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posted by fight or flight (78 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite

 
In the words of another meme: I have no idea what I'm doing.
posted by Mooski at 11:01 AM on March 17 [14 favorites]


q: Aren't I tired of the doge meme yet?
a: No, I am not tired of the doge meme yet.
posted by ardgedee at 11:03 AM on March 17 [27 favorites]


2048, for reference.

I love this in theory, but the shifting background color makes my eyes go all wobbly and I can't play it for more than thirty seconds at a stretch.
posted by cjelli at 11:04 AM on March 17 [3 favorites]


I played this on my phone earlier today and it was super fun, even without any displayed numbers.
posted by mathowie at 11:05 AM on March 17


I'm apparently much better at this than the real Threes.
posted by kmz at 11:05 AM on March 17 [9 favorites]


I was going along pretty well until I realized sitting in my chair that I was pretty close to Frito in Idiocracy.
posted by cashman at 11:08 AM on March 17 [6 favorites]


I have no idea what I'm doing but it was still fun! I got 1526 and with zero frame of reference if that's good or bad I'm choosing to believe it's good. (Even though it kept saying much concern and bewilder)
posted by billiebee at 11:08 AM on March 17


1556
Much point
Very win
posted by Hairy Lobster at 11:15 AM on March 17 [2 favorites]


I got to a high score of 4244 and realised I had slipped into a weird Zen mind state where my eyes were mostly unfocussed and I could hear this small calm voice in my head saying, "up, up, right, down, left, down.. wow.."
posted by fight or flight at 11:16 AM on March 17 [12 favorites]


fight or flight: "I got to a high score of 4244"

1556
Much Few point
Very win lose

*sigh*
posted by Hairy Lobster at 11:19 AM on March 17 [4 favorites]


So yeah, my score is DOGE2048 the first time is 1000 points more than what it was for 2048, and I'm curious what that means.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:20 AM on March 17


The Dogememe95 Manifesto
(as promulgated by Paws von Trier and Thomas Whimperbark)

1. All doge pictures must be original images, captured in color on a digital camera.
2. No filters or post-processing. so pawthentic
3. Captions must be rendered in Comics Sans, in one of the 20 default colors found in MS Paint.
4. No humans allowed in frame. member only
5. The doge may not wear human clothing.
6. Animated gifs are not acceptable.
7. Only one "wow" allowed per image. wow
posted by Iridic at 11:25 AM on March 17 [42 favorites]


such 4628 wow

For some reason I can easily do about some large multiple better here than on the 2048 game it spun off from.
posted by ardgedee at 11:30 AM on March 17 [2 favorites]


I don't say this lightly: wow

(How am I at 2068? Much confuse.)
posted by Metroid Baby at 11:30 AM on March 17


5024 on the first attempt, but I've been sucked deep into 2048 for the last week or so.

It's a little eyeball hurty, but the lack of numbers makes it a bit more playful - I didn't get the same sense of desperation as I do when I'm chasing two 256 squares around the board.
posted by drfu at 11:35 AM on March 17


wow
posted by photoslob at 11:36 AM on March 17


- Never push down, unless absolutely necessary
- Keep your highest level doge tucked in a corner as much as you can
posted by rollick at 11:36 AM on March 17 [4 favorites]


Here's my board at the end: much doge.
posted by chavenet at 11:42 AM on March 17 [6 favorites]


This is probably best enjoyed by those of us who gave up on 2048 when we realized we could never purposely do better than what we get mechanically typing Left-Down-Right-Down-Left-Down-Right-Down over and over.
posted by straight at 11:45 AM on March 17 [4 favorites]


It's funny how fast I could look at the board like whatsisname from the Matrix.

"Right sure, turquoise goes to galaxy goes to googly static goes to pizza goes to hat with stripes goes to rainbow goes to heavy breathing etc"
posted by rollick at 11:47 AM on March 17 [6 favorites]


So yeah, my score is DOGE2048 the first time is 1000 points more than what it was for 2048, and I'm curious what that means.

I think it's just that patterns are easier to see when they are images instead of numbers.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 11:48 AM on March 17


Now I've got my hopes up for Dogetron 2084.
posted by The Card Cheat at 11:49 AM on March 17 [3 favorites]


The Dogememe95 Manifesto
(as promulgated by Paws von Trier and Thomas Whimperbark)

1. All doge pictures must be original images, captured in color on a digital camera.
2. No filters or post-processing. so pawthentic
3. Captions must be rendered in Comics Sans, in one of the 20 default colors found in MS Paint.
4. No humans allowed in frame. member only
5. The doge may not wear human clothing.
6. Animated gifs are not acceptable.
7. Only one "wow" allowed per image. wow


Looking back after the Great Purges in the wake of the uniwowist/polywowist schism and their devastating toll in lives and national treasure, historians of the future will find it hard to believe that it all started out as a mere pastime.
posted by yoink at 12:00 PM on March 17 [6 favorites]


This is probably best enjoyed by those of us who gave up on 2048 when we realized we could never purposely do better than what we get mechanically typing Left-Down-Right-Down-Left-Down-Right-Down over and over.

