It would be hard to think that someone does not know this russian game. The truth is that even within the most advanced phones there are current versions of Tetris, a game that was born within the former Soviet Union and managed to escape from it reaching an unprecedented success. At the end of the 80 years and at the beginning of the 90 years, the game Tetris was in all parts of the world. Its popularity allowed companies like Nintendo to multiply their sales enormously. But, what is the story of the video game Tetris, how did it become so popular. Well, in this post we will give you a brief overview of all this.
The history of the video game TETRIS
The history of the videogame Tetris begins the 6 of June of 1984 from the hands of the mathematician Alekséi Leonídovich Pázhitnov, during the communism of the Soviet Union. He developed it while working at the Dorodnitsyn Computer Center of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union in Moscow.
The game consists of different blocks with different shapes that fall from the top so that you can make them fit perfectly by rotating them as they fall. However, initially the game was not thought of in this way.
Alekséi Pázhitnov, He was a fan of puzzles and had the initial intention of creating a game similar to Pentomino, a game that consisted in fitting five geometric pieces in a wooden box. The idea was to do it computerized but quickly realized that it was not easy to play, so instead of five pieces, he decided to work with only four calling the game Tetris. The name Tetris comes from the Greek word "Tetra"which in Spanish would be "Cuatro" and the word "Tenis", the favorite sport of Alekséi.
Over time the game was growing and gaining much popularity among his co-workers. What forced to create a domestic version that could be distributed through floppy disks. Later, Vadim Gerasimov, who was a teenager at the time, created a version of Tetris capable of operating on the MS-Dos operating system, a system that operated on IBM computers. It was distributed free of charge, but not for pleasure, but because the Russian government was the only one that controlled commercial activity.
- Tetris Dual Electronic is a face-to-face strategy game based on Tetris.
- Two game modes with electronic timer and timer.
- Works with 3 AA batteries (not included).
- 2 players. Recommended age 6 +. Version in Spanish / Portuguese.
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Of course, with such a popular game it was a matter of time before someone wanted to obtain their rights. Alekséi he could keep them but he preferred to sell them the company Mirrorsoft which started selling Tetris to Spectrum and Atari ST both in Europe and the United States, using the advertising phrase "The game that escaped from the USSR".
Years later, Alekséi Pázhitnov he moved to the United States and regained the rights to the video game, founding The Tetris Company and Tetris Online. From 1996 and to this day, he continues to launch new versions of his game for all kinds of electronic devices. Alekséi Pázhitnov currently has 62 years old and you could have the opportunity to meet him at a video game convention that he likes to attend.