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Pumpkin running playable Tetris game wins Halloween

Spend Halloween playing Tetris on your pumpkin!

Daniel Perez | Oct 31, 2012 at 10:38 am CDT (0 mins, 57 secs time to read)

For everyone outside of New Jersey, today is officially Halloween which means you can expect a kid or two to come knocking on your door looking for candy. It's also a time where pumpkin carvers around the world can finally show off their skills, although after seeing this pumpkin, I think pumpkin carving for this Halloween is officially over.

Pumpkin running playable Tetris game wins Halloween |

Instead of going with a Gangnam Style pumpkin, Nathan Pryor decided to make his pumpkin a little more interactive as he was able to fit 128 LEDs into it as well as tweaked the stem into a working joystick so visitors could play Tetris. Not only does it play Tetris, but the pumpkin even keeps track of the player's score and shows what the current high score is.

Pryor goes into detail as to how exactly he was able to create "Pumpktris" on his blog for those of you who would like to have your own Tetris-running Pumpkin for Halloween. Seeing as how much work went into it, I highly doubt you'll be able to pull off this off in time for trick-or-treaters to enjoy this evening.

Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 11:29 am CDT

Daniel Perez


Daniel is a Jersey boy, born and raised. He currently lives on the East Coast of the U.S., close to New York City. He prides himself in being known as a geek and knows his way around technology. Daniel has experience in editorial from his previous work with Ziff Davis Media, IntoMobile and International Business Times.

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