Contact Us

MIT Students Play a Game of Tetris on 21-Story Building

A group of students pulled off what they call “the holy grail of hacks” by turning MIT’s Green Building, which is home to the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, into a 21-story version of Tetris. Cool! Can we play next?

In this awesome building-sized video game, the entire front of the structure represents the drop zone and its 153 windows light up accordingly to depict colored Tetris blocks. Students, meanwhile, move, rotate and drop the blocks from a podium across the street.

What’s even more impressive is that the hack is a fully-functional game, complete with a scrolling “TETRIS” title screen and three levels of increasing difficulty. It’s admittedly pretty amazing, but we bet there still aren’t enough long pieces when you need them.

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://thefw.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on TheFW quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on TheFW quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!