Every Loser Wins: Tetoris

Rob Hale pointed out this – er – unique version of Tetris which Boing Boing found. He challenged me to complete a line. Playing it, you swiftly realise… no, I don’t think I’m going to do that, Rob. But an alternate approach occurs to me – I wonder if I can actually fail. And I can. I win!

Click to see the full majesty of my design.

Of course, this seems like set up for a challenge for people who are dodging work. How quickly can you fail? I did it in 11.01. Who’s best at being bad? Is it you? Are you the worst?

I manfully resist a Walker-baiting gag. Go!


  1. fishmitten says:

    You have way too much time on your hands.

  2. Feet says:

    I lost in 7:49.


  3. rob says:


  4. rob says:

    I am the biggest loser.

  5. beninaber says:

    Finished a line in 13:42… my eyes hurt

  6. Feet says:

    Damn it!

  7. Kieron Gillen says:

    Rob is the worst! Rob is the worst!


  8. Biff says:

    Tetoris (along with ProgressQuest) is quietly running in the background now. Maybe it will create something beautiful.

  9. Tangy says:

    I lost in 5:54!
    Now I need something else to waste time on.

  10. Denton says:


    I feel slow.

  11. Kieron Gillen says:

    Tangy is incredibly bad!


  12. Onetime says:

    Maybe encounter it this way:

    – Open it in firefox
    – Hold down spacebar to drop pieces (little more) rapidly.
    – Now click another tab with the spacebar still held.
    – Release the spacebar.

    you’ll see that “drop” is now locked until you press spacebar in the aplications tab again.

    … i will let it run for an hour; will it finish a line eventually (?)

  13. Sagan says:

    Failed in 06:10

    Then I tried to complete a single line. Until I made a mistake after 8 minutes and gave up in frustration.

  14. Rob says:

    Only 7:05, I made the ridiculous mistake of not building the death tower centrally

  15. schizoslayer says:

    Man Raised by Puffins Wins the Comments!

  16. Persus-9 says:

    Lost in 7:45. Ah well, third biggest loser so far ain’t too shabby. Wait no, that’s not right… third biggest loser ain’t too smart?

    I tried to do a line as well but I messed it up about a third of the way along and couldn’t face starting over or trying the second line.

  17. rob says:

    What now for Man Raised by Puffins?

  18. Jpipesup says:

    Finished a line in 15:36… GG beninaber, I salute you!

  19. Man Raised by Puffins says:

    @ schizoslayer: But I wanted to be the loser. :(

  20. Erlam says:

    What further could he possibly do?

  21. Aksumka says:

    30 min for one line!

    I’m so proud of myself!

  22. SPEEDCORE says:

    This guy should we working for Valve :o

  23. Tangy says:

    I wonder what other games would turn out like when scaled up. Massive Connect 4? Huge Snakes & Ladders? Enormous Solitaire (not the card game)? Monopoly with hundreds of streets?

  24. El_MUERkO says:

    /mails link to select office wasters

    /work slows to crawl

  25. Ian says:

    I still can’t fail harder than Tangy. =(

  26. Peronthious says:

    Finished a line? Wonderful! Now get a Tetris =D

  27. samalakar says:


    Ok Peronthious… here’s the
    Tetris! link to imgur.com

  28. samalakar says:

    just under 42 minutes is the Tetris time to beat

  29. Chalkster says:

    Enter drops ’em even faster, but the tab trick doesn’t seem to work. Shame.

  30. samalakar says:

    Post Tetris: link to imgur.com (All that for 160 points?!)
    And WTF is this?!link to imgur.com EIGHT units tall?!

  31. Sam says:


  32. po says:

    “Stampede towards the Tetoris.”

  33. Jazmeister says:

    This is spectacularly hard to see through my monitor fuzz. Like the idea of leaving it running though. Imagine it as a persistant screen saver?

  34. Kieron Gillen says:

    Sam is unprecedentedly bad.

    Puffins is charmingly creative.


  35. Rob says:

    4:43! Huzzah, I’m the fastest loser!

  36. Legionary says:

    But is it art?: link to i112.photobucket.com

  37. Heliocentric says:

    Look on my works, ye Mighty.

  38. RabidZombie says:

    I had EXACTLY the same idea when I first played. Took me ages…

  39. Rob says:

    @Man Raised by Puffins

  40. Pani says:

    Wow 10 minutes to fail, that’s harder to fail than I like.

  41. yns88 says:

    I am the pinnacle of maturity:

    link to i44.tinypic.com

  42. Okami says:

    don’t you write that with a “c”?


  43. yns88 says:


  44. Mort says:

    When you finally make a line it takes like 10 seconds for all the blocks to be sweeped out :D

  45. apnea says:

    How irresponsible for such games to be made during an economic crisis. Tsk tsk.

  46. Goose says:

    When you let it run for a few hours, the end result is kinda perdy and modern-art-ish.

  47. Hajimete no Paso Kon says: