Tetris: The Games People Play by Box Brown

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Tetris: The Games People Play Read Online Free - 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 dreams.

Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris in 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, and outright theft.

In 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 game.

Title : Tetris: The Games People Play
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ISBN : 162672315X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 253 pages


Wil rated it ★★★★★

October 31, 2016

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...

Sam rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 06, 2017

We’ve all played Tetris and enjoyed its blocky goodness (until the pieces start coming down too quickly and that damn long piece won’t appear and it’s game over, man, GAME OVER!!!). Box Brown’s Tetris: The Games People Play tells its origin story and unfortunately it’s not nearly as fun. For a boo...

David rated it ★★★☆☆

October 17, 2017

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 Giant quite a bit. The history of psychology of games and gaming undergir...

Lauren rated it ★★★☆☆

February 06, 2017

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 games/gaming 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...

somuchreading rated it ★★★★☆

January 22, 2018

Αυτά τα βιβλία/κόμικς/ό,τι are my jam. Το Tetris: The Games People Play εξερευνά το ξεκίνημα των video games και κυρίως το σημαντικότερο όλων, το Tetris [fight me]. Η περίπλοκη ιστορία του παιχνιδιού, που αφορά μεταξύ άλλων τις διπλωματικές σχέσεις των 2 υπερδυνάμεων του 20ου αιώνα και 3 από τις ισ...

Peter rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 28, 2016

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 up financial reward to see this great thing he made flourish. That's pretty ins...

Sesana rated it ★★★☆☆

September 09, 2016

Missed opportunities. The actual story of Tetris, how it was made, the rights struggle, and all that happened after is interesting and complicated enough on their own. There was no real need to bring in an overview of Nintendo's playing card days, or an examination of cave paintings. And it was m...

MariNaomi rated it ★★★★★

May 20, 2016

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

Matt rated it ★★★★☆

April 21, 2017

I spent a lot - maybe too much - of my childhood hunched in front of the TV, madly spinning Tetris blocks on my Nintendo. I was obsessed, my brothers were obsessed, and my mom was (the most) obsessed. Box Brown's latest pop culture history comic, "Tetris: The Games People Play," proves that we we...

Anmiryam rated it ★★★☆☆

September 29, 2017

Interesting, but far more of a business biography than the examination of the appeal of Tetris that the cover copy led me to believe. Still, a worthwhile look into the early-middle years of the video game boom and the complexities that ensue from taking an idea from creation to broad commercial a...

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