Climb high in Scaffold Now, a Tetris-inspired platformer

Scaffold Now provides a unique spin on the classic puzzle game Tetris by turning it into a platformer. Finally, a version of Tetris where the line piece isn't the most valuable and coveted thing.

Scaffold Now is a simple Flash game in which you must drop blocks to the ground to help your little mushroom-looking character climb higher. The board scrolls up, so you'll need to climb in order to keep from being swallowed up by the bottom of the screen. If that happens, it's game over and your character goes to the same hellacious purgatory all cleared lines must go.

You can play Scaffold Now by heading over to the game's website, though we'd be remiss if we didn't point out it can be a little janky at times. Scaffold Now's controls aren't the most precise and the game periodically locked up during our trials, though these hiccups did little to discourage our attempts to reach the peak of Mount Tetris.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.