Portal Tetris

by Steve Napierski to Games

So does this count as a Game that I am glad was never made…?

When I thought of the idea of Portal Tetris, I felt that a still image or a box cover just wouldn’t do it justice. Then, I considered making it an animated GIF, but still didn’t feel that was enough. So, in the end I decided that an interactive flash piece would be the most effective option.

Has anyone beat the high score, yet? My record still stands at zero.

Discussion (60)¬

  1. Funkymonk
    Funkymonk says:
    May 2, 2011 at 3:31 am #

    LINE PIECE DIVIDED BY ZERO !

  2. David Herbert
    David Herbert says:
    May 2, 2011 at 3:31 am #

    Well I managed to catch up to your score, but it’s always so hard to go one point beyond.

  3. Kassidy
    Kassidy says:
    May 2, 2011 at 3:41 am #

    The cake is a line?

    Is it bad I’ve had this running for 10 minutes now?

    • DeltaBladeX
      DeltaBladeX says:
      May 4, 2011 at 7:10 am #

      That isn’t a bad thing. How else will you listen to the classic Tetris music?

  4. GeneralBison
    GeneralBison says:
    May 2, 2011 at 3:58 am #

    I don’t think it counts as a ‘Game that I am glad was never made’ because you just made it!

    • Ryu
      Ryu says:
      May 2, 2011 at 5:25 am #

      “If I remember correctly, this isn’t the first time.”

  5. Octopuns
    Octopuns says:
    May 2, 2011 at 3:58 am #

    This is pretty amazing.

  6. ARite
    ARite says:
    May 2, 2011 at 4:17 am #

    It’s just as amazing as chessboxing and darts for blind xD

  7. OmegaZxA
    OmegaZxA says:
    May 2, 2011 at 7:00 am #

    Where’s the white goo so I can make a line?

  8. Locust34
    Locust34 says:
    May 2, 2011 at 7:11 am #

    PRINNY, DOOD!

  9. StorageOfTheCold
    StorageOfTheCold says:
    May 2, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    i dont get it
    how do you play?

    • Sparanda
      Sparanda says:
      May 2, 2011 at 9:23 am #

      You don’t, it plays you.

      • Jakk Frost
        Jakk Frost says:
        May 7, 2011 at 6:12 am #

        Must be russian…

  10. Maik
    Maik says:
    May 2, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    Is there cake in this one?

  11. Gothic Sora
    Gothic Sora says:
    May 2, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    It’s evil!

  12. Fooligan
    Fooligan says:
    May 2, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    This could actually be a pretty cool game if more pieces were added periodically like normal, but you could manipulate the pieces to move up down left and right and you had to form the pieces in free fall until you had one solid continuous block.

    • Miksa
      Miksa says:
      May 2, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

      I had the same idea, but make it so you can only move them left or right and speed up the fall. When two blocks connect they form a single block and a new block is introduced. It would be interesting to see if it were easier or harder than the normal Tetris.

      • McGloomy
        McGloomy says:
        May 2, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

        Try “Catch Mode” on the first Tetris DS. It’s a similar scenario to the one you just described.

        • Meiriana
          Meiriana says:
          May 4, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

          Agreed.. The description above does sound like the catch-version of tetris on Tetris DS. And it’s dam fun to play that one xD

  13. Sharon
    Sharon says:
    May 2, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    XD

  14. pooploops
    pooploops says:
    May 2, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    Wow that was dumb!

  15. Jamie Noguchi
    Jamie Noguchi says:
    May 2, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    Damn you, Steve!!!

    • Steve
      Steve says:
      May 2, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

      MAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Eat that!!!

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      May 2, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

      I have no idea who that other Steve is.

    • FliesThroughPortals
      FliesThroughPortals says:
      May 2, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

      My sentiments exactly.

  16. gwenivive
    gwenivive says:
    May 2, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    It needs a touch more computer despotism, then it’ll be perfect!

    • Mako
      Mako says:
      May 4, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

      Google traductor reading lines of GlaDOs.

      • Mako
        Mako says:
        May 4, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

        Like “I Am An Insane Rogue AI”

  17. Cynic
    Cynic says:
    May 2, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    Excellent.

  18. Q
    Q says:
    May 2, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

    Awesome.

