Gamers Play Tetris On The Side Of A 29-Story Building

Tetris is available on a wide array of gaming platforms, so you can play it on screens ranging from 2-inch square monochromatic affairs to glorious 4k displays--also, on the side of a Philadelphia’s Circa Centre, whose effective “screen” is 100,000 square feet.

The Circa Centre’s facade had hundreds of LED lights, embedded in the windows, and though they can used to create light patterns and the like for special events and holidays, Frank Lee, a professor of digital media at Drexel University set it up for Tetris as part of Philly’s Tech Week.

Circa Centre
(Credit: AP/Joseph Kaczmarek)

Here’s the great part, though: People were actually able to play the game using the building as a screen. Lee pulled the same stunt last year with Pong; we eagerly wait in anticipation to see which long-beloved title he’ll pull out for next year.

The best part about this video is the cheers and jeers from the crowd.

So where was this large “display” when my vision was going bad because of the many, many hours I spent playing Tetris on the original Game Boy?