Tetris’ creators reveal the game’s greatest unsolved mysteries

Apr 26, 2023

Despite creating one of the most recognizable video games of all time, Tetris creators Alexey Pajitnov (who first coded the game in Russia) and Henk Rogers (who was instrumental in bringing the game to prominence in the West) have not been all that recognizable to the general public. That has started to change, though, with the recent release of Apple TV’s Tetris movie, which dramatizes the real-life story of the pair’s unlikely friendship and business partnership.

In Ars Technica’s latest Unsolved Mysteries video, Pajitnov and Rogers went all the way back to the game’s earliest origins. That includes the origin of “the Tetris song,” aka Korobeiniki, which Game Boy Tetris fans have had stuck in their heads for decades now.

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