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Softbody Tetris



YouTuber C4D4U gives us an experimental animation featuring Tetris played with what appears to be gummy candies or jello jigglers. He talks about "rendering textures," while the rest of us are mesmerized and can't stop watching. The whole video is frustrating on many levels. Tetris is such a familiar game that we can't handle the rows not disappearing when they are filled. And we can't handle not being able to control where the blocks fall. Seeing them scooch into place after their turn is over is bothersome, too. Also, gummy candy is such a familiar thing that we can't handle not eating it. Metafilter calls it "profoundly unsatisfying." Yet that frustration is due to the realism, so you have to admit the animation experiment was successful.


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I did not find the video "profoundly unsatisfying". I was rather satisfied that the pieces bounced into place. I wonder what that says about me? ;^ }
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