MIT Students Turn Campus Building Into Playable Tetris Game

MIT Students Turn Campus Building Into Playable Tetris Game

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a long (long) history of student “hacks” — harmless but clever pranks. Several tend to show up in any given year. Previous reasonably recent favourites (of mine) include turning a building into The One Ring, flying Nyan Cat through a lobby, and an upside-down lounge.

The students’ newest adventure brought larger-than-life video games to campus, as the gridded shape of the side of the Green Building proved irresistable for a game of Tetris. The game was fully playable, with three levels that got progressively harder over time.

Alas, the video reminds us of the eternal truth of Tetris: even if you program it yourself, to run down the side of a building, you never can get the long piece when you really need it.

MIT Completes the “Holy Grail of Hacks,” Turning the Green Building into a Game of Tetris [BostInno, via Mashable]


  • Very impressive, but you’d think after putting all the effort in to doing this, they’d pick someone who knew how to play Tetris!

  • Impressive stuff, but would’ve been cooler with the Tetris theme song playing in the background

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