Philadelphia Students to Design Skyscraper-Size Video Games

Philadelphia Students to Design Skyscraper-Size Video Games December 9, 2015 Starting this winter, more than 100 middle-school students from Philadelphia schools and community groups will try their hand at being video game designers, with an opportunity to play their games on one of the biggest screens imaginable: a 29-story building covered with LEDs. Drexel University’s […]

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From Game Boy to skyscraper: Playing the world’s largest game of Tetris

Ars Technica Watch the videos Last year’s Guinness-certified game of Pong has a sequel, and it’s twice as big. One Friday night about a year ago, we trekked out to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to watch and play a game of Pong. There was one interesting thing about this particular port of the game—it was being played on the side of […]

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Making a Game Larger Than Life

NY Times Watch the video After a 20-hour Tetris marathon on his Macintosh SE/30 desktop computer, Frank J. Lee drove across the Bay Bridge from Berkeley to San Francisco, his mind still stuck on the game. He was an undergraduate majoring in cognitive science, and the year was 1990. As Mr. Lee crossed the bridge, […]

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Gamer’s Delight: Skyscraper-Sized Tetris Game

Wall Street Journal Watch the video Tetris fans got to play a skyscraper-sized version of the popular game in Philadelphia on Saturday as the 29-storey Cira Centre, which has hundreds of LED lights embedded in its glass facade, displayed a live Tetris game.

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The World’s Biggest Tetris Game

NY Times Watch the video The Drexel University professor Frank Lee and his team hacked into the lighting system of a 29-story skyscraper in Philadelphia to play Tetris on the building’s facade.

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Future Tech – Giant Tetris

Discovery Channel Watch the video The Discovery Channel features the Skyscraper Tetris Project.

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Working to Make Philadelphia a Mobile-Gaming Hub

Philadelphia Inquirer Read the article Frank Lee has a big vision for Philadelphia, and only a hint of it will be visible at the right moments this weekend to those within eyeshot of the Cira Centre, the glass-skin skyscraper across from 30th Street Station. For the second year in a row, the Drexel University professor […]

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