Last year Drexel University professor Frank Lee took over the side of the 29-story Cira Centre in Philadelphia to play a gigantic interactive game of Pong. In turn he set the Guinness World Record for the "Largest Architectural Video Game Display." Last night the good professor doubled the record with a massive game of Tetris.
Controlled by joysticks connected to the building's LED lights using 4G wireless, this year's enormous Tetris game was a competitive event, with two teams playing on the north and south sides of the building. When one team cleared a row, the other team would get more blocks dropped on their play-field.
At last night's event, Professor Lee and his team were joined by Henk B. Rogers, managing director of the Tetris Company and the man responsible for bringing the game to the West. The gigantic Tetris game served as an early 30th anniversary celebration for the game, which was originally released on June 6, 1984. The event was also the kick-off to Philly Tech Week 2014.