The game of Tetris has turned
25 24. I don't care very much about computer games,
but I've nevertheless spent quite a bit of time playing Tetris - its
brilliance is in its simplicity.
emacs comes with a Tetris-clone; just type
M-x tetris RET and
there you go! There is very little useful things to customize about the game,
except maybe you'd like to keep your
~/ clean and set:
(setq tetris-score-file "~/.emacs.d/tetris-scores")
I'd also like to point to the lisp source code, which is only 658 lines long -
almost CodeGolf-worthy. It's an interesting read if you are that kind of person. To see the source code, access the help for
M-x tetris, i.e., press
C-h f tetris and
Enter (as discussed in Helpful Emacs). You'll get a help buffer then, which includes a link to
the source code; obviously, you need to have the sources installed. In
Ubuntu/Debian, you can install the source code through the
emacs-snapshot-el packages, depending on the version of emacs you're using.
Thanks to emacs, you can actually read the source code in one buffer, while playing tetris in the other one!