Welcome to the Block Attack - Rise of the Blocks Homepage, another open source SDL based Tetris Attack Clone under the GPL
Block Attack - Rise of the Blocks is a puzzle/blockfall
inspired by Nintendo's Tetris Attack for the Super Nintendo. The game
is pretty action packed for a puzzle game :-)
The things that I still have planned are: New menu system that can be navigated without mouse, lobby system for multiplayer, integrated puzzle level editor and upload of highscores and such. Don't expect anything soon though, a yearly release is still the most likely scenario.
do not think this page shows what the game is about so I have created a
video to show the VS mode and the AI in version 1.4.0:
It is here! Version 1.4.0. It does not feature all the functionality I had hoped for but it is till a major step up from 1.3.2. Qubodup's graphics is the biggest news but there are more changes including more statistics to read.
It has been a while... I am working on the next version of Block Attack but it will not arrive until January or February. The next version will feature some new and greatly improved graphics by qubodup. There will be statistics so you can see how much you have accomplished so far. And not a little screenshot to show that things are happening.
(2008-01-17) Version 1.3.2 has just been uploaded. It is mostly bug fixes. Enet, the networking library used, has been upgraded from version 1.0 to 1.1 so network support with 1.3.1 uses is not possible (except some Linux versions that already used 1.1).
I hope the next release will be within a year.
I am currently working on a new version that I hope to release in the
beginning of January.
(2007-07-22) Block attack is now in Debian. See http://packages.debian.org/unstable/games/blockattack
(2007-01-17) Version 1.3.1 is up. Windows 9x know works again and Puzzle mode has been fixed. Not much new if you are not running windows.
(2006-09-16) I have tried a little different design of the homepage, still nothing fancy and totally wrong usage of tables. Also a deb-package can now be found on the Download page.
(2006-09-10) The GCJ java version of the "Block Attack - Rise of the Blocks - Puzzle Level Editor" has been released in version 4. It know supports "Test" so you can automatically launch blockattack with the level you are working on (blockattack must be version 1.3.0 or newer). From the next version of blockattack I expect to be able to include it with the windows version too.
(2006-08-29) Version 1.3.0 has been released today! Most notably is that gray garbage blocks have been introduced. Also "." can now by typed making it easier to type IP addresses. See changelog for more details. I also received a Spanish translation yesterday, I believe it works with 1.2.0 and newer. It can also be found on the download page.
(2006-08-09) Today I have uploaded version 1.2.2 for Linux/Unix. Also a new version of the Level Editor that now can be compiled with gcj (GNU Compiler for Java). I also tried compiling the game on a 64 bit system (Ubuntu Dapper AMD64) and I got a 20% increase in performance, somewhat more than expected, since the game does not have any 64 bit optimization at all (but SDL might have). The Windows version is still 1.2.0 none of the new things in 1.2.1 and 1.2.2 applies to Windows.
(2006-06-19) Yesterday I uploaded version 1.2.0. The game now has network functionality and Replays up to 5 minutes can be saved. Nothing new in the single player part.
(2006-06-02) Not much new. I
received a patch for version 1.1.2 from Gonéri Le Bouder. He
Block Attack for Debian. I have uploaded the patch plus the
patched source code plus some additions to the Source Forge mirrors.
The changes in the patch are related to the makefile and the directory
there the data files are loaded from. I hope that the patched version
will make it easier to make packages should anyone want to.
(2005-11-20) Version 1.1.2 of "Block Attack - Rise of the Blocks" can now be downloaded. Most of the changes are small. The CPU is a little better. Vs. Mode in Single Player. Some new graphic. The most important news is that small numbers pop-up when chaining, this should make people more aware of chains
(2005-11-11) Version 2 of the Puzzle Editor has been released. It is still a Java application. There is now documentation and examples along. This increases the file size a byte.
(2005-10-29) Version 1.1.1 of "Block Attack - Rise of the Blocks" can now be downloaded. It has a new design. Better Puzzle management. Bug fixes. Better controls. Handicap in local multi player. Basic AI (very stupid and very fast). New make file for linux. A starter for linux (can be started by double clicking the starter binary). Does not work in Windows 9x anymore.
(2005-09-26) There is now a working Level Editor for the Puzzle mode. It has a GUI and should be relative easy to use. It's written in Java and should run on most machines. Although almost no documentation.
(2005-09-26) I have made a new design, it will be used in the next version.
Playable Windows and Linux versions of the game is available for download on the download page.