You just ruined everything I accomplished this past weekend.
posted by slogger at 12:02 PM on March 17 [3 favorites]


it's slightly embarrassing that I didn't even get how the game worked until my third try
posted by janey47 at 12:06 PM on March 17


I got to a score of 10112 and achieved Derp Doge and now my head is killing me.
posted by Metroid Baby at 12:09 PM on March 17 [2 favorites]


This is *nothing* like Robotron: 2084.
posted by Chrysostom at 12:13 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


I find this way more relaxing than playing with numbers.
posted by dry white toast at 12:18 PM on March 17


Huh. After playing this version, I think I get how 2048 works now. I tried the real game yesterday, and was mostly worthless at it.
posted by roll truck roll at 12:30 PM on March 17


This is a good game but it's hard to strategize because I keep forgetting if e.g. rainbow-background doge is going to turn into purple-and-grey-stripes doge or the other way around so which one should I try to position the pizza doges next to

If only there were some indicator of the order of doge upgrades

Perhaps a numerical system of some sort
posted by ook at 12:32 PM on March 17 [4 favorites]


It's nothing at all like Miner 2049er.
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:35 PM on March 17


I was hoping for a doge sequel to 2046.
posted by Beardman at 12:36 PM on March 17 [2 favorites]


Just beat it. As long as you play using the optimal (human) strategy for 2048... that is, lining your "high" pieces in order of rank along one side, and using the remaining three columns to constantly try to improve your lowest high piece, it's relatively easy. Using that strategy you don't even necessarily have to remember the values of any of those higher-ranked pieces. In fact, it was only the score (~20,000; using a similar or identical system to 2048) that alerted me that I was nearing the end.
posted by The Confessor at 12:45 PM on March 17


Well, that was crazy fun.

My daughter tweeted "If you doge meme me it's over between us" so I had to reply.
posted by sidereal at 12:53 PM on March 17 [10 favorites]


Both of the guys who sit in front of my cube were playing this a few hours ago. So I actually knew about something before it made it to Mefi.
posted by octothorpe at 12:55 PM on March 17


Much fun!

I kind of think that the Doge game might favor the player a little by dropping more higher-value Doge's more often later in the game, because I've gotten scores in the mid-4000 range several times in a row, while I topped out somewhere in the 3000's playing the 2048 game.

Maybe that's because Doge is benevolent, and wants to bring joy to people's lives.
posted by KGMoney at 1:07 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


I think it's time to put Doge to sleep.
posted by Nelson at 1:09 PM on March 17


Did anyone keep track of which pictures correspond to which numbers? I got to Derp, and I'd kind of like to know how far I was from winning.
posted by Flunkie at 1:10 PM on March 17


If memory serves, "Derp" is 1024.
posted by The Confessor at 1:11 PM on March 17


5172 at first attempt, but then I played 2048 slightlyobsessivelyuntilIwon, so.
posted by seyirci at 1:14 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


I think it's time to put Doge to sleep.

wow
posted by yoink at 1:16 PM on March 17 [9 favorites]


[dogeing intensifies]
posted by ardgedee at 1:19 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


3188 on first try, and I've never played 2048 or Threes before.
posted by JHarris at 1:21 PM on March 17


And I was hoping it was going to be something more like Robodoge: 2084.

INSPIRED BY HIS NEVER ENDING QUEST FOR ADORBS, IN 2084 MAN PERFECTS THE ROBODOGE:
A DOGE SPECIES SO HUGGABLE THAT MAN IS DAWWSTRUCK BY HIS OWN CREATION.

GUIDED BY THEIR ADORABLE LOGIC, THE ROBODOGE CONCLUDE:
THE HUMAN RACE HAS ALL THE TREATS, AND THEREFORE MUST BE SNUGGLED.
posted by JHarris at 1:30 PM on March 17 [3 favorites]


Chrysostom: "This is *nothing* like Robotron: 2084."

Ponce de Leon constantly on
It's the fountain of youth not Robotron
posted by chavenet at 1:55 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Reading this post with only the knowledge of doge and the possible knowledge that 2048 was that giant book...wait no that was 2666.

Anyways, it's like reading some interstitial in a scifi novel. I have absolutely no idea what is going on but it's kinda fun to read.

Now I have to go actually find out what this is about.
posted by sio42 at 2:19 PM on March 17


I just played both versions and have no idea what's going on.

But the doge one is certainly more interesting than numbers! Much gaming. So scoring.
posted by sio42 at 2:33 PM on March 17


More addictive than Kwazy Cupcakes. I must stop now.
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:49 PM on March 17 [4 favorites]


THIS MEME CONTINUES TO PLEASE MORBO
posted by turbid dahlia at 3:04 PM on March 17 [2 favorites]


Here is my thought sequence during this.

"This is just stupid. "

"I don't even know what I'm supposed to be doing".

"Heh. Googly eyes"

"Oh, right, I get it."

