Thursday, 9 June 2016

The Incredibly Weird Story Behind Tetris

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Last Monday, Tetris turned 32. Tetris is a tile-matching puzzle video game, originally designed and programmed by Russian game designer Alexey Pajitnov. He derived its name from the Greek numerical prefix tetra- and tennis.

Tetris' strange, addictive allure resulted in one of the weirdest stories in video game history - a story which ropes in such unlikely 80s and 90s faces as Robert Maxwell, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

(via Neatorama)