Symposium: Tetris, February 4, 2021

Tetris has been around in one form or another since 1984. In the 36 years since its first creation, it has been ported to everything from the Game Boy to the iPod. It is, at least according to the listing on Wikipedia, found on 30+ different platforms under its official license and many more beyond that in other forms.

Last month, we looked at Good Sudoku and examined what makes it “good” beyond collections of Sudoku puzzles and other tools. This month, let’s turn that same lens to Tetris. What makes a “good” Tetris game? Are the more recent Tetris Effect (2018) and Tetris 99 (2019) “good” examples? Can there be a “bad” Tetris game?

Let’s start with thinking about when we each first encountered Tetris. What platform was it on? How about more recently? Have you played Tetris in the last three years on a different platform?

8:30pm EST / 7:30pm CST / 5:30pm PST; Voice chat over Discord.

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