Sam Hughes is a bad man. A bad but brilliant man. He's taken the one of the most popular video games of all time, captured its most frustrating behavior (screwing you over with seemingly the worst possible piece at the worst possible time), and turned that flaw into a strange and tight little game all its own.

By his own admission, Sam didn't invent the idea, but he's pursued its absurdity with near-academic rigor: Hatetris uses a nonrandom Tetris algorithm to relentlessly fuck with you. (E.g., "Hey, look, another fucking S-piece!")

Our best score is a paltry three lines.
  • Our best score is a paltry three lines.

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Sam's top score is five lines, and he wrote the damn game. He's been tracking high scores, though (scroll down to the updates), and just a couple days ago some disturbed Tetris Rain Man in Japan managed to get a completely ridiculous 30 lines.

The Stranger Testing Department is Rob Lightner and Paul Hughes.