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 +====== Blockout! ======
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 +<div class="​magnify"​ style="​float:​left"><​img ​ src="​http://​www.blockout.net/​components/​com_openwiki/​lib/​exe/​fetch.php?​w=&​h=&​cache=cache&​media=quint2_scr2.png"​ /></​div>​
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 +<p align="​justify">​Blockout is a 3D Block dropping game, that greatly exercises the 3d 
 +spatial capabilities of the human brain.<​br/><​br/>​
 +The Original Blockout&​reg;​ is in fact a subgame of the board game <a href="​http://​www.gamepuzzles.com/​polycube.htm">​QUINTILLIONS</​a>​ and Super Quintillions,​ an invention of Kate Jones from <a href="​http://​www.gamepuzzles.com">​www.gamepuzzles.com</​a>​. Super Quintillions features the block shapes you very well know from Blockout.<​br/>​
 +Originally, Blockout was a 2 player game played with the quintillion pieces. The target of the game was to place your own pieces and to "​block-out"​ placement of the opponents pieces.<​br/><​br/>​
 +In 1989, Blockout was designed as a Computer Video game by by <a href="​http://​www.blockout.net/​index.php?​option=com_openwiki&​Itemid=26&​id=aleksander_ustaszewski">​Aleksander Ustaszewski</​a>​ and Mirosław Zabłocki. Several Version for different Platforms were released. Among them are the widely known DOS, Atari and Amiga versions, developed by California Dreams, a subsidiary of LDW (Logical Design Works) Software, a California company (San José, actually almost all development was done in Poland, they might have an office in California only...). <​i>​(stub. please complete..)</​i>​ More info at <a href="​http://​www.gamepuzzles.com/​polyintr.htm#​Blockout">​gamepuzzles</​a>​.
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 +
 +===== Gameplay =====
 +
 +The game allows the player to choose the set of blocks they will play with and the size of the pit. Pits range from 3x3x6 to 7x7x18, giving a total of 195 possible pit sizes (counting e.g. 3x5x6 and 5x3x6 as identical). Three block sets are available — flat, basic, and extended — making a total of 585 possible game modes.
 +
 +  * The **Flat** block set (8 flat polycubes):
 +
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p0.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p1.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p2.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p5.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p6.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p7.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p8.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p9.png}}
 +
 +  * The **Basic** block set (7 polycubes):
 +The 7 polycubes of the basic block set can be assembled into a 3x3x3 cube: [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Soma_cube|Soma cube]].
 +
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p5.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p7.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p8.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p9.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p32.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p33.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p34.png}}
 +
 +  * The **Extended** block set (all 41 possible n-polycubes n∈[1..5]):​
 +
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p0.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p1.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p2.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p3.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p4.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p5.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p6.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p7.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p8.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p9.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p10.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p11.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p12.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p13.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p14.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p15.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p16.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p17.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p18.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p19.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p20.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p21.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p22.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p23.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p24.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p25.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p26.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p27.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p28.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p29.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p30.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p31.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p32.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p33.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p34.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p35.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p36.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p37.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p38.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p39.png}}
 +{{http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2/​images/​p40.png}}
 +
 +===== Blockout Writings =====
 +
 +  * [[Blockout Game Guide]] by PARANOMIA ​
 +
 +===== Official Blockout Versions =====
 +
 +  * [[DOS Blockout]] by California Dreams.
 +  * [[Amiga Blockout]]
 +  * [[Arcade Blockout]] The Blockout playable in Arcades worldwide
 +  * [[Lynx Atari Blockout]]
 +  * [[Sega Megadrive Blockout]] Blockout for the Megadrive console
 +  * [[3D Blockout]] for Palm PDAs by www.pda3dware.com - very accurate and perfect blockout!
 +
 +===== Commercial Blockout Versions, under a different Name =====
 +
 +  * [[Geom Cube]] for Sony Playstation
 +  * [[3D Tetris]] for the Virtual Boy
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +===== Blockout Clones =====
 +
 +  * [[Flash Blockout]] programmed in Flash. Online Playable, with Highscorelists.
 +  * [[http://​www.blockout.net/​blockout2|Blockout II]] for Windows/​Linux (DirectX/​OpenGL) the currently most perfect Blockout Clone.
 +  * [[Java Blockout]] running in the Browser by Nerius Landys (thanks for www.blockout.net donation)
 +  * [[XBlockOut]] for Unix/Linux (X11)
 +  * [[BlockAway]] for mobile phones (J2ME)
 +  * [[FEItrix]] for Windows (DirectX). Though graphically nice, its missing some wall-kicks.
 +  * [[FredOut]] for Windows
 +  * [[Blockout Millenium]] ​
 +  * [[Blockout Resurrection]]
 +  * [[Gnome 3D Tetris]] for Linux running Gnome Desktop.
 +  * [[AresTris]] graphically impressive, but gameplay is lacking. DirectX 9
 +  * [[Polycubes]] A nice OpenGL/​OpenAL clone of Blockout (Windows)
 +  * [[SDLBlock]] Not very good one.
 +  * [[http://​pblocks.com|Pblocks.com]] A flash version of blockout ​
 +  * [[http://​tlogic.de/​home/​products.php?​p=tblocks|TBlocks]] For mobile phones (J2ME) ​
 +
 +
 +===== Blockout Variants =====
 +
 +  * [[Sphere Out]] A spherical variant of Blockout
 +  * [[4DTris]] A 4D variant of Blockout
 +
 +===== Blockout Experimental =====
 +
 +  * [[QU4TRO]] high quality, polished 3D Tetris, featuring new approaches to 3D Interaction.
 +
 +
 +
 +===== Blockout Videos =====
 +
 +  - [[http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=qTkxmE2AAoo|Blockout 1989 for DOS]]
 +  - [[http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=QxCOPopLqF0#​|Arcade version]]
 +  - [[http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=0KHaSgC4riA|Sphereout,​ a spherical blockout clone]]
 +  - [[http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=0bg8W7J6rrY|Blockout II]]
 +  - [[http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=ATgpzXa4-y8|4D-Tris,​ a 4D variant of Blockout]]
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +===== Other Blockout Sites =====
 +
 +  - [[http://​www.blockout.de|Blouckout Site by Uwe Gladasch (DOS Game)]]
 +  - [[http://​www.3dtris.de/​blockout_essay|Blockout Tatics by Igor Vukomanovic]]
 +  - [[http://​ausserfern.at/​pbeck/​blockout|Blouckout Site by Peter Beck (Java Applet)]]
 +  - [[http://​www.sonic.net/​~fryman/​blockout|Blouckout Site (DOS Game)]]
 +  - [[http://​www.3dtris.de|3dtris - Blockout clone in flash with highscore list]]
 +  - [[http://​members.chello.at/​theodor.lauppert/​games/​blockout.htm|Blockout site by Theodor Lauppert]]
 +  - [[http://​jsoft.ws/​index.php?​key=Old%20Games^Windows^Block%20Out|Blockout by Jafar N.Aliyev(Jeff) (Win32 Game)]]http://​upload.wikimedia.org/​wikipedia/​commons/​1/​1d/​Virtual-Boy-Set.png
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