Tetris

Tetris

Price
£12.99

Publishing Date
11/10/2016

ISBN
9781910593226

Tetris
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Price
£12.99

Format
Paperback

Publishing Date
11/10/2016

Pages
256 pages

Height
216mm

Width
152mm

Illustrations
Two-colour illustrations

Rights
UK & Commonwealth, Europe (non-excl.)

ISBN
9781910593226

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Tetris

The Games People Play


It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. Play it long enough and youll see those brightly coloured geometric shapes everywhere. Youll see them in your dreams.

Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government. Once this alarmingly addictive game emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, it was an instant hit. Nintendo, Atari, Sega game developers big and small all wanted Tetris. A bidding war was sparked, followed by clandestine trips to Moscow, backroom deals, innumerable miscommunications and outright theft.

New York Times bestselling author Box Brown untangles this complex history and delves deep into the role games play in art, culture and commerce. For the first time and in unparalleled detail, Tetris: The Games People Play tells the true story of the worlds most popular video game.

About the Author(s)
Box Brown
Box Brown is an Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist, illustrator and comics publisher from Philadelphia. His book Andre the Giant: Life and Legend spent three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
Reviews
[A] look at the creation of Alexey Pajitnovs enduring classic and the drama that ensues when people with big bags of money try to cash in the games popularity. Kotaku "a real-life Cold War tale of perestroika and Game Boys... illustrated with Shigeru Miyamoto-like charm." Shortlist Magazine
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