Monday, 5 February 2018

The Story of Tetris

quote [ In 1984, during the Cold War, a Russian programmer named Alexey Pajitnov created something special: A puzzle game called Tetris. It soon gained a cult following within the Soviet Union. A battle for the rights to publish Tetris erupted when the game crossed the Iron Curtain. ]

My parents used to stay up all night beating each other scores.
[SFW] [games] [+5 laz0r]
[by satanspenis666@5:58amGMT]

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cb361 said @ 8:24am GMT on 6th Feb [Score:1 Underrated]
Interesting, but a lot of effort expended when you could just sell the same basic game, but call it Quadratile or BloxFall or something. My freeware BASIC version from 1990 was called Tetriz.

Ha! I just googled for it, and found that there's an improved version around, with better graphics. I'm credited as co-author. Incredible that anybody would bother, considering how crappy my code from those days must have been.
bobolink said @ 7:26am GMT on 5th Feb
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Menchi said @ 7:01pm GMT on 5th Feb
Paracetamol said[1] @ 7:40pm GMT on 5th Feb
Also recommended: Ecstasy of Order about some Tetris finals. Very interesting:

Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters (official trailer)


… hmm, now that I just saw the trailer: this one is pretty anticlimatic; the film is actually quite moving.

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