Tetris: The Games People Play

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Tetris was a masterpiece right out of the gates. Simple, elegant, and infinitely replayable, it would go on to become one of the most beloved video games in history. And that popularity, that universal charm, sparked a bidding war unlike anything the video game world has seen since. With secret meetings, dubious contracts, language barriers, and the involvement of the suffocating Soviet regime, it was a recipe for sitcom-style misunderstandings.

Tetris: The Games People Play brings the whole ridiculous story to life with immense charm and style. From its creation as the delightful brainchild of Alexey Pajitnov to the globe-spanning race as the quest for production rights went international, this is a story as ridiculous as it is epic.

And artist Box Brown brings the story to life with the same panache and colorful style that made Andre the Giant such a warm, enjoyable read. The rounded-edges and busy frames help sell both the silliness and chaos of the story itself.

Most importantly, Brown never allows readers to lose sight of Alexey’s role as creator and keeper of the faith, a man who, under one of the most oppressive regimes in history, brought to life a game that spans generations of fans.

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Author Box Brown
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher First Second
Publish Date 2016-10-11
ISBN 9781626723153
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Issue October 2016
Category Sequential Art


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