BBC takes a look back at the classic game of Tetris, which was “originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pazhitnov in 1985, while he was working for the Dorodnicyn Computing Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.” Video after the jump.
The game (or one of its many variants) is available for nearly every video game console and computer operating system, as well as on devices such as graphing calculators, mobile phones, and PDAs. Tetris has even appeared as part of an art exhibition on the side of Brown University’s 14-story Sciences Library. The game first gained mainstream exposure and popularity beginning in 1989 when Nintendo released Tetris on its Game Boy system. Tetris consistently appears on lists of the greatest video games of all time