One of the most popular video games of all time, Tetris® was born in 1984 from the imagination of Russian computer programmer Alexey Pajitnov. Inspired by his favourite puzzle board game Pentominos, Pajitnov created an electronic game that let players arrange tile-matching puzzle pieces in real time as they fall from the top of the playing field. The resulting design is a game that uses seven distinctive geometric playing pieces, each made up of four squares. The game’s name comes from the Greek prefix “tetra” (meaning 4) and tennis – Pajitnov’s favorite sport.

Since its founding, Tetris® has grown to become one of leading and most popular video game franchises in the world. Originally enjoying an explosion of popularity on the GameBoy console, it can be found and played on almost any platform from handheld calculators to mobile phones. Regularly ranked by the gaming trade media as one of the greatest video game franchises ever, it is also one of the top 3 downloaded paid games of all time with over 200 million downloads.

Tetris has reached players worldwide in more than 235 countries, in over 50 languages and on 50-plus platforms. With its simple but addictive gameplay, bright colors and geometric shapes, the Tetris® brand is loved globally by people of all ages and all cultures and is a recognized icon of 1980s pop culture.

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