>GNUSTO REZROV

Many moons ago, back on the newsgroup alt.religion.kibology, I wrote the following post, entitled “Infocom Presents: Tetris”:


You are looking at the shaft. A large red block, four units by one unit, is above your head, dropping slowly. It has its long edge horizontally aligned.

>turn the block

I don't know how to "turn" something.

The block descends lower.

>rotate block

The block rotates in mid air, now with the long edge vertically aligned.

The block descends lower.

>move block left

The block shifts to the left.

The block descends lower.

>drop block

You aren't holding the block.

The block descends lower.

>move block down

The block drops into the narrow gap, filling the four columns. The columns flash twice, then vanish, dropping the blocks above them down. A musical tone is heard.

[Your score increased by 20!]

A square grey block, two units by two units, is now overhead, slowly dropping.

Now someone else has done a similar thing. Katamari Damacy: A Text Based Adventure.

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3 Responses to >GNUSTO REZROV

  1. David Thiel says:

    I’m scared that I recognized the “>gnusto rezrov” reference the moment I read the subject line.

  2. Lanf says:

    cast cleesh on legomancer
    get newt

  3. Zed says:

    Or the other way around: Tetris implemented in zcode, playable by zcode interpreters.