Tetrinet is a multiplayer tetris game with weapons and supports upto 6 players at once. Players can join teams and play teammatches or individual against all other players. Combining multiplayer options with the good old tetris game makes it the perfect game for any age.
The client can be downloaded from tetrinet.org or gtetrinet.sf.net, a client written for Gnome.
Sofar people have been writing plenty of tetrinet servers. There is atleast one in C, Perl, Java and Java again, so there was still plenty of room to write a server in Python.
Why I choose for Python is because I needed the hands-on experience in writing a bit larger piece of code, and this project was the perfect oportunity to gain some experience in writing more then a thousand lines of code. Besides that, Python is an easy to write language and have plenty of packages available to do whatever you want to do.
The first (and sofar only) PyTrinet server runs in the Kapteyn Institute, where most of the students prefer to spend a break of writing their thesis playing Tetrinet.
The server running in Kapteyn is usualy more advanced then the one provided here for download with the disadvantage that it is not always as stable as it should be. But it does have some features the released version does not yet have, like maxtris game (where you try to make as mani tetri as possible).
If you know of more locations where PyTrinet is used, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so your server can be included here!.
Since it is possible to record your own fields using the replay command on the server and the cgi scripts provided here, you can send me a link with your fastest 7tris, longest survival or impressive kill animated gif file and I will include it here!.