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The Tetris game, implemented in Python.


  • All the Tetris rules
  • State of the art graphics
  • Automatic game saving when quitting. If there's a saved game it is automatically loaded, too
  • Ability to pause the game
  • Stats
  • Sound effects!
  • Musics!


Python 3. May eventually works with Python 2 (not tested).


Clone this repo, and then the usual pip install -r requirements.txt.




  • ESC closes the game
  • PAUSE pauses the game
  • F1 starts a new game
  • F2 displays stats
  • and moves the Tetrimino respectively to the left and to the right
  • rotates the Tetrimino
  • makes the Tetrimino to fall faster

How it works

This game is built on top of PyGame. I obviously can't explain how it works here, so you'll have to jump yourself in the source code. Start with the entry point,

Beside the game itself, I use PyInstaller to generate the executables. It packs up all the game and its assets in a single executable file so players just have to run it with nothing to install. This task is performed by the build_* scripts to be run in the corresponding OS.


Each completed lines is worth 10 points. If you have completed 4 lines at once (also called a "tetris"), the score is doubled, so (4 lines x 10 points) x 2 = 80 points. If there's no more blocks on the playground once you have removed lines, the score is also doubled. Taking the previous example: 80 points x 2 = 160 points.


You get to the next level every 8 completed lines. Tetriminos will fall 100 milliseconds faster for each gained levels (they are initially falling for one block down every 1 second).


  • Icon by Everaldo Coelho (LGPL)
  • Font by Typodermic Fonts Inc (freeware)
  • Sound effects by Kenney (CC0 1.0 Universal)
  • Musics by (Royalty-Free)
  • Tetris™ and Tetriminos™ are trademarks of The Tetris Company. This project isn't supported nor endorsed by The Tetris Company

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If you have questions or problems, you can submit an issue.

You can also submit pull requests. It's open-source man!