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Happy Birthday Tetris [News]
posted June 6 2014 8:14.30 by spic0m




Today the most famous game gets 30!

Tetris was designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov, who released the game throughout the USSR in 1984. The game launched on the Elektronika 60, a terminal computer developed in the Soviet Union, before eventually coming to IBM PC systems, arcades, Game Boy and nearly every other games platform since. The title has since sold over 170 million copies, both digital and physical.

The most recognizable imagery from Tetris is a tetromino: a geometric shape composed of four squares, connected orthogonally.

Tetris fun facts

-- Developed in 1984 by Alexey Pajitnov

-- More than 170 million Tetris games sold in more than 50 countries

-- More than 35 million units of Tetris were sold for the original Nintendo Game Boy

-- Guinness World Record for most ported game and game with the most official and unofficial variants

Remember the joy in a free version here.

 
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