Game trivia: Tetris, the world’s most popular game

Released in June 6, 1984, this tile-matching puzzle video game was created by Alexey Pajitnov, a young researcher…

Released in June 6, 1984, this tile-matching puzzle video game was created by Alexey Pajitnov, a young researcher at Moscow’s Academy of Science.


Game trivia: Tetris, the world's most popular game
Game trivia: Tetris, the world’s most popular game

The inspiration for this game came from a board game called “Pentomino” where 12 different shapes made out of five squares are twisted and turned until they all fit together in a box.

Today, an estimated billion people have played “Tetris,” the first entertainment software from the USSR that was exported to the US.

This game is available on nearly all platforms helping it earn the topmost ranking on the “100 Greatest Games of All Time” list from the Electronic Gaming Monthly’s 100th issue.

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