Tetris: The Games People Play Spiral-Bound | October 11, 2016

Brian "Box" Brown

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From the New York Times-bestselling author of Andre the Giant comes a new nonfiction work about another 1980s pop culture icon--TETRIS!

Tetris is as ubiquitous as blue jeans and as addictive as jelly beans. But did you ever wonder where it came from? Probably not: Most computer programs have fairly undramatic origin stories. Not Tetris.

In 1984, Alexey Pajitnov, a computer scientist working for the USSR government, created a fun little game that became a smash hit among the computer-literate population of Moscow. Before long, it was discovered by a British software firm. The rest, as they say, is history....But it's a history full of high-stakes business shenanigans and some fundamental questions about the nature of play. Box Brown, author of Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, blows open the secret history of the game that saved Nintendo and delves into what makes puzzles and games so irresistible to human beings.

Publisher: Macmillan
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 256 pages
ISBN-10: 162672315X
Item Weight: 1.2 lbs
Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
Customer Reviews: 3 out of 5 stars 1,001 to 10,000 ratings