Creative man turns pumpkin into Tetris game

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by Justin Burton, KGW Staff

kvue.com

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 31 at 7:31 AM

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

Nathan Pryor 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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