Тетрис 1984

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This is a homage to Тетрис aka Tetris, released in 1984. Through studying the game I bumped into an emulated screen from the original game, featuring a very simple 10px font. My version is a faux-cyrillic intended for display purposes.Use the | (vertical line) character to build the tetrominoe blocks. Eventually I challenged myself to go further and develop the whole cyrillic alphabet (my first!) which is available along with a basic latin set of characters.
Info: Created on 2nd November 2014 . Last edited on 3rd November 2014.
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the original sample screen:
Comment by escaphandro 3rd November 2014
My sample =)
Comment by escaphandro 3rd November 2014
Wait a minute. Tetris was created in Soviet Union? That's news for me! Anyway, nice interpretation of Cyrillic characters.
Comment by architaraz 7th November 2014
yeah, its pretty similar to the Russian word четыре chetri meaning "four" since that's the most lines you can take out in one move.
Comment by OsyenVyeter 7th November 2014
and all the more since, if you think about it the somewhat Russian sound to the main tetris theme, compounded with the St. Basil's cathedral you often see with it...
Comment by OsyenVyeter 7th November 2014
@architaraz - oh yeah it was soviet, tovarisch:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetris
Comment by escaphandro 7th November 2014
In Soviet Russia, Tetris plays you!

...yeah, old joke. I know.
Comment by minidonut 22nd November 2014
Good luck! I like it!
Comment by elmoyenique 1st December 2014