Triptych Released for Linux

July 29th, 2002 by Alkini

Chronic Logic (non-flash site) sent in the following press release regarding the release of Triptych, a commercial puzzle game, for Linux:

Chronic Logic Announces Release of Triptych for PC,Linux, and Mac

Chronic Logic announces the release of Triptych, a new fast-paced puzzle game from the creators of the bridge building game Pontifex.

Triptych takes classic puzzle game elements and incorporates a dynamic physics engine to give an experience that differs from the standard puzzle game. Blocks are pulled down by gravity as you move them around and give them rotational velocity to align them properly. Touch three blocks of the same color together and they become energized and now have the ability to energize other blocks of the same color. This can cause huge chain reactions that will build up your bonus so that you can rack up points. Smash blocks together to get them to bounce off each other and make them go where you want them (or in some cases, where you don’t want them). The game board is a living body of blocks that moves on its own, and your ability to manipulate it will be the key to success. As you go up levels by keeping the blocks below the end line, you will have less time to place the blocks, so you’ll have to think fast to survive. Triptych offers levels of difficulty suited for all types of gamers.

Triptych costs $14.95 and can be purchased at To sample Triptych, please visit the site to download the free trial version. Triptych uses OpenGL and SDL.

7 Responses to “Triptych Released for Linux”

  1. tjwhaynes Says:

    This game is insanely addictive. It should be BANNED! Argh! No sleep for 47 hours …

    Seriously, this is a neat twist on the colour tetris theme – slamming the blocks around all over the place is great for working on that anger management. My only criticism is that the graphics could do with a little more polish and the sound could do with some beefing up. On the other hand, the gameplay was good enough to have me reaching for my credit card to unlock the rest of the game.

    Toby Haynes

  2. PJ_Hooker Says:

    Multiplayer? Please tell me there’s a tetris/frozen-bubble like multiplayer to this game?!?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    This COMMERCIAL game uses SDL on all platforms, and no directx for Win.
    IHMO, This is indeed a good news…=)

  4. MacSlow Says:

    Actually I never found tetris to be a fun game. But this new interpretation with the applied physics gives it a whole new meaning imho. It really makes a lot of fun.

    The only things I would add are a 3D-mode (à la Block-Out) for that extra mind-twist :) and some funkier graphics-effects.

    Best regards…


  5. Anonymous Says:

    PC, Linux, Mac???
    This is weird!

  6. Anonymous Says:

    That I might try to make a GPL version of it.

  7. Shark Says:

    One of the best tetris clones I’ve ever seen. Just registered it…
    Actually, I had been wondering noone had been making something like this. Now Chronic logic did it. And they did it for Linux :)

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