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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 over the rights to Tetris is a fantastic example of how video games can open cultural doors Box Brown has outdone himself Marriage by Deception you’ll see those brightly colored geometric shapes everywhere You’ll see them in A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House your dreamsAlexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games In 1984 he created Tetris in The story over the rights to Tetris is a fantastic example of how video games can open cultural doors Box Brown has outdone himself

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Tetris The Games People Play

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 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 this great thing he made flourish That s pretty inspiring He made this thing that was so good that it HAD to be shared with the world even if it meant that he wouldn t get rich off it while other people didBut as a book there s just a lot of rights and contracts and maneuvering and I didn t find those parts of the story to be high interest It seemed to be about the business of Tetris than the game or games in general and a little bit about Nintendo history which has been covered pretty thoroughly in a number of other titlesI like Box Brown s work a lot and I appreciate that he took on this topic For me it just didn t uite hit the sweet spot

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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 Devoted to Drew 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


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

  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 and it’s game over man GAME OVER Box Brown’s Tetris The Games People Play tells its origin story and unfortunately it’s not nearly as funFor a book ostensibly about Tetris it takes i

  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

  5. says:

    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 ma

  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 wri

  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 played While

  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

  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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