2048 Reasons to Zone Out

2048, Casual Game, App, Android

Lawrence King

Digital Narratives

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February 2, 2018

2048 is a single-player sliding block puzzle game. The game’s objective is to slide numbered tiles on a grid to combine them to create a tile with the number 2048. I’m a fan of this game because it’s the perfect example of a casual game. It’s easy to use, has a simple but not boring concept and most importantly it’s a game I can get lost in and pass the time with.

This game is available in the app store and it’s free. It’s easily accessible and appropriate for all ages. All you need to play it are your fingers, you need to know how to swipe left, right, up and down and you need to know numbers. Even if you don’t know numbers you can have a blast just swiping randomly on the screen until it’s game over. This game is a no-brainer. You don’t have to think excessively and can still have fun while playing it.

Games like these are perfect for a casual gamer who’s just looking for something to do to pass the time. I play this game when I’m on the train, in a waiting room or just bored. I compare this game to working on an assembly line. You’re doing the same task repeatedly, it’s easy enough that you don’t get bored and the more you do it the more you get lost in it. A game like 2048 wasn’t meant to satisfy a need for adventure or conquest like The Witcher, and it wasn’t meant to satisfy your bloodlust like God of War; this game was made to pass the time.

The game is never ending too. Even if you get to 2048 you can keep going and it takes some time to get to 2048. I don’t need to be attached to this game either. I can walk away whenever I want; I just turn off my phone and it’s totally OK; no guilt. Plus, even though you walk away, the game just puts your progress on pause and you can continue it later. Definitely one of the best casual games on the market.

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