History was created on Saturday night, when a game of Tetris was played on the walls of a 29-story Philadelphia skyscraper, where that gargantuan surface hosted what many deem to be the “world’s largest game of Tetris,” and chances are pretty good that this will also be the largest videogame overall in the world, too. Just such a spectacle was made possible thanks to a team that was led by Drexel University computer science professor Frank Lee, who managed to hack into the LED lighting system of the Cira Centre building that is located in downtown Philadelphia, resulting in this humongous Tetris game which could be played at any time throughout the Philly Tech Week.
Lee mentioned to the New York Times, “People will think of this as a game, but I think of this as a public ornament. Technology has sort of made us isolated from each other. I want us to be with each other, and play with each other.”
This is not the first time that such a thing has happened, as Lee’s team did debut playing a game of Pong on the same skyscraper itself in April last year, having picked up the Guinness Record for the world’s largest architectural videogame display along the way. However, the past weekend’s exploit happened to be double the size of the Pong display, the team hopes to be on the receiving end of another record.
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