An open source Blockout clone featuring 3D OpenGL graphics

What is it?

Blokout screenshot #1 Blokout is an open source Blockout clone featuring 3D OpenGL graphics. If you don't know the original Blockout it could be shortly described as 3D Tetris. If you don't know Tetris either you have completely missed this famous game genre based on falling blocks... Go download some Tetris clone now!

Blokout was originally written as an assignment work for a computer graphics course held in Helsinki University of Technology in 1998-1999. It was written by Johannes Lehtinen and Petri Salmi. However, it was not until in autumn 2000 that the distribution package was built thanks to couple of people asking when the source code would be available. No major modifications have been made since the submission of the assignment work so it is not as finished as it could be.

Where can I get it?

Blokout screenshot #3 The Blokout source code is distributed under the GNU General Public License. You can download the source code distribution below or access the Subversion repository directly. There is also a precompiled binary for Microsoft Windows.

Subversion repository is available at:

Blokout has been succesfully compiled on Linux + Mesa, SGI IRIX and Sun Solaris. It probably compiles on most Unix platforms at least if GCC is used as the C compiler. Since v0.1.1 it can also be cross-compiled for Microsoft Windows using MinGW.


You must have the following installed to compile the source code distribution.

How does it look like?

You want still more pictures?! Ok, here you go :)

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