The Classic Video Game Tetris

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 gameā€”the best selling video game of all time.

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Key Facts In This Video

  • 1

    Tetris was programmed in two weeks, without any colors or graphics. (0:52)

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    Hungary was the first country to begin distributing the game. (1:19)

  • 3

    The game's inventor later worked for Microsoft as the company's first game designer. (1:37)

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