If you’ve ever been sitting around your house or apartment or hovel or whatever and started wondering exactly how many Tetris pieces it would take to build such a structure, there’s now a calculator to figure it out.
There’s been a zillion versions of Tetris since the game first debuted in the 1980s. But out of those zillion versions, Binary Tetris is the only one that’s so minimal that its source code is short enough to fit in a single tweet.
Okay, so not much of a time waster, a few seconds at most, but it’s still sort of fun. Kind of. Hey, funny story. This weekend, I was over at Delsyd’s house, briefly watching him play Portal 2 and I thought to myself: “Someone should make a Portal/Tetris mashup”, and then yesterday, this shows up on the internet. MY MIND CONTROLS THE INTERNET.
Last week, xkcd had a comic depicting what Tetris would be like in Heaven, and only a couple days later, someone turned that idea into a playable Flash game. And as it turns out, it’s a pretty fun Tetris game, with giant heavenly blocks coming at just the right time to clear out the board for you, fixing (nearly) all your Tetris fuck-ups.