Dear Abandonia visitors: We are a small team that runs one of the largest DOS Games websites in the world. We have only 3 members of staff, but serve 450,000 users and have outgoing costs like any other top site for example: our servers, power, rent, programs, and staff. Abandonia is something special. It is a library of old games for you to download. It is like an old gaming arcade with all the old games in their original format. Abandonia is a place where you can find great old games and have fun four hours and years. To protect our independence, we are dependent of our friends using the site. We run on donations averaging around 6 USD (5 Euro). If everyone reading this gave the price of a cup of coffee, our fundraiser would be made easier. If Abandonia is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online for another year. Please help us forget fundraising and get back to Abandonia.
In 1989, the puzzle game Tetris was very successfully put into the third dimension by the P.Z.K. Development Group. In Blockout, you play with a view of a three-dimensional shaft in which you have to build up your stack. The game's concept is pretty simple and the gameplay relatively easy to learn.
As in Tetris, the goal is to stack blocks. The longer you play, the faster the blocks will fall. Every time you complete a row, the row will be erased and the blocks lying on top of it will descend one level. The game is over when the stack reaches the top of the shaft.
Since Blockout is three-dimensional, controlling the blocks is more difficult. With your left hand you can rotate the blocks in three directions and with your right hand you can place the blocks by moving them to the desired place with the arrow keys. By pressing Space, you can drop the blocks to the bottom of the shaft.
While beginners play the game with 2D parts and the challenge lies in the increasing speed, advanced players challenge themselves with complex three-dimensional pieces, which greatly increases the difficulty. In any case, Blockout is very addictive. It can be considered an educational game, as it greatly improves spatial orientation skills.
Try it. Blockout is a very well-made and sophisticated Tetris clone for anyone. Once you have played Blockout, you will ignore Tetris.