How to turn a pumpkin into 'Tetris' game

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by Justin Burton, KGW Staff

KING5.com

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 10:57 AM

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- A Vancouver man has taken pumpkin carving to a new level by turning one into an arcade game and the video is going viral on YouTube.

Nathan Pryor has created "Pumpktris" -- mixing the physical features of a pumpkin with Tetris. He turned the stem into a joystick, and he made one of the sides into a screen.  On his website, Pryor explains how he made it work.

VIDEO: SEE HOW PUMPKTRIS WAS MADE

"Earlier in the month I was looking through (an idea notepad) and found 'Make Tetris Pumpkins' from sometime last year," Pryor notes on the website. "Since Halloween was only a few weeks away and it was too late to start growing pumpkins, I thought 'Why not make a pumpkin you can play Tetris on instead?'"

His high score so far: 9,800 points.

 

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