Tetris turns 25 today June 6, 2009. It was created by Alexey Pajitnov in the year 1984 and released on the 6th of June. Throughout these 25 years, Tetris has been moulded in countless versions, on countless platforms and has been played by countless people all over the world.
The name Tetris actually comes from Greek word “tetra” (as in four) and “tennis” (as in sport). For those, like me, who did not understand the tetra part, it actually represents the number of segments in a Tetromino. As for the tennis part, that’s Alexey Pajitnov’s favorite sport.
For all the time I played Tetris, I never realized that there were four segments per Tetraminos. Don’t look at me, I was never a big fan of Tetris. I used to hate this game, but I have to say. The simplicity of this game is amazing…
Tetris still stands the test of time. Kudos Alexey Pajitnov.