04 Sep 2016 16:54 IST

How one man dreamed up Tetris

Tetris has withstood the test of time and remains one of the most popular video games

Russian computer scientist Alexey Pajitnov changed the world of gaming when he created Tetris. Video games have come and gone but this has endured the test of time and remains one of the world’s most popular game. In his book, The Tetris Effect, veteran tech journalist Dan Ackerman outlines Tetris’ history and the reason for its success.

In its early version, crafted in six days and ambitiously named Genetic Engineering, the five-segment pentomino shapes were cut down to a more manageable four segments, explains an article in Wired, which recently published an exclusive interview with Dan Ackerman. To read more, click here .