Curious as to how recent iOS and Android hit Threes! went from concept to creation?

Well, the guys over at our sister site were, too, so they decided to have a chat with the developers responsible for this tile-sliding puzzler, Asher Vollmer and Greg Wohlwend.

The interview is certainly eye-opening, particularly in regard to cloning, a.k.a. one of the biggest hot potatoes in mobile gaming today.

Since release, Threes! has been cloned on a number of occasions. Though these copycats haven't prevented it from becoming an enormous hit, they have somewhat affected the game's success.

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In fact, Wohlwend addresses this topic directly during the interview with "The people at the bottom of the barrel, the parasites, they're winning by a lot."

To find out more about the making of Threes!, the developers' reaction to the many clones of it, and the now-infamous 45,000 word developer blog, head on over to now.

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