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Threes!, Monument Valley and more games win Apple Design Awards

Nearly half of the of the 12 apps lauded in the Apple Design Awards 2014 are iOS games, the company revealed during its annual Worldwide Developer's Conference. Apple bestows the awards on...

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Threes creators express puzzlement, sadness over 2048 and rampant cloning (update)

The developers behind mobile numbers game Threes are "puzzled" by the popularity of the title's rip-offs, clones that tweak their formula and yet have gained traction in the media despite ever...

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How have clones hurt Threes?

Welcome to Friends List! If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give both...

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Google makes Android more friendly to game developers and players

Google's mobile platform, Android, still plays second fiddle to Apple's iOS when it comes to gaming: Most developers still target iOS first and bring their game to Android afterward, and there can...

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Threes! now available on Android (update)

Threes!, the addictive number-crunching sensation that launched on iOS in early February, is being released on Android today, developer Sirvo confirmed to Polygon. Hidden Variable Studios...

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How to beat Threes!

This year, we'll be piloting a number of new video programs at Polygon. Some may run for an episode or two, others may last — fingers-crossed — for years. This is one of our latest projects, a...

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Are video games addictive?

Welcome to Friends List! If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give both...

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Why it took a year to make, and then break down, an amazing puzzle game

Threes is a game that is best described as being tiny. You slide numbered tiles around a four by four grid, and you have to match multiples of threes together to increase your score. So if you...