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Ania Kubow
Ania Kubow

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Build the 2048 game in JavaScript

In this walkthrough, we make the very popular game 2048 in JavaScript, HTML and CSS! No canvas required! (Now with more accurate subtitles for programmers)

Rules of 2048:
2048 is played on a 4×4 grid, with numbered tiles that slide smoothly when a player moves them using the four arrow keys. Each time you slide, a new tile will randomly appear in an empty spot on the board. Tiles slide as far as possible in the chosen direction until they are stopped by either another tile or the edge of the grid. If two tiles of the same number collide while moving, they will merge into a tile with the total value of the two tiles that collided. The resulting tile cannot merge with another tile again in the same move.

Tools and Software I used in this video:
TabNine By Codota:

By creating this popular game we will learn the following javaScript Methods:

  • querySelector()
  • getElementById()
  • createElement()
  • appendChild()
  • push()
  • Math.floor()
  • Math.random()
  • length
  • innerHTML
  • parseInt()
  • filter()
  • Array()
  • fill()
  • concat()
  • keyCode
  • addEventListener()
  • removeEventListener()
  • setTimeout()
  • clearInterval()
  • setInterval()

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I would love to see what you have made so please do share your finished games with me on twitter! My handle is @ania_kubow .

Top comments (5)

inspiriongames profile image

Thanks a lot! Using this tutorial I've created my own version and call it "2048 Virus Evolution 🦠" and it is fantastic 😍😍😍🔥🔥 published in Google Play:

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Ania Kubow

woooah on google play! Nice one!

iamnick profile image

I ve made my own 2048 game too, using Vuejs 3,

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Sheraz Ahmad
deniskot profile image

I've created my own Big money 2048 🤑 Puzzle Game using onlyJS+HTML+CSS!!! Check this out