Google App Engine Code Challenge - write a tetris playing algorithm

russ russell.sayers at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 06:21:44 CET 2008


>
> what if you wanted to move a piece to the left or right after its past some
> vertical obstruction?
>

Not _presently_ supporting moving the piece left or right.  I've thought
about it, and would make things a bit more complicated - just wanted to get
something simple "out there", and see how much interest it gets.  I've
intentionally made the response format so I that I could add this in the
future without breaking backward compatibility.

On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 3:21 PM, Casey McGinty <casey.mcginty at gmail.com>wrote:

> Well, I think its a cool idea. I might try it out if I can find some free
> cycles.
>
> And does the game logic assume the pieces come straight down? For example,
> what if you wanted to move a piece to the left or right after its past some
> vertical obstruction? For example If you place and upside down 'j' or 'l',
> is there any way to fill in the two blocked squares, without removing the
> top portion first?
>
> - Casey
>
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