John Friscia

The tale of how affable Alexey Pajitnov created universally beloved and culturally significant puzzle masterpiece Tetris behind the Iron Curtain has been told time and again. So we won’t rehash it here. In modern times though, Pajitnov licenses the Tetris brand through The Tetris Company, and he talked to USgamer about the current state of the brand, including Tetris 99 and Tetris Effect. Interestingly, he sees 99 as a promising step toward toward establishing the franchise as an esport: “Tetris 99 is absolutely a great title,” he says. “Basically, I think the one-player version of Tetris has been more or less […]

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