Sep 102008

vitetris is a free opensource Tetris clone for the terminal that doesn’t use ncurses. It features configurable keys, a high score table, and 2-player mode. Gameplay is much like the early Tetris games. This build of vitetris does not have support for X11 terminal resizing but has no dependency on X11 runtime libraries to be installed on your system.

Install Vitetris
To install Vtetris in openSUSE, click this 1-click install for Vitetris1-click installer from Packman which supports openSUSE 11.0/10.3/10.2 and SuSE 10.1/10.0. This will download the vitetris YaSt Metapackage (YMP) file and launch YaST Package manager. Click next on the Vitetris install description window and click Next again on the proposal window showing the repositories and the package selection. Click Finish when it successfully completes the installation.

vitetris installation

vitetris install proposal vitetris successful installation

This installs vitetris under /usr/bin/vitetris.

opensuse11:~ # which vitetris

Start vitetris

opensuse:~ # vitetris

select player mode vitetris launch
This starts vitetris in the same terminal window. Select 1-Player Games and press enter and then select Level and Height to start the game.

ready to play vitetris in action

Not a feature rich game compared to the new generation games but certainly a good game of its kind. To visit the project homepage, click here