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Procrastination Destination: Weird 2048

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Hold on to your binders and beg for mercy: The writers of Wesleying are bringing you our critically-acclaimed biannual Procrastination Destination feature, where we post a frenzy of addictive, pointless, and/or awesome links to help you get your procrastination on every day for all of finals (today + reading period + actual finals week). Have an idea for what you think would be a rad Procrastination Destination? Email us at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.

As the first stop on your trip away from productivity, I bring with me Weird Versions of 2048. Don’t lie and say you haven’t played it yet, because even if you haven’t yet tried to smash together brightly colored, numbered tiles in pursuit of that elusive “2048” tile (or, if you’re a seasoned pro like myself, maybe even “4096”) you soon will be. But just as a start, you can find the original—built by Gabriele Cirulli—on GitHub and the Apple and Android stores—swipe up, down, right, and left to smash together tiles of the same number, double them, and move up exponentially until you reach your goal! (Pro tip: figure out a way to keep your largest block in one corner and keep it there as if your life depended on it!) Now that you’re acquainted, let’s get weird.