Wednesday, June 20, 2012
A History Of Tetris
Tetris: Can A Cold War Classic Evolve For The Touchscreen? -- The Verge
The game couldn't be simpler. One of seven shapes falls from the sky. As the "Tetrimino" inches down the screen, the player rotates it and moves it into place among other similar objects. Build a horizontal line across the board and the entire thing vanishes. Create four lines at once, and they all disappear as the gamer earns massive points. Rotate, drop, explode. Rinse, wash, repeat. Again. And again. And again. A simple and repetitive task, but one that's beautiful when performed correctly.
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My Comment: A sad confession .... I wasted many hours of my life playing this game.