Saturday, 6 June 2009

Tetris - Happy 25th birthday!

Tetris is 25 years old today!

Google have changed their home page logo in honour of the Tetris birthday:

Tetris Google logoGoogle Tetris logo

and other sites are running retrospectives - check out the Telegraph's Tetris gallery here.

There is no doubting the impact that Tetris had on driving the gaming market. Created by Russian computer engineer Alexey Pajitnov, Tetris has sold more than 70 million copies and been systematically re-worked and re-released for almost every video-game platform of the past 20 years.

Over time the influence of Tetris has also reached into popular culture in a number of areas - the Telegraph gallery showcases Tetris fashion and Tetris furniture too:

Tetris tshirtTetris fashion

Tetris kitchenTetris Kitchen

and Tetris was so popular that it even resulted in Doctor Spin having a UK hit record with a dance version of the Tetris theme music, seen here on Top Of The Pops in October 1992 (!):

Though with hindsight, Tetris by the 'video game pianist' Martin Leung is possibly more appealing:

Happy birthday Tetris!

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