BiTRIS - One of the first multiplayer Tetris
BiTRIS<no_tm> is a game similar to Tetris™ with the particularity that it has to be played by two players. It was developed at the end of the eighties by Jan Egner and Leo Moll and was growing in popularity not only in german speaking regions by being widely spread over the mailbox scene.
The specific appeal of the game can be found in the formerly groundbreaking multiple social components of the gameplay:
BiTRIS<no_tm> brings two people together to play as a team with one computer while trying to achieve the best result in perfect harmony and coordination.
BiTRIS<no_tm> brings teams together to meet at places with one or more computers in order to hold a competition. Additionally they may try variants like switching the team members, etc.
BiTRIS<no_tm> brings the majority of the player community together by giving them a possibility to keep a central unique highscore list by using telecommunication technologies.
BiTRIS<no_tm> was initially released around October 19, 1989. That last version, v1.55, was released during 1991.
Even today there are people who like to remember the times in which they have played
"I spent hours and hours playing it together with my sister and often we were humming the music even while not playing."
We would like to thank Mr. Alexander Grand, who also told us this words, for his help in finding some missing information and helping us to rebuild the distribution archive, since the original unfortunately got lost.
Copyright and Legal Stuff
BiTRIS<no_tm> is a multiplayer game for DOS created by Leo Moll and Jan Egner many many years ago...
Copyright: © 1987-2013 - Leo Moll and Jan Egner
Released as Freeware. Please read the license conditions ;-)