2048 Twist

The following is a post about my new app 2048 Twist. It is currently available for Desktop, Mobile browsers, Windows 8, and Windows Phone 8.


What is 2048 Twist?

2048 Twist is a game based off of 2048. The concept is simple, move blocks to combine same values increases the value of the block. When you combine two blocks, you free up a space on the board. Each time you move your blocks, a new block is created. You lose when you cannot combine anymore blocks and no spaces are left.


What is the twist?

2048 Twist introduces two main new features. The first is the ability to undo your last move. The second is the ability to “Twist” your blocks. This will randomly rearrange them. This is very handy when you are either stuck, or lose. You can actually use twist after your lose in order to get back into the game. This adds another layer to the addiction and be warned, it is highly addicting.


How do you play?

You can move your blocks in several ways. You can use a keyboard and push the arrow representing the directions you want to move (up, left, down, right) or swipe the screen on a touch screen in the direction you wish to move your blocks.

Below is a screen shot of what the game looks like.

2048 Twist Gameplay

A sample of gameplay

In the picture above, you can see numerous similar blocks by each other. For example, in the top row there are two “4” blocks beside each other. Pressing the left arrow will move all blocks to the left if they can either move, or combine. In this case, the two “4” blocks will combine into one “8” block.


Other features

With 2048 Twist the ability to customize your experience was made available to the user. You can use custom mode in order to change several game aspects. You can change the number of times you can use undo, or twist. You can change when the “You Win” message appears. You can even change the initial block that starts the game off.


Where can I get 2048 Twist for Windows 8 and 8.1?

Simple! Go to http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/2048-twist/b27aa2f6-dfab-4f49-87cf-483a895285cd to download the app.


Where can I get 2048 Twist for Windows 8 Phone and 8.1 Phone?

Simple! Go to http://www.windowsphone.com/en-ca/store/app/2048-twist/dc1fd760-db30-4a44-9140-d017de3487c2 to download the app.


Why is there a trial for Windows 8 and Windows 8 Phone?

A trial was needed to provide maximum user experience while providing a source of income to me, the developer. I am no fan of having a million micro transactions, and I do not believe in the process of locking down an app in hopes of receiving payment. Windows 8 and Windows 8 Phone allow for the process of a trial app. This allows the user to try a game absolutely free while making the buying of the full version easy.

For 2048 Twist, you have full access to the main game. The only restriction during the trial is you may only play the game through the custom menu 3 times. You can play the game literally for 1,000 hours if you want to, completely free.


Where can I play 2048 Twist in my browser for free?

You may enjoy the game by simply pointing your browser to http://humanescape.com/apps/2048/




I hope you all enjoy the game. Please leave any questions, comments, or errors in the comments below.

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