  19. invisiblenothingness
    invisiblenothingness says:
    May 2, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    This is the game that never ends! It just goes on and on my friends!

    • James Birdsong
      James Birdsong says:
      May 2, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

      Some people started playing it not knowing what was! But they’ll continue playing it just because!

  20. TJ
    TJ says:
    May 2, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

    You should’ve found an 8-bit version of Still Alive, or the radio music and used it instead – more Portal-like

    • Weedmilk
      Weedmilk says:
      May 3, 2011 at 9:08 am #

      The radio music is a variation of Still Alive.

  21. Collin Jeffries
    Collin Jeffries says:
    May 3, 2011 at 12:52 am #

    Oddly enough, the first think I thought of when I saw this game was how awesome Portal Pong would be. Its been what, 30/40 years, the games due for an update.

  22. Brian
    Brian says:
    May 3, 2011 at 3:26 am #

    Graphics: 7.0
    Sound: 7.4
    Gameplay: 9.9
    Overall: 8.5

  23. Defiant
    Defiant says:
    May 3, 2011 at 11:36 am #

    lol! i think the box cover for this game would be wheatley looking in making you test XD just the sorta shit wheatley would think up XD

  24. Brefin
    Brefin says:
    May 4, 2011 at 2:45 am #

    I soviet russia…

    • Brefin
      Brefin says:
      May 4, 2011 at 2:49 am #

      IN soviet russia. /facepalm

  25. Gryt
    Gryt says:
    May 4, 2011 at 4:49 am #

    damn i lost. gonna try harder

  26. Mako
    Mako says:
    May 4, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    The score is a lie

  27. Mark
    Mark says:
    May 4, 2011 at 8:58 pm #

    Dude, I just shot a portal to the moon and still scored a zero!!!

  28. Chris
    Chris says:
    May 4, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

    The Tetris God is pissed.

  29. Meh
    Meh says:
    May 6, 2011 at 12:04 am #

    It took me about five minutes and one refresh before I realized that this was the whole game, and no I was not getting the next Tetris piece. To be fair though, I only got four hours of sleep last night so I have been out of it all day.

  30. john
    john says:
    May 6, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    WTF?…O.o

  31. Dr. Paul
    Dr. Paul says:
    May 7, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    I want a hard drop button. haha

  32. EtherealMoon
    EtherealMoon says:
    May 8, 2011 at 12:47 am #

    So who got the high score?

  33. words4nerds
    words4nerds says:
    May 8, 2011 at 3:20 am #

    This was a triumph.

  34. Kash Mony Lee
    Kash Mony Lee says:
    September 4, 2012 at 6:51 am #

    It's difficult to score. Can anybody help me out? :-P

  35. Botboy Okono
    Botboy Okono says:
    September 17, 2012 at 5:23 am #

    hlk

  36. Andrew House
    Andrew House says:
    September 18, 2012 at 11:44 pm #

    SO FLY

  37. Taizo Hasegawa
    Taizo Hasegawa says:
    October 12, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    ummmm

  38. Bronson Manaba
    Bronson Manaba says:
    October 20, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    Portal Tetris? Seems legit.

  39. Rodrigo Fantucci
    Rodrigo Fantucci says:
    October 21, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

    Vença o Jogo…

  40. Philipp Mihaly
    Philipp Mihaly says:
    November 4, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

    I fail everytime at level 6 -.-

  41. Anthony Khodanian
    Anthony Khodanian says:
    December 27, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    I thought It would be a game where you had to line up the pieces while they were constantly falling, like normal tetris but the pieces never stop moving. I am a little disappointed, that would have been fun.

  42. Ryan Schwab
    Ryan Schwab says:
    January 5, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    wow

  43. Kevin Alexander Sana
    Kevin Alexander Sana says:
    January 24, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

    That is EXACTLY what I was thinking hahah. You should make that game. :)

  44. Reza Putra
    Reza Putra says:
    February 18, 2013 at 4:46 am #

    I can't even pass level 1.

  45. Loveable Littlefoot
    Loveable Littlefoot says:
    March 29, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

    Why DX WHY.