"HA!"

"*SNORK*"

At that point I started giggling so madly my cat came over and gave me a slap. Which just made everything even funnier.
posted by Decani at 3:44 PM on March 17 [4 favorites]


[dogeing intensifies]

IMG TAG PLS KTHX
posted by save alive nothing that breatheth at 3:49 PM on March 17


Related: 2048 3D
posted by Cash4Lead at 3:57 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Here's all the game images, either 11 or 12 different ones. The code isn't obfuscated, either. I'll leave it to you to find the copy of comic_sans.woff.
posted by Nelson at 4:17 PM on March 17 [2 favorites]


5212 on my second game. The first game was mostly wasted because I didn't realize it was a game. Or puzzle or rules based.
posted by lothar at 4:21 PM on March 17


3188, first and only game.
The controls are similar enough to Threes as to drive me absolutely nuts and now I need to play Threes to calm down.
posted by Mizu at 5:06 PM on March 17


5256, first try. I think my high in something like 100 games of 2048 was in the 4000s.

The power of Doge compels thee!
posted by tonycpsu at 5:11 PM on March 17


5928 on my first try and I'm pretty sure I never need to play that or anything like it ever again.
posted by valrus at 6:25 PM on March 17


straight: "This is probably best enjoyed by those of us who gave up on 2048 when we realized we could never purposely do better than what we get mechanically typing Left-Down-Right-Down-Left-Down-Right-Down over and over."

I just tried that out, but in three rounds of left-down-right-down my highest score was around 5,500, while playing normally I've gotten the 2048 (a score of 20,480), so I'm not really buying that.
posted by Bugbread at 6:43 PM on March 17


Wow! So post! Much thanks!

Got to the derp doge. Now I have to convince myself it's not worth many hours of my life just to see the final doge.

I found myself thinking phrases like "such googly eyes" and "many pizza" while I was playing so it's probably best if I take a break.
posted by citizenoftheworld at 7:18 PM on March 17 [3 favorites]


11988 on the third try. must... stop...
posted by suedehead at 8:00 PM on March 17


FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU...
posted by Reverend John at 8:40 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


I am highly enjoying this. And I use that word with precision.
posted by threeants at 9:31 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


I blinked and an hour went by.
posted by Reverend John at 9:43 PM on March 17 [2 favorites]


Got up to 6808 on my second go.
posted by empath at 10:31 PM on March 17


Wow. I wasn't gonna post a score, but then SUCH DOGE!
posted by team lowkey at 12:33 AM on March 18


much cool
thanks
posted by claptrap at 2:34 AM on March 18


2048: Doctor Who edition

(I'm sorry.)
posted by fight or flight at 8:52 AM on March 18 [6 favorites]


Clever!

(My, the early doctors were a grumpy-looking bunch. They all look like pissed-off hobbits. Then there are a couple of smug hobbits, a cheerful hobbit, then the bastard son of Rowan Atkinson and a hobbit, and it's all elves from there on.)
posted by ook at 9:30 AM on March 18


wow, this game is pretty good. I played the one with numbers a little, but for some reason this game blows it out of the water

gaming intensifies
posted by rebent at 11:51 AM on March 18


Okay, I figured out how to play.
Now I just need to figure out how to stop...
posted by Too-Ticky at 2:03 PM on March 18 [3 favorites]


David Tennant on first try.

(...you should be sorry, fight_or_flight. You should be sorry.)
posted by seyirci at 2:55 PM on March 18


how to play is:

hit up down left right repeat

50% of the time this will beat your high score that you "earned" through sweat and tears. such sorry, very game
posted by rebent at 6:07 AM on March 19


Why bother pressing keys when you can just watch the game play itself? (Discussion.)
posted by Nelson at 8:14 AM on March 19 [1 favorite]


This is odd. I get better results if I declare one direction to be verboten and only press that key if the game would be blocked if I don't.
I just scored 15364, I've played a fair bit but this is way better than before I tried this strategy.
posted by Too-Ticky at 12:11 PM on March 19 [1 favorite]


Boy, I sure am glad to have broken my week-long slavery to 2048. Oh, look! There's one based on that silly doge meme. I guess one game couldn't hurt...
posted by double block and bleed at 7:11 PM on March 19


Yeah, that's the best strategy because it keeps the highest scoring blocks on one row (think about why that happens for a second.)
posted by empath at 7:29 PM on March 19


That's easy enough to understand. It also keeps the new incoming blocks on the same side of the field. So it keeps blocks sorted, and that's useful.

But I didn't expect that to make it this much harder to get stuck.

Who's a good doge now? Oh, yes, yes, you are! Good doge. Such a good doge.
*pet pet pet*

posted by Too-Ticky at 4:49 AM on March 20


I beat it. Here's a pic: http://imgur.com/IKRHwWq

I decided to choose the third option. I didn't want to Keep going or Try again, so I instead Called it quits. This game shall trouble me no more.
posted by tykky at 6:32 AM on March 20 [1 favorite]


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