05 June 2009

1984: The Invention Of Tetris

Alexey Pajitnov, the game's creator, began work on Tetris whilst employed at Moscow's Computer Centre in June 1984, and that work continued until 1986, in collaboration with Dmitry Pavlosky and Vadim Gerasimov. Online claims that the game was 'released' in the USSR in June 1984 are incorrect. 

Tetris prototype, but it would be some time before the game's fame spread to the Western World.

Today, 6 June 2009, Tetris is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its invention.

The release of the first Gameboy in the USA in 1989 set Tetris on its path to world-wide fame.

'80s Actual wishes Mr Pajitnov, the game's creator, and all the other people responsible for bringing Tetris to world wide fame, a very happy celebration!

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