Tetris Turns 25

PHOTO: Nintendo Gameboy on Flickr by wwarby CC BY

I’ve spoken of my love for Tetris briefly in the past. It’s an amazing game, with an amazing story behind it. And this week it turned twenty-five years old. The Guardian has a great retrospective. Here’s a choice quote from Henk Rogers, one of the people instrumental in bringing the game to Nintendo’s Gameboy, which is where so many people my age first discovered it:

My first impression was that this game was too simple, that there was nothing to it. Then I came back and played it again. And again. Soon I realised there was something going on – no game had grabbed me at a show just like that.

You can read the full article here.