Table of contents:
- Aleksey Pajitnov: biography
- Creating Tetris
- Game Rights
- Creation of the Tetris company
- The film about the creation of Tetris
- Tetris today
- Alexey Pajitnov's life today
2023 Author: Henry Conors | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 12:05
Probably, everyone knows what Tetris is, as this is a game that more than one generation has been sitting for hours on end. But, unfortunately, the person who invented this game did not achieve popularity. And few people know who is the inventor of this game. It turns out that Alexey Pajitnov is the man who invented Tetris, our compatriot. He was born on March 14, 1956 in the city of Moscow.
Aleksey Pajitnov: biography
At school, Alexei studied as usual and did not stand out among his peers. But, as he recalls, his diary was always full of comments from teachers.
Aleksey Leonidovich graduated from a mathematical school, and later from the Institute of Aviation. After graduating from the institute, Pajitnov got a job at a computer center, where he invented the legendary game in 1984. In 1991, Alexey moved to the USA. He has many works and awards to his credit.
In 1984, young scientists sat for hours in laboratories with nothing to do. So Aleksey Leonidovich Pajitnov was one of those people. During these years, he was engaged in the study of problems related to human speech recognition and intelligence. To overcome them, it was necessary to solve puzzles and difficult tasks. And then Aleksey decides to create a puzzle that will be interesting for both children and adults.
What made Alexey Pajitnov famous? Initially, he created a computer game where the figures had to change their position under the gravity of other objects. But computers didn't have much power, and so the game had to be simplified. His figures consisted of five identical squares, but the people did not really appreciate his efforts, and then he decides to create something simpler. For Tetris, seven different figures were developed. This number was not chosen by chance, it is this number that a person’s memory is able to remember. The game was compiled using the Pascal language.
What made Alexey Pajitnov famous all over the world? He creates Tetris, in which pieces of four squares fall down. By the way, few people know why Tetris is called that way. In fact, in translation, the word "tetra" means four. Although this game was originally called Tetrimino, people themselves renamed it in order to make it easier to pronounce.
As the creator of the great game himself says, he created it in order to give pleasure to people. Alexey believes that absolutely all games should be created for this purpose,who later became famous all over the world.
After Alexei created Tetris, the fame of the new toy spread to many cities, and two weeks later everyone was playing it, competing with each other. Although the first week only the employees of the company in which Alexei worked were busy with fun. Two months after the first Tetris model was released, Pajitnov and his colleague created a colored version of the game. The advantage of the new game can be called the fact that it had a table of records. Tetris was played not only in Russia, but also abroad, the game gained popularity.
It is worth noting that the Academy of Sciences, where Pajitnov worked at that time, was officially considered the creators of the game. That is why Pajitnov could not receive income from his invention for a long time. After all, the game was created during working hours and on a working computer, which is why the rights did not belong to Alexey.
Many people wanted to buy the rights to the Tetris game from Alexey. The first was Robert Stein, with whom Soviet entrepreneurs wanted to cooperate in the future, who wanted to make big money on Pajitnov's invention. Although Pajitnov did not sign any documents or contracts with them. Many Americans even created their own versions of Tetris, which were no less popular.
Later Hungarian Stein resold the rights to the game to Microsoft. American Tetris was created in 1989. Since then, over 70 million games have been sold and over 100 million downloads on mobile devices. A little later, gaming and arcade games began to be created.devices with the game Tetris.
Creation of the Tetris company
Despite the fact that Alexey Pajitnov is not such a famous person, everything worked out perfectly for him in life, since the inventor worked hard. He managed to organize Anima Tek, which was offered cooperation by Microsoft. And having already moved to the USA, he organized a company called Tetris, and only then did he start making money on a game created many years ago. And since 1996, Alexey Pajitnov has been officially working at Microsoft. All products produced by Alexey bear a note that he is considered the creator of the legendary game.
The film about the creation of Tetris
Recently, information has been leaked to the press that they are planning to make a film in America so that all people can know who created the game that many generations spent a lot of time playing. The directors of this film, of course, will be Americans. The exact release date of the film is not yet known.
The plot of the film will be not only the personality of Alexei Pajitnov, but Tetris itself. The plot will be sci-fi. According to the directors, the film promises to be as popular as the game itself.
Despite the fact that the gaming industry today is very well developed, there are still people who play Tetris. In addition, each game console has a similar game. Today, many games have been developed that are similar to Tetris. Can be playedcompany or alone. By the way, this game develops erudition and other abilities in a child.
Alexey Pajitnov's life today
Despite the fact that Aleksey lives in the USA, he never thought about emigration, it happened by accident. And Pajitnov could not refuse such a gift of fate. Today, Alexey is an employee of a well-known company in the world. Several games have been released on his account, mainly puzzles that are in demand. He releases applications for various consoles, but mostly on PC. The Tetris game is very popular, and probably no other game will be able to achieve such popularity. Alexey Leonidovich admits that his wife does not play with any toys, and the children enjoy playing games that their father creates, and he is proud of it.
Alexey Pajitnov himself plays not only his games - every time he goes shopping, he always gets some kind of puzzle for himself. He sees his inspiration in games. Pajitnov still plays Tetris, but he doesn't consider himself the best player. Alexey has yet to grow and grow up to schoolchildren who show the best results in this game.
Who knows, maybe Alexei Leonidovich will release another game that will become as popular as the legendary Tetris.
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