Want to know how to make your own 2048 game? These days, there are a lot of 2048 games cropping up on the internet. Some of them are good, but many of them are pretty terrible. Think you have a better idea? Then read on for some tips on how to design your own 2048 game!

A fan-made 2048 game via doge2048.com

A fan-made 2048 game via doge2048.com

Fun fact: the most popular version of 2048 was coded and designed by a 19-year-old. That’s right. Gabriele Cirulli, an Italian web developer, created the world’s favorite mobile game in just a couple of days. “I just made it as a fun project over the weekend,” he told The LA Times in an interview.  There was no master plan, no hours spent in grueling, mind-numbing labor. There was just a bored kid looking for something to do over the weekend.

Fortunately, you don’t need an education in web design or coding to make your own 2048 game. All you need to do is check out the template provided by the folks over at Us vs. Th3m, a site devoted to web games, puzzles, and general internet tomfoolery.

How To Make Your Own 2048 Game

Us vs. Them’s template simplifies a great deal of the design process. There are only three basic steps: the name, the color, and the tiles. Once you’ve figured those out, your game is basically done.



First and foremost, scroll down to the bottom of the page to enter the name of your game. Make it something fun and appealing, something people will click on out of sheer curiosity. Why else do you think Doge 2048 and Benedict Cumberbatch and Otters 2048 are so popular?

After you’ve selected the appropriate name, take a look at the color options in the top righthand corner. You can adjust the background, board, and text color for your 2048 game. With hue, saturation, and lightness customization, you have plenty of options. Experiment for awhile and see what colors work best for you.

At last, we come to the best part of 2048 development: the tiles. Right underneath the color options you will find the tile customization section. Here you can place any numbers you’d like, just be sure they make sense! If you want to make things more fun and entertaining, you can upload pictures for each tile instead. It all depends on what you’re trying to achieve with your 2048 game.

Once you’ve finished up the tiles, you’re done! Click “Create my 2048” and enjoy! Make sure to send it to all of your friends. If you have a coding background and want a more challenging and comprehensive tutorial, then we suggest you check out the guide compiled by makegameswith.us.