Multitris is a multiplayer version of the famous Tetris. The game is based on cooperation, and the goal is to get as high a score as you can. The controls can be found in the game via the menu option "Help".
Multitris features a variety of game settings and modes. Here's a list of the features:
Single player mode.
Cooperative multiplayer gameplay over LAN or the Internet.
A central game server, for finding online games.
Network games over LAN or the Internet.
Chat in network games.
If you have a feature request, feel free to send us an email (see Contact below).
Playing the game
How to play
Multitris is a game of cooperation. Score is gained by
completing rows. When a row is completed it will be
removed. The more rows are removed at once, the
higher the score.
If two players' pieces collide they will be removed, and
a number will be subtracted from the score.
Setting up a multiplayer game
The following text assumes you are not behind a firewall or router. If you are, also see Technical details below.
First, select "Host game" from the main menu. The game then presents you with a few fields of input. Select and input a name for your server, a player name, and the number of players.
Check the private game checkbox if you would like to stop the game from showing up on the central server. If you check this field, make sure to remember the server name you chose - it will be used by other players as a password to find your game.
Next, click "Host". You are now taken to the lobby, where you can chat with other players until the game is full. As soon as it is, you may click "Start" to start the game!
Joining a multiplayer game
Select "Join game" from the main menu. Next, select a game from the list and click "Join" to join the game. You are now taken to the lobby, where you can chat with other players until the game is full. When it is, the host may start the game whenever he likes.
If you wish to join a private game, simply input the name of the game in the game name field, and click "Join".
The game list can be navigated either with the mouse or the keyboard. If you use the keyboard, note that the [tab] key focuses different parts of the menu, while the [up] and [down] keys lets you choose games in the game list.
The game has a number of different powerups. These can be used by pressing [1-3] on the keyboard.
The number corresponds to the powerup slot; you may have at most three powerups at any time. Powerups are obtained by removing a row with powerups in it.
N - Nuke board. Clears the field.
C - Clear row. Removes one row.
G - Gravity. Packs all bricks on the board.
P - Preview. Lets you see upcoming pieces.
If you play from behind a firewall or router, please make sure to allow Multitris to access the network, and forward TCP on ports 5398-5399 to your computer.
If you download the standalone JAR file there is the option of launching your own central server, choosing which central server to use, and change the ingame ports.
To start the game, simply launch the jar with:
"java -cp Multitris.jar Multitris"
Then use one or more of the following parameters to change the central server address or ports used by the game:
-csaddress "address", to specify the central server address used by the game.
-ports "x" "y", to specify the ports used by the game.
To launch your own central server, use:
"java -cp Multitris.jar CentralServer "port""
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