Happy Birthday Tetris

Soviet blockbuster computer game Tetris is 30 years oldTetris (Russian: Те́трис, pronounced [ˈtɛtrʲɪs]) is a Soviet tile-matching puzzle video game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov. It was released on June 6, 1984. It was the first entertainment software to be exported from the USSR to the US. The versions of Tetris were sold for a range of 1980s home computer platforms, and has later had very many re-incarnations in different forms, including ones mentioned in this blog: MIT huge Tetris hack and JavaScript Tetris in 140 bytes. There are nowadays many version of Tetris on-line to play on web browser.

Happy Birthday Tetris: It’s flipping 30 article and Tetris Wikipedia page give you a good look on the history of this classic computer game.


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The Complicated History Of ‘Tetris,’ Which Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary Today
    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/tetris-history-2014-6#ixzz33wVzjMno

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    You Can Play Tetris on Your T-Shirt Now

    Tetris had its 30th anniversary back on June 6, and a video game enthusiast has decided to celebrate the timeless game by creating a T-shirt that plays it. Definitely a step up from the sound-activated LED T-shirts that some people are wearing at parties.

    “Here is a project I just finished, just in time for the 30th anniversary of Tetris. a T-Shirt you can play. with an Arduino Uno, 4 AA batteries and 128 LEDs. I always wanted a playable T-shirt, well now I made one myself. Based on the pumpktris instructables,”

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Here is a funny Tetris inspired animation:


  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The Man Who Made Tetris

    Life gets pretty chill after creating ‘Tetris’ and escaping the KGB. A quick web search for “Alexey Pajitnov” brings up pages of articles and interviews that fixate only on his seminal creation

    The Man Who Made ‘Tetris’

    I’m at the wheel of a Tesla with a license plate that reads, simply: TETRIS. Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of that legendary video game, rides shotgun.

    “Push the gas, push the gas!” whoops Pajitnov, bearded and jean jacketed. “Faster!”

  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    You Can Now Play Tetris on Facebook Messenger

    CoolGames has launched an in-Messenger version of the classic stacking game—all you have to do is connect your Facebook account, and you’re in.


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