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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. Oh my god I had no idea this story was so nuts

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Tetris The Games People Play

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 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 art and color is beautiful It s similar to Daryn Cooke s Parker books one color shading the whole book to great effectYou think you know the history of Tetris but I promise you that there s a lot you don t know I highly recommend this to anyone who loves history video games or documentaries

REVIEW Tetris The Games People Play

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. 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 writings Unfortunately Box Brown along with several other things seemed to have moved to that corner of my mind covered in cobwebs until this weekend when I spotted his follow up to the Andre book Tetris The Games People PlayI really enjoyed this which isn t a surprise considering one of my all time favorite books is Blake J Harris Console Wars the story of the war between video game moguls Nintendo and Sega for gaming supremacy Tetris The Games People Play tells of the behind the scenes courtroom battle between gaming publishers looking to secure the rights to what would become one of the biggest video games in the worldTetris creation came near the end of The Cold War when Russian culture was very much a mystery to the West When Alexey Pajitnov s addictive puzzler escaped the Iron Curtain it was already a guaranteed curiosity to gamers The drama that would unfold had me devour this in only two sittings From the difficulty of negotiating a deal with a creator from a communist nation to the struggling rights acuisition in regards to the rise of the original Nintendo Entertainment System PC rights v home console rights to the dramatic courtroom battle that held the fate of so many lives and careersBy adding in the games people play as a part of the book s title Brown justifies the first part of the book that details a somewhat streamlined history of gaming However the truth is I could have done without it The main story is interesting enough without a history lesson tacked on at the beginning This is honestly just a minor complaint thoughThis being my first exposure to Box Brown I really dug the art style It seemed like a mixture of Herge Tin Tin and Darwyn Cooke s Parker adaptations one color with varying shades that combined to craft a sort of minimalist style that I felt worked well with the subject matterHaving finished this I m looking forward to picking up Andre The Giant Life Legend as well as the recently released Is This Guy For Real Andy Kaufman bio sooner rather than later


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

  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 Peo

  3. says:

    The story over the rights to Tetris is a fantastic example of how video games can open cultural doors Box Brown

  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 it was developed in Russia The creators were two engineers in the 80's who just wanted to make a fun game just to see if they could do it and had no designs on making money off

  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 Gi

  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 writings  Unfortunately Box Brown along with several other things seemed to have

  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 this section of the book was very entertaining I wish it had been a separate book entirely it was inserted into the story after the Tetris characters were already introduced and seemed out of place and extra

  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 Tetris Alexey who invented Tetris seems like a great guy who was willing to give

  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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