So simple, even my mom could play!
February 23, 2005 7:17 AM   Subscribe

If you liked the streamlined RPG play of Progress Quest, you'll love the simplified puzzle action of Tetris 1d.
posted by Nelson (13 comments total)
That's pretty silly, which is cool.

Pathetic though, are the people trying to set high scores at it. Are people really that sad they'd sit there all day trying to set scores in this?
posted by inthe80s at 7:36 AM on February 23, 2005

inthe80s: I doubt they sat there all day, but rather left it running, much like Progress Quest.
posted by bigtimes at 7:45 AM on February 23, 2005 (linked from that page) is a lot of fun, too.
posted by devbrain at 7:45 AM on February 23, 2005

Progress Quest deserves to be a called a classic -- as a critique of gameplay, goal orientation, and linear progression in interactive gaming, it's something that the good folks at Grand Text Auto could write an essay or three about (which they probably already have). And it's a fun game to play, er, watch too.

I suspect Tetris 1d is a cleverly-designed sociological experiment designed to cull out those who are willing to torture their computer into producing high scores.
posted by DaShiv at 7:53 AM on February 23, 2005

I played Progress Quest nearly nonstop for three months. It was awesome.

I have an old friend who would never play Tetris on my computer, but preferred to watch me play Tetris on my computer. I bet he'd love Tetris 1d.
posted by jmcmurry at 7:55 AM on February 23, 2005

Is this something I'll need a 1D accelerator to get the most out of?
posted by Robot Johnny at 8:30 AM on February 23, 2005

posted by TetrisKid at 10:09 AM on February 23, 2005

Progress Quest is truly one of the best satires of modern gaming. The joke is still funny today when thinking of WoW or any of the new MMPOGs.
posted by TwelveTwo at 10:27 AM on February 23, 2005

So, in Tetris 1d, getting 22800 points a minute (the most i could get in a minute) ,with the current high score of 483293400 points, it would take 14.7 days of hitting the down key to get first place.

I call shenanigans.
posted by Merik at 11:53 AM on February 23, 2005

All joking aside, I'm quite enjoying my current adventure in ProgressQuest. Level 9 ... and counting.

It's exciting -- sometimes I get some really good stuff and am riveted to the screen to see how much I can sell it for.

Then I get to see what new armour I can buy ....

Excellent. Most excellent.
posted by devbrain at 12:32 PM on February 23, 2005

I think you mean it gets some really good stuff.
posted by blacklite at 12:49 PM on February 23, 2005

No, no, I mean "I". I'm playing, remember ... this is *MY* loot.
posted by devbrain at 1:54 PM on February 23, 2005

devbrain: that twinoo is pretty neat.
posted by codger at 1:49 PM on March 14, 2005

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