The Tetris movie trailer was released this morning and the internet is abuzz. Most people don’t know this but Tetris almost never made it out of the soviet union during the cold war. if it wasn’t for these brave gentlemen that put aside their country politics of the time and made history by bringing Tetris to the masses when they did.
Based on the chaotic true story of the game Tetris, according to the movie trailer, we get the story of Henk Rogers and Alexey Pajtnov and how they changed the world of video games. This story will have you on the edge of your seat as the two men make the deal of a lifetime and forever change the course of history.
The Soviet government, which controlled all computer software production at the time, recognized the potential of Tetris as a fun and challenging game that could be used to promote the country’s computer science industry. They quickly obtained the rights to the game from Pajitnov and began distributing it in the Soviet Union.
In the years that followed, the game gained popularity in other countries and was eventually licensed to companies around the world. However, the ownership and distribution rights to the game remained a point of contention, with various companies claiming the rights to distribute the game.
Despite the complex legal history of Tetris, the game’s roots in the Soviet Union and its iconic status as a classic video game have remained a significant part of its history and legacy.
We’ll be keeping our eyes on this one when it comes out on AppleTV+ on March 31st.
If you’d like to find out about the full history of the game, check out this video by Gaming Historian. They did a FANTASTIC job at breaking down the complex legal battle and have made it into a great documentary.
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