Hi-rez Tetris after two weeks


39 Responses to “Hi-rez Tetris after two weeks”

  1. codereduk says:

    I ♥ Tetris

  2. bp says:

    The d-bags over at in4mador have been having a little bit of the similar types of fun:


  3. Keeper of the Lantern says:

    The mathematics of that must be interesting. I noticed vast Tetris stalagmites (or is it -tites) that seem stable.

  4. Ratdog says:


    I think we were having a collective dream.

  5. neurolux says:

    I got hooked on this for about 20 minutes just to see what happens when I clear one line. As it turns out, nothing special. But I got a sweet little sense of accomplishment.

  6. n says:

    #3 Anonymous — I had the exact same thought, but couldn’t remember the name — thanks for reminding me!!!

  7. Sork says:

    Anne clicked the mail with a trembling finger. “Your pregnancy report” it said. But she hadn’t done any test, or had she, she thought. No it was just another breast enlargement ad. She sighed of relief. She’d thought that her last date was somewhat distant and cold but regretted taking him home for the night. There was just something odd about him. That he was too efficient in bed and cold, almost mechanical. He also seemed to know her a little too well although they only met last week. This next date she’d be better prepared. First off she’d choose a better restaurant this time, something italian and classy like Vetri or Osteria. And this time she’d have that Turing test ready for him. Anne felt from what she knew that he’d fail it easily, but anyway this spam mail haunted her. -Just in case, the thought, let’s read up on this “back door action”, as her brother used to call it. At least it wouldn’t knock her up, right? She put her Colt .45 in her purse and updated her Facebook status. -Now I have a date with destiny, she said loud to herself as she opened the door.

    To be continued…

  8. pepsi_max2k says:

    I did this in under an hour, just hold down the enter key :oP Thought it was pretty cool, was gonna post a screeny but was bored of it by that point.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I love the titles on the other tabs opened in the browser depicted in picture #4. Hilarious

  10. Anonymous says:

    I just want to know more about those Google searches and interesting looking browser tabs… Classic Apple II games? Vibrant yoga students? There’s an anal sex entry on Wikipedia?!

  11. n says:

    33 sork that was AWESOME omg omg omg omg

  12. n says:

    Wait where did the Colt .45 come from? i dnt’ remember having that in my tabs.

  13. brianwolf says:

    Anyone else notice the website tabs on 4?

  14. Sork says:

    I’m reading between the tabs there but its pretty obvious.

  15. Nur says:

    There’s a game available on Linux called “Bastard Tetris” where the game deliberately gives you the least suitable tile. That means that if you leave a 4×1 vertical gap in 4 otherwise complete rows you’ll never, ever get the long skinny tile and instead you’ll get a whole lot of 2×2 squares.

    I would really like to see the makers of HD tetris and Bastard Tetris get together to make a frustrating and infinitely long game.


  16. Anonymous says:

    A screensaver that did this at severl pieces a second would be pretty cool.

  17. Kyle Malashewski says:

    i hereby dub this the tetris reef.

  18. Anonymous says:

    @19 Given the amount of time it takes to get one line, I’m not sure you could tell the difference if this was running with a bastard mode or not.

    @29 if you think that wikipedia article is interesting, look at pearl necklace, but warning, it’s probably as nsfw as wikipedia can be.

  19. relain says:

    @11 DLA is cool eh?

    For bonus points, i suppose one should calculate the expected fractal dimension given that we’re building our fractal from tetriminos with known distributions you should be able to figure out quite a lot…

    Anyone good at this?

  20. LOSERKID says:

    thats kol

  21. Anonymous says:

    The look of the result reminds me of those old “Magic Crystal” things from the 1970′s where you’d fill a fish bowl with water, pour in a bottle of solution, then drop in these little colored pieces of plasticy-wax. Over the course of a week or two, the pieces would grow into colorful stalagmites.

  22. David says:

    Someone already did that, and it didn’t take them two weeks to do it. Imagine all the time wasted because you couldn’t be bothered to read the staggering 11 comments on the original Offworld post when you linked to it before – and again today.


    Just a thought, tell Anne to depress the enter or space button on her keyboard (enter drops them faster).

  23. Saya says:

    Would make a cool looking t-shirt…

  24. Rob Beschizza says:

    David, go outside and play.

  25. n says:



  26. Anonymous says:

    And in picture 5 we’re all being Rick-Rolled

  27. kaini says:

    looks like cellular automata.

  28. Anonymous says:

    use something to hold the space bar down and it goes a bit faster. The thing is just nuts.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Here is a cool trick to speedup this process: Hold down the space bar and then click to a different screen(or tab), you can let go of the space bar. Click back and the site thinks the space bar is still held down dropping all the pieces at full speed. This also works for left and right arrow but, you cannot use a combination.

  30. gulo gulo says:

    top screenshot, third tab from the left…anne has a bun in the oven?

  31. skatanic says:

    I did this one awhile back. I used the space bar to speed up the process a bit, but otherwise completely random.

  32. jere7my says:

    Hey, what’s with the 8×1 dark gray pieces? Are those a part of the original Tetris? (There’s one visible near the upper left of the screenshot, below a light blue right-dogleg.)

    Keeper: you get those interesting branching structures because small overhangs tend to develop into big ones. Once a branch has developed a slightly wider tip, that tip, because it presents a bigger target, is slightly more likely to catch another piece. Each new piece it catches is likely to make the branch a little wider, so the process reinforces itself. Conversely, once a lesser branch is entirely in a big branch’s shadow, it can no longer grow at all, because the big branch catches everything that might fall on it.

  33. El Stinko says:

    David, I think you missed the point.

  34. vettekaas says:

    I had a dream about this last night. I was among the falling Tetris pieces.

  35. Anonymous says:

    Just a note… on one pics one of the tabs says “Anal Sex – wiki” It’s for your next book or for a hot night? :D

    peace & love

  36. jere7my says:

    It does indeed, Kaini! This is an example of dendritic growth, which is frequently simulated using cellular automata. This process is more akin to diffusion-limited aggregation, but the end result is very similar to those generated by CA.


  37. IPFREELY says:

    I’ve been doing this at work, the slow way, because I don’t always catch 100% of the comments (sorry) or articles (my bad), but I’m making a TF2 map out of the individual screenshots that I take after work. Should be done sometime by the next character update or two… too much paper crafting in the mean time, so the map will wait… unless someone else would like to build it, then go ahead… I’ll just try to do a great job when I get my turn.

  38. JoshP says:

    I had the same thought, it’s kinda like a geek digital-flage. trehip.

  39. assumetehposition says:

    You know if you tape your enter key down you get the same results after about 45 minutes?

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