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Tetris The Games People Play

His spare time while developing software for the Soviet government Once Tetris 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. Full disclosure I am not a video gamer and read this because it was at my library in the new graphic novels section and because it had Box Brown s name on it I like his sweet attractive artwork and I liked his Andre the Giant uite a bit The history of psychology of games and gaming undergird this work as the subtitle makes clear And then you learn how Tetris emerged out of this and lots of controversies about it which I don t care about in the least but it seems thorough and will appeal to Tetris fans The style of the artwork here is the appeal for me He almost makes me care about a video game Sorry no offense to serious gamers including those in my present household who know this game

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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 you’ll see those brightly colored geometric shapes everywhere You’ll see them in your dreamsAlexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games In 1984 he created Tetris in. The story of Tetris its creators and its complex journey into the West is told in a beautiful graphic novel from Box Brown We get to meet all the people involved in the creation and distribution of the legendary game that changed the world and launched the GameBoy and we get a little history of gaming while we re at itThe art and color is beautiful It s similar to Daryn Cooke s Parker books one color shading the whole book to great effectYou think you know the history of Tetris but I promise you that there s a lot you don t know I highly recommend this to anyone who loves history video games or documentaries

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And outright theftIn this graphic novel 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 world’s most popular video ga. Brown tells the fascinating and litigous tale of one of the most famous games in history He begins the book looking at the concept of gamesgaming over the millenia tracing the earliest games and how they were created and played While this section of the book was very entertaining I wish it had been a separate book entirely it was inserted into the story after the Tetris characters were already introduced and seemed out of place and extraneous MEMORIES amiriteLike most people in my generation in the US I spent hours lulled by the 8 bit music and descending blocks and the anxiety of waiting for the 4 long line to complete and then it gets faster and piles up In my childhood and youth I had no idea about the complicated and shady rights issues surrounding the game and it s circuitious route to the American market New technology gaming consoles personal computers handheld devices it was a Wild West in terms of legality and intellectual property are these consoles computers or toys and how the hell do we classify a Gameboy Throw in the late cold war politics of USSR and the US with t g e techno boom in Japan and it made uite an interesting recipeBrown does a decent job explaining a technical and detailed legal dispute between Nintendo Atari and the Soviet government who employed the developer of the game Alexey Pajitnov however as a state employee he had no rights to his creation but I was still confused about the particulars and how the technology of the consoles played into it all Perhaps one of the Tetris biographies outline it better it is uite a challenge to show legal history and court proceedings in a graphic format 35 stars for a good effort to tell a difficult story Great tidbit Nintendo is an old company founded in the 1880s And the Japanese word nintendo is generally translated as Work hard But in the end it s in heaven s hands


10 thoughts on “Tetris The Games People Play

  1. says:

    The story of Tetris its creators and its complex journey into the West is told in a beautiful graphic novel from Box Brown We get to meet all the people involved in the creation and distribution of the legendary game that changed the world and launched the GameBoy and we get a little history of gaming while we're at itThe art and color is beautiful It's similar to Daryn Cooke's Parker books one color shading the whole

  2. says:

    We’ve all played Tetris and enjoyed its blocky goodness until the pieces start coming down too uickly and that damn long piece won’t appear

  3. says:

    The story over the rights to Tetris is a fantastic example of how video games can open cultural doors Box Brown has outdone himself

  4. says:

    Box Brown's book is an entertaining enough look at Tetris and the parade of legal battles and government red tape the game went through because it was developed in Russia The creators were two engineers in the 80's who just wanted to make a fun game just to see if they could do it and had no designs on making money off it I mean this was Russia pre Glasnost You could be thrown in jail for even voicing that t

  5. says:

    Full disclosure I am not a video gamer and read this because it was at my library in the new graphic novels sect

  6. says:

    Box Brown came onto my radar when he released his graphic novel treatment about the life of Andre The Giant  While I’ve yet to read it the critical acclaim he received for his work at the time made me want to seek out his other writings  Unfortunately Box Brown along with several other things seemed to hav

  7. says:

    Brown tells the fascinating and litigous tale of one of the most famous games in history He begins the book looking at the concept of gamesgaming over the millenia tracing the earliest games and how they were created and pla

  8. says:

    I'm convinced there's a really interesting story in here but I got really bogged down in who owned which rights to which versions of Tetris Alexey who invented Tetris seems like a great guy who was willing to give up financial reward to see thi

  9. says:

    Oh my god I had no idea this story was so nuts

  10. says:

    Hard to make corporate licensing battles interesting but they try

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