game ends when the board is full. Our sister site TouchArcade has published a review of Threes!, essentially calling it simple, accessible, and well-designed.

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    TouchArcade gives Threes! five stars and says that it is "about as close as it gets to a perfect mobile game." The site has also posted a TA Plays video depicting the gameplay.

    Threes! is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for $1.99. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Minimalistic Puzzle Game 'Threes' From Developer of 'Puzzlejuice' Now Available
     
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    I don't understand... yes, it looks like a nice game and it got some good reviews, but is this such big news that it deserves to be posted here? I don't get all these posts about games...
     
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    This is just an ad dressed up as a rumor/story :mad:
     
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    I've been wondering about these kinds of posts too.

    Or is it just the new apps that bother to send a press release to MacRumors? (seems like that number would be way higher).

    Or is it apps with high reviews? (Aha, interesting apps with high reviews from sister site).

    Gary
     
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    Nope. We (editors) share content that we find interesting and that we think other people might find interesting as well. Threes! is a game that I personally have been playing and a game that our sister site TouchArcade has ranked highly, which is why I shared it here.
     
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    This one in particular seems to be making the rounds in quite a few tech sites. At first I thought it was legit that a blogger just thought it was a good game but seem multiple just flat it shows they bought these posts up.
     
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    We only share things we find interesting and that get a lot of attention from other sources as well. Threes! is a game from a set of developers that have produced some very well-known games.

    If we were sharing new apps that we received press releases for, you would see non-stop posts!
     
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    We do not accept sponsored postings but if we did it would be disclosed prominently.
     
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    Just downloaded and it seems like a good commuter game!

    Fun game.
     
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    Puzzlejuice was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it. I like the whole gist of Threes, added it to my wish list to buy later.
     
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    Minimalistic is not a word. The word is minimalist.
     
  13. macrumors 604

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    Thanks for the recommendation. Hundreds is a great game, I'll have to check this one out too.

     
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    Quit complaining

    I dont understand how people still complain about apps or products having a story and claiming they are ads. Some of the best apps, or best deals on apps, I have downloaded have been from a "story" on here. I would rather have read about a new interesting game or app than read super sketchy rumors, it keeps the site fresh and the editors seem have pretty good judgement so why not??
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    Minimalist is already an adjective. Adding the "ic" is like making an adjective out of an adjective!
     
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    What's with all the ********? Complain about flappy bird instead. Threes is a really great game.
     
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    Just bought it. It's a lovely game. It has those special touches that only a really artistic developer would do (music, names given to numbers as if they were characters, and the confetti when you make a new high score). The gameplay is simple, but challenging. My highest score this far is 999.

    I'm not a fan of casual games, but this is a nice exception.
     
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    Just passing along the dictionary's take.
     

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