Ever since I discovered the 2048 game, I’ve made it a milestone to get the 2048 tile and win the game. Some might say it’s just a game, other may say it’s silly to make it a milestone in life to win a game, I say it’s proof you are dedicated to accomplish your dreams and you don’t give up easy.
For those of you that don’t know, 2048 is a single-player puzzle game created in March 2014 by 19-year-old Italian web developer Gabriele Cirulli, in which the objective is to slide numbered tiles on a grid to combine them and create a tile with the number 2048. It is a type of sliding block puzzle, and is very similar to the Threes app released a month earlier. The game has been described by the Wall Street Journal as “almost like Candy Crush for math geeks”, and Business Insider called it “Threes on steroids”. Due to the popularity of 2048, it is sometimes claimed that Threes! is a clone of it, rather than the other way around.
I didn’t win anything, I was expecting to feel like I won the Nobel prize, I didn’t, but a valuable thing was that I got my brain working, gained more experience in math, and proved to myself I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. In conclusion, I won self confidence. Which is a valuable thing to have.
I’ve made it to my 2048 milestone, in less than three days since I downloaded the game. In life, it obviously isn’t that easy, takes much more work, patience and dedication, not to mention time in order to accomplish a dream. Eventually, you’re going to get there.
In case you decide to give it a try, beware, its addicting!