The Story of Tetris

The year is 1984, and the cold war was in full affect between two superpowers: the United States and the Soviet Union. Major economic and political differences created a constant state of tension between the former allies. The capitalist United States experienced unprecedented economic growth, the nation grew and prospered socially and economically.

The Communist Soviet Union was however a stark contrast, the economy was stagnant and the cost of oil which is one of the countries leading exports declined. The two nations couldn’t have been more divided but the summer of 84′ saw a computer programmer named Alexey Pajitnov in the Soviet Union create something extra special. It was a puzzle game that took the video and game industry by storm and helped break the boundaries between the two superpowers. This is The Story of Tetris.


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