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Become a human Tetrimino!

Today, EA Mobile and The Tetris Company announced a new social media project to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tetris, as well as its accomplishment of becoming the only mobile game to reach 100 million paid downloads. The project is meant to illustrate the impact of the "Tetris Effect" on global culture.

The project is a Facebook app called "The Human Tetris Project." To participate, users can upload and crop one of their profile images and leave a short message. On April 9th, the photos will appear in Tetriminos (for non-Tetris-fanboys, a "Tetrimino" is a play on "tetromino," a shape comprised of four squares... a Tetris piece) on a giant Tetris board, which will be viewable on the Facebook page.

Of course, it's just a Tetris board made up of photos, not truly "human Tetris." This is human Tetris:

Apr 7, 2010

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7 comments

  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - April 8, 2010 12:37 a.m.

    That's either vodka or gin and tonic. I'm guessing gin.
  • Spydie4x4 - April 8, 2010 12:32 a.m.

    Wow this is awesome... Ive never seen that video. @ Tyler, what exactly are you drinking in your default photo? I dont know if you have ever been asked lol.
  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - April 7, 2010 11:33 p.m.

    @Ochocinco85 Nice! I missed that.
  • ChiseledByTheGodsThemselves - April 7, 2010 11:11 p.m.

    Just uploaded my pic the human tetris project. can't wait to see what happens on April 9th!
  • Ochocinco85 - April 7, 2010 11:11 p.m.

    So awesome! I just found this video about it on EA Mobile's fan page http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/video/video.php?v=836979125063&ref=mf
  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - April 7, 2010 10:53 p.m.

    Correct! They can also be called "tetrads." Knowledge is power!
  • garnsr - April 7, 2010 10:51 p.m.

    Aren't they called "tetrads?" I'm pretty sure at least in the NES days the instruction book said they were.

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