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    C:\> TWENTY48
    Loading...
    Ready.

    You are in a darkened room. On the floor in front of
    you are sixteen tiles, arranged in a grid.  The tiles
    are labelled A1, A2, A3, A4, B1 and so on up to D4.

    There is a two here, on tile A1.
    There is a two here, on tile D3.

    > GET ALL
    The numbers appear too strongly glued to the tiles.

    > INVENTORY
    You have a copy of On Lisp by Paul Graham, a thing your 
    Aunt gave you that you don't know what it is, and a 
    small leaflet.

    > READ ON LISP
    Time passes. You have a profound enlightenment experience.  
    Sadly, this does not help you win the game.
    
    > READ LEAFLET
    "WELCOME TO TWENTYFORTYEIGHT!

    TWENTYFORTYEIGHT is a game of numbers, addition and high 
    bits. In it you will explore some of the most tedious 
    territory ever seen by Hacker News readers. No computer 
    will be without one!"

    > GO LEFT
    Some numbers move, and a new number appears!

    There is a two here, on tile A1.
    There is a two here, on tile C1.
    There is a two here, on tile D1. [Footnote 6]

    > FOOTNOTE 6
    There are no footnotes.

    > GO UP
    Some numbers move, some change, and some new numbers 
    appear!

    There is a four here, on tile A1.
    There is a two here, on tile B1.
    There is a two here, on tile D4.

    >GO DOWN
    Some numbers move, and a new number appears!
    
    There is a four here, on tile C1.
    There is a two here, on tile C4.
    There is a two here, on tile D4.
    There is a two here, on tile D1.

    >PANIC
    Not surprised.

    >QUIT
    Amazed you survived this long.

    Your score is 4, out of a possible umpty squillion and six.
    Good bye!

    C:\>
    C:\>
    C:\> DEL TWENTY48.EXE
    C:\>



I give it until tomorrow before we see a text-adventure-based version of 2048


I gave it a week, and there was nothing. I was astonished! It seemed such a logical extension of the idea. I'm ashamed at myself for doing this "demo" instead of just sitting down and writing it myself, but that mortgage won't pay itself...


I'd do it tonight if I didn't already have plans


I'm actually looking forward to this one, and I've never been so confident of a quick software release.


I'd panic too, if my A1 jumped to C1 for no apparent reason. ;-)

And it's evil to use A-D and 1-4 with "up" and "left" commands ... and not telling us which side is labelled with letters and which with numbers.

Makes me wonder what TWENTY EIGHTY-FOUR would look like ;-)




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