Monday, June 11, 2012

TetroCrate: a 3D Block Puzzle Android

A new tetris-like 3D puzzle board game, without time pressure of the original Tetris and thus offering a drastically new tactic and strategy.

While the original Tetris works great on PCs, its controls are not great for touch screens, missing the tactile feedback and robustness of the physical keyboard.

Tetrocrate offers a different gameplay and a new touch screen oriented approach to in-game user interface. Simply drag and push falling blocks to available position. However, unlike Tetris, you cannot rotate pieces, since there's no easy way to implement it intuitively without overcomplicating UI and overall user experience.

Complete either horizontal or vertical lines, so full lines can disappear from the board. Get significantly more bonus points for completing multiple lines at once.



OpenGL ES 1.0 hardware support required, otherwise on some low end handsets without GPU (something like Huawei U8160)  framerate will drop below acceptable level.

TetroCrate on Android Market
TetroCrate on SlideMe (direct link to .apk available there)
TetroCrate on AndroidPIT
TetroCrate gamepllay on YouTube

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