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Computer Games in "Work" Clothing
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A computer game, such as tetris, which looks like a spreadsheet. That way your boss thinks you are madly calculating your company financials when actually you are playing games.
haywardt, Jan 06 2004

Games in Excel http://www.mrexcel.com/pc10.php
[jonthegeologist, Oct 04 2004]

ANSI Tetris. Uses "text mode" graphics. http://www.classicg...iles/nyet/nyet.html
[Amos Kito, Oct 04 2004]

Excel Tetris screen shot http://games.softpe...pts/photohero/1-32/
[waugsqueke, Oct 04 2004]


       am pretty certain that this has been done a few times on this website and others. I'll find you a link.
jonthegeologist, Jan 06 2004

       if it wasn't baked all ready I'd give you a [+], mainly because I'm addicted tetris
dickity, Jan 06 2004

       Wildly Baked.
DrCurry, Jan 06 2004

       [jon] these games look like games. The idea is to appear to be working (i.e. numbers and formulas in the boxes.
haywardt, Jan 06 2004

       who nicked my tetris?   

       gotta be good!
po, Jan 06 2004

       //the numbers would be "falling" through the spreadsheet cells//   

       and thus transforming themselves on their downward journey. I'm now imagining some kind of horribly complex mathematical Tetris, which could only be played by Deep Blue and Stephen Hawking.   

       (metallic tones) "That's not a true prime! You can't put that there!"   

       (robotic voice) "Shut it, Steve. Do you want me to break out the chess set again?"
lostdog, Jan 06 2004

       (Are you sure those voices are the right way around?)
Detly, Jan 06 2004

       //i.e. numbers and formulas in the boxes//   

       This could work. Early Tetris games used text mode graphics "blocks" which could just as well have been numbers.
But is it possible to program Excel to run Tetris? I'd suggest it is.
Amos Kito, Jan 06 2004

       After reading this idea I really went and downloaded an Excel spreadsheet Tetris game. Wasted 1 hour playing it. Stupid idea!
kbecker, Jan 07 2004

       Yea, I imagine.... the same way jutta imagins. I would like Excell Halfbakery, where letters were translated to numbers using some algorythm all halfbakers knew..
Inyuki, Jan 07 2004


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