Philly Tech Week 2014’s unique opening continued this year with a massive game of Tetris played on the side of the 29-story Cira Centre. Last year, it was a huge Pong gaming tournament. The Pong tournament earned Dr. Frank Lee from Drexel University the Guinness World Record for largest architectural video game display. Lee believes he smashed that record with the Tetris display on Saturday.
“It is the biggest Tetris game in the world, but beyond that, it will be the biggest video game in the world,” he told the New York Times.
All Lee has to do is apply for the record. He should have no issues claiming Saturday’s massive Tetris match as the largest architectural video game display. Tetris took up 100,000 square feet of the Cira Center, nearly double last year’s 59,800 square feet the Pong tournament took up.
Saturday’s Tetris match wasn’t your traditional one. After clearing a row of blocks, those blocks were then added to the challenger’s board.
Lee and his team used more than 1,400 LED lights on the north and south sides of the Cira Centre to play the enormous game of Tetris. It helped kick off a weeks worth of festivities that will include live performances, local food trucks and tons of classic arcade games.
Check out the video from the New York Times below to see the massive game of Tetris in action.