Dots announces iPad and multiplayer versions as the game hits 250 million plays

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Dots, the addictive iOS game that came from the NYC team at Betaworks, has continued seeing upward growth stats and is announcing both a native iPad version and a multiplayer option for users to compete against each other.

Dots-multiplayer end of gameThe team behind Dots plans to announce Thursday that the game hit 250 million game plays, up from 100 million about two weeks ago, and it’s been making rapid improvements to the app since then.

Dots is launching a native iPad version, as well as multi-player option that will let several players play the same board at different times, providing a way for people to accurately compare scores. The new version also accomodates players who are color-blind. And the team said Android, and maybe an un-timed version of the game, are in the works.

Dots came out of Betawork’s hacker-in-residence program, which was designed to test out a variety of…

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