tetris coming to tvs in 2011

Thread in 'Discussion' started by paul, 4 Jan 2011.

  1. http://kotaku.com/5724510/how-about...=feed&utm_campaign=Feed: kotaku/full (Kotaku)

    from the article:

    With today's smart television sets capable of packing multiple internet applications directly on the hardware, why not just install games directly on the TV? That's what Oberon Media is doing with Tetris.

    Casual gaming company Oberon Media is teaming up with The Tetris Company, LLC to install the world's most highly-recognized puzzle game on connected televisions and television-related devices in 2011. Soon television sets across multiple popular makes and models will ship with a version of the classic title packed inside the electronics' firmware.

    The first devices with integrated Tetris are expected to ship the first quarter of this year. Along with classic Tetris block-dropping action, this version will also ship with a Space Mode, in which players complete Tetris mini-games to advance their journey through the galaxy.

    "With the support of almost every major consumer electronics manufacturer, connected TVs and devices have the potential to reach millions over the next few years," said Henk Rogers, CEO of Blue Planet Software, the company that manages the exclusive licensing rights to the Tetris game. "With more than 10 years of development leadership in the iTV industry, Oberon can take advantage of these incredibly innovative devices. Our fans can look forward to seeing Tetris on this entirely-new distribution platform."

    i'd love to see what it looks like. they gotta bundle a controller as well. :)
  2. I've already got a freeview box which has Tetris in it. Go figure it's absolutely shite to play.
  3. oh any footage of that? i couldnĀ“t find anything about it except that it's from 2003 and apparently costs money to play?
  4. Dunno what you've managed to look up, but it's not what I've got.

    It's just some simple Tetris game that you can play from the options menu for the box. From what I remember it's monochrome and has terrible controls because you've got to play using a TV remote. Definitely unofficial.

    I guess I could make some footage of it.
  5. hideous as usual...
  7. That's an absolutely hilarious Sprint screenshot.
  8. camels and vultures ? wtf ?
  9. I'm more taken by the ~3 minute time, horrendous stack state, and use of a t-spin single. <_>
  10. Well, what would you expect when you have to play with a TV remote?
  11. have u guys ever seen a promotional tetris screenshot or video where the player knew what he was doing? i haven't.
  12. Yes, at least twice.


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