If you’ve ever played Tetris on a Gameboy and wished you could reach into the screen and flip the board over to see if it would be easier on that side, then you are probably the developer of Vetrix.
Emmanuel Floret, the solo game developer at his studio, Pixel Racers, says “It’s not your Grandma’s Tetris.” I don’t actually think my grandma ever played Tetris, but I can say this three-dimensional version of Tetris looks pretty cool.
While Vetrix is a puzzle game with obvious inspirations, it has its own original mechanics built for virtual reality. Inside the 8-bit world, spin the puzzle around and place the blocks with speed, dexterity, and organization to achieve the best possible score. Here are some more of the games features:
Place the shapes wherever you want: You can place shapes on the bottom, the sides, or even the top of the puzzle area. There’s no gravity so make good use of the space.
Special blocks: Special blocks will give you bonuses, make sure you collect them swiftly.
Three game modes: Score mode – Reach the highest score possible in 300 seconds. Time mode – Reach the target score as fast as possible. Free mode – No time constraints, just relax.
Eight Color Palettes: To better suit your mood.
The full game is available for $5.99 but you can check out the demo for free. The demo allows you to play a short version of the Score mode with two of the eight possible color palettes. Check it out on SideQuest now.