Video Games

The Classic Video Game Tetris

Announcement: the Curiosity Podcast is finally here! Subscribe on iTunes here, Google Play Music here and add the RSS feed to your favorite podcast player. If you love it please consider leaving us a review.

Tetris debuted in 1984 after its creator, Alexey Pajitnov, sold the rights to the Soviet government in order to get it published. For roughly a decade, Pajitnov didn't make any money off his game—the best selling video game of all time.

Tetris! A Riddle Wrapped In An Enigma


Share the knowledge!

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Tetris was programmed in two weeks, without any colors or graphics. 00:52

  2. Hungary was the first country to begin distributing the game. 01:19

  3. The game's inventor later worked for Microsoft as the company's first game designer. 01:37