Ends up Twitter with 280 characters are at least good for one thing: Playing ‘Tetris’

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Turns out Twitter with 280 characters is at least good for one thing: Playing 'Tetris'

Thanks to Twitter’s choice to give every user the ability to twitter update with up to 280 characters, we have now twice the amount of bullshit to parse through as we scroll through the feeds.

But it’s not just about all bad; 280 Twitter gave all of us one thing worth celebrating: Tetris.

There’s a new Twitter account known as Play Tetris that utilizes the expanded personality limit to allow people to play an extremely slow, crowd-sourced version of Tetris right on Twitter. The account requires all the suggestions for actions tweeted from it and performs the most required action after three minutes.

You can scroll through the account’s replies to see the game’s progress. Here’s what this looks like sped up:

People can request that Play Tetris move the current block left or even right, rotate it, or fall it down, all while the prevent is constantly moving down toward the underside of the screen. It’s similar to some other crowd-sourced gaming projects like Twitch Plays Pokémon and Twitch Performs Dark Souls, which used faster updates to advance games at the desires of the masses.

The Twitter/Tetris version, dubbed Twitter Plays Tetris, was created by Salvatore Aiello, that uploaded the project to GitHub over the weekend.  

In order to find the iconic Tetris blocks to appear, Aiello uses Braille unicode to generate the block-ish shapes.  

At the moment, there appears to be an issue using the application program interface, so the present game is on pause whilst that’s being fixed.

People have taken advantage of Twitter’s brand new 280-character limit to play other games too, including Connect Four and chess.

That’s a much better use of the new restrict than some of the dumb, horrible, hurtful, sexist, and generally terrible tirades people have been spewing out in past times week. And, you know, the comedies about the new 280 character restrict.

H/T Gizmodo

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