Saturday, January 12, 2008
Welcome To My Three Dimensional Tetris Nightmare
How's your spacial perception? Probably better than mine, cause about five minutes into my first game of Tetrical I ended up with the unholy mess you see pictured above. Oh, the shame.
Tetrical is simply Tetris (or a Tetris-like game, for legal purposes) in three dimensions - you use the arrow keys to navigate your piece around the grid, and combinations of arrow and function keys to rotate the piece on it's y and x axis. It was the first game out of indie webgame studio Digital Machina, and was quickly followed by Cubical, a simplified version that doesn't make you contend with all those terrifying L and S shaped pieces.
The one thing that's missing from this game is jaunty Russian music. Without a peppy soundtrack, the game goes from challenging and fun to grueling and evil very quickly.