DarkSide Tetris is a game that my friend Dan and others have been working on for quite a few years now. Congratulations on 1.0 release :) If you haven’t tried it, you should. It’s a really funky take on the old Tetris theme, with interesting gameplay modes, network play and other goodies. Go to their site to see more.
The bad thing about this version is that it crashes on my XP/Parallels installation upon launch :( not sure if it’s a function of Parallels (my installation has gone a bit bad) or what. But I’ve seen and played the previous versions and it rules :) so be sure to give it a try. (UPDATE: works fine on a native XP. So it’s something about my Parallels.)
Here is their original news piece.
March 20, 2007
A new computer game in Estonia
Beau Monde Network, an Estonian organization creating computer games will present its latest work - DarkSide Tetris: The Second Block - on March 23rd, 2007.
The presentation will take place at the ETC 07/Experiment 2007 double tournament on March 23rd. DarkSide Tetris is a skill game which follows the standards of classical tetris games, but adds a multiplayer opportunity. The player can compete with computer controlled opponents or with friends online.
The game is freely downloadable from the webpage http://darkside.bmonde.net/.
“The game is easy and gripping” says Kert Kivaste who has proven himself to be one of the best tetris players in Estonia. “At the same time it does not turn boring thanks to the two gametypes and multiplayer option.”
To commemorate the release, a unique double tournament is held in two cities, Tallinn and Tartu. The lanparties ETC 07 and Experiment 07 are connected to a single network and a DarkSide Tetris tournament will be held on this shared network.
Beau Monde Network is a group of hobby game developers which has been working since 1998. During that time the group has created computer games and organized various events. Up to 20 people have been involved in various Beau Monde projects.
DarkSide Tetris: The Second Block
Beau Monde Network
Tel: +372 52 75 525
E-post: dan at bmonde net