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The world's only game of Tetris... that's also Minesweeper
Submitted by Kertis Jones (@KertisJones) — 10 hours, 1 minute before the deadline
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CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Game Mechanics#92.7272.727
Audio Experience#142.5452.545
Visual Experience#182.7272.727

Ranked from 11 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Interesting concept, but I don't see the "downgrade" theme.


The concept is interesting but 2 things: 1) I'm not really sure how the merge of the two games was accomplished here (maybe needs more explanation for dummies like me); and 2) it doesn't fit the week's theme. Nevertheless I would like to see this idea being developed further and polished 'cause I don't know why but minesweeper + tetris does caught my eye.


1) The game's merge is done by treating the four squares that make up each Tetris piece as a tile in Minesweeper. So some tiles hide a bomb, and the rest show the number of nearby mines. As you play Tetris, the 'Minesweeper board' gets bigger and all of the numbers update accordingly. If you're bad at Tetris, your Minesweepr Board can have holes giving you less-than-perfect information. Likewise in order to clear a row as you normally would in Tetris, you also need to 'solve' every tile in that row via the Minesweeper rules; meaning you need to flag every bomb and reveal every safe tile. So basically, you need to solve both puzzles concurrently as how well you perform at one impacts the gamestate of the other. 

2) You're absolutely right, it really doesn't even fit the theme at all. I'm not even sure I can trace back my moon logic that led me here, but I got inspired to go in this direction anyways.


Interesting, not sure what the downgrade mechanic is, its more of an upgrade in cognitive testing from the original Tetris, and the original Minesweeper, luckily for me I suck at both.

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mhhh... not really creative. also the death sound is WAY to loud.

but is has something!


Tetrisweeper may be pushing the boundries for this week's theme, but I'm still happy with the final product. It started as a game of Minesweeper, and I wanted to "Downgrade" how trivially easy it can be to win once you understand a few of the tricks -- and mashing it together with Tetris actually worked out surprisingly well. I hope you enjoy!