MIT students hack building to play Tetris

Massachusetts Institute of Technology students perform "The Holy Grail of hacks" on side of building on campus in Cambridge, Mass., last Friday.

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Students of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology have applied their smarts to bring the classic strategy game Tetris to the side of a building.

MIT students played Tetris on a building Friday night. Photo credit: Erik Nygren.
MIT students played Tetris on a building Friday night. Photo credit: Erik Nygren.

As spotted by The Huffington Post, last Friday evening, several MIT students "hacked" the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science building on the college's campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to play a massive game of Tetris.

Described as "The Holy Grail of hacks" by the MIT Gallery of Hacks group, the game of Tetris was played using a console on the ground, which allowed the students to move, rotate, and drop multicolored pieces.

For more on the MIT Tetris game, check out the amateur video of the accomplishment, embedded below.

This is not the first time Tetris has been played on the side of a building. GameSpot sister site CNET reports that in 2000, students of Brown University accomplished the feat using a Linux computer and 10,000 light bulbs.

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