The Classic Video Game Tetris
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.
from Stuff of Genius
Key Facts In This Video
Tetris was programmed in two weeks, without any colors or graphics. (0:52)
Hungary was the first country to begin distributing the game. (1:19)
The game's inventor later worked for Microsoft as the company's first game designer. (1:37)