Fully Playable Tetris Recreated In StarCraft II

Fully Playable Tetris Recreated In StarCraft II

The StarCraft II map editor continues to impress with its versatility: One modder has already used it to build a completely playable version of Alexey Pazhitnov's classic Tetris.

Funnily enough, this isn't the first time we've reported on StarCraft II and Tetris. However, while that previous video was just that, a video - someone manually raising and lowering the Supply Depots quickly enough to simulate Tetris - this is an actual, playable game.

It really is impressive just how versatile and powerful the StarCraft II editor is shaping up to be, and it hasn't even been out for two weeks yet. StarCraftKart was just a silly little demo, but this Tetris variant has different rules, it has scoring, it has completely different controls - and it was made in the map editor for an RTS.

I can't even imagine what full-on custom games are going to look like with this thing: Can you imagine the next generation of DotA? I can't, but I'm sure it's going to be awesome.

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You stole this from Husky's channel didn't you? It's awesome.

I thought that StarcraftKart is a bit too much but this... is more extreme.

This is just amazing, Blizzard always manages to create one of the most amazing Map Editors out there.

Keep up the good work!

Thats just...wow.

Hehe, goes to show really, as said, how flexiable the system really is! Great!

I always enjoyed the creative Custom User Maps from the first game, but a few short weeks have outshined the variety you could find there. It's hard to think that this is only the tip of the iceberg.

yay its husky! i recommend subscribing to his channel, he does a lot of good replays.

John Funk:
I can't even imagine what full-on custom games are going to look like with this thing: Can you imagine the next generation of DotA? I can't, but I'm sure it's going to be awesome.

The next generations of DotA have thankfully left the Blizzard games. League of Legends and (the inferior) Heroes of Newerth are made in the same vein but made as a full, legitimate, and free standalone titles.

I don't want to see DotA take over SC2. It completely ruined Warcraft 3. If you look at the game now, 99% of the games are bot created DotA games. It is nearly impossible to enjoy some of the other games from the golden days of UMS.

I really just enjoy the people who still say that Starcraft 2 brings no innovation. This proves them so wrong.

Well, that's another push towards getting this game. I'll need to think on this.

LINE PEICE!

gotta love tetris, most addictive game ever.

AstorSapolsky:

I don't want to see DotA take over SC2. It completely ruined Warcraft 3. If you look at the game now, 99% of the games are bot created DotA games. It is nearly impossible to enjoy some of the other games from the golden days of UMS.

???

It didn't ruin UMS games, it just ruined ladder, cause between brood war and dota, there were clearly better games out there for the people who might consider playing ladder. there were still plenty of other UMS games out there.

Well, I would actually call Heroes of Newerth the next generation of DotA, and isn't limited by any map editor.

Hahaha, man he sucks at this game. To his credit, he's doing it while narrating, but it's still funny to see him cock it up.

Slycne:
I always enjoyed the creative Custom User Maps from the first game, but a few short weeks have outshined the variety you could find there. It's hard to think that this is only the tip of the iceberg.

A large part of the SC2 Map maker is already established with the map maker because it contains many similarities in coding to the WC3 "JASS" language (and the GUI version alike). I used to map make for Wc3, and jumping into SC2 I found the map maker very similar, with plenty of useful additions of course! Kicked off pretty quick with some decent maps because a large part of the community is already familiar with the map maker.

By release we should have some high quality stuff :)

It looks like they have been playing the beta too long. How bored do you need to be with a game if you make tetris using its map maker software?

A full, playable Tetris??? Wow, just mind-blowing...

I have to ask, though... is anyone using the map editor to create, you know... Playable maps? ;)

Perticular Elk:
It looks like they have been playing the beta too long. How bored do you need to be with a game if you make tetris using its map maker software?

Considering it's (the map editor) been out for just under 2 weeks? Not too long.

Eleima:
A full, playable Tetris??? Wow, just mind-blowing...

I have to ask, though... is anyone using the map editor to create, you know... Playable maps? ;)

Pfft, thats not what map editors are for :P

Wait...

OT: Wow, seeing stuff like this always amazes me. Just... well done.

I couldn't watch cause of the Narrator. But i assume its awesome.

Man. This is just THE BETA.

How much coverage is this gonna get from John Funk when the REAL GAME is released?

Actually, none. Because he'll be playing it. So, how much is this gonna get from The Escapist in general? There has to be a few people who work in the News Room who don't care about SC2.

Ohh I love tetris, now I might use my start craft 2 beta again.

Onyx Oblivion:
Man. This is just THE BETA.

I've also seen an third person shooter mod on ModDB

http://www.moddb.com/mods/tsof

I think it will be worth buying SCII just for the modding.

Onyx Oblivion:
Man. This is just THE BETA.

How much coverage is this gonna get from John Funk when the REAL GAME is released?

Actually, none. Because he'll be playing it. So, how much is this gonna get from The Escapist in general? There has to be a few people who work in the News Room who don't care about SC2.

No, actually. I think we're all playing it and loving the hell out of it right now.

Well, maybe not Logan and Tom.

John Funk:

Onyx Oblivion:
Man. This is just THE BETA.

How much coverage is this gonna get from John Funk when the REAL GAME is released?

Actually, none. Because he'll be playing it. So, how much is this gonna get from The Escapist in general? There has to be a few people who work in the News Room who don't care about SC2.

No, actually. I think we're all playing it and loving the hell out of it right now.

Well, maybe not Logan and Tom.

Just wanted to ensure that the News Room will not cease to exist.

:)

oneplus999:

AstorSapolsky:

I don't want to see DotA take over SC2. It completely ruined Warcraft 3. If you look at the game now, 99% of the games are bot created DotA games. It is nearly impossible to enjoy some of the other games from the golden days of UMS.

???

It didn't ruin UMS games, it just ruined ladder, cause between brood war and dota, there were clearly better games out there for the people who might consider playing ladder. there were still plenty of other UMS games out there.

It ruined both. There were plenty of UMS games out there, but as someone who reinstalled WC3 and started playing again, you can't find any of the classics, because nearly all the games are DotA. Yeah, it did take away the competitive crowd, but it also stole away the people looking to play different RPGs, tower defenses, etc. Let's just all agree DotA killed Warcraft.

DotA may have killed warcraft, but only because it was awesome.

Sweet! It's H-to-the-usky Husky!

I wonder how many games you could recreate on it....

 

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