It has been 25 years since Russian designer Alexey Pajitnov’s game, Tetris, took the world by storm in 1985. To celebrate the momentous anniversary, EA Mobile and The Tetris Company have launched a Facebook application called The Human Tetris Project. Strangely enough, you do not actually get to play Tetris in the application. Rather, it is intended to be a physical representation of the “Tetris Effect.” Fans take the form of Tetriminos, the little blocks that make up the Tetris pieces we are all so familiar with. According to EA Mobile, this allows you to “become a part of history” by being part of an infinite Tetris canvas.
Participating is easy. Visit the app or website (which redirects to Facebook anyway) and upload one of your Facebook pictures. Then enter a message to go with the image, up to 25 characters long. Take note that anyone can click on your image in the app and visit your homepage. Once you have submitted the above, you will receive an ID number that allows you to search for your Tetrimino and share it with friends. If you view The Human Tetris Project, you can see who the blocks are made up of as they fall, set to the beloved Tetris tunes with an electronic rock upgrade. There are over 2,000 fans participating already from all over the world. To join The Human Tetris Project, click here.