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And outright theftIn 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 ga. 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 inspiring He made this thing that was so good that it HAD to be shared with the world even if it meant that he wouldn t get rich off it while other people didBut as a book there s just a lot of rights and contracts and maneuvering and I didn t find those parts of the story to be high interest It seemed to be about the business of Tetris than the game or games in general and a little bit about Nintendo history which has been covered pretty thoroughly in a number of other titlesI like Box Brown s work a lot and I appreciate that he took on this topic For me it just didn t uite hit the sweet spot The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox untangles this complex history and delves deep into the role games play in art culture and commerce For the first time and in The Illusionists unparalleled detail Tetris The Games People Play tells the true story of the world’s most popular video ga. 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 Planet of the Bugs up financial reward to see this great thing he made flourish That s pretty inspiring He made this thing that was so good that it HAD to be shared with the world even if it meant that he wouldn t get rich off it while other people didBut as a book there s just a lot of rights and contracts and maneuvering and I didn t find those parts of the story to be high interest It seemed to be about the business of Tetris than the game or games in general and a little bit about Nintendo history which has been covered pretty thoroughly in a number of other titlesI like Box Brown s work a lot and I appreciate that he took on this topic For me it just didn t Fishes of the Open Ocean uite hit the sweet spot

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Tetris The Games People Play

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 dreamsAlexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games In 1984 he created Tetris in. We ve all played Tetris and enjoyed its blocky goodness until the pieces start coming down too uickly 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 funFor a book ostensibly about Tetris it takes it s sweet time getting around to talking about it It s 70 pages before we meet Alexey Pajitnov the Russian creator of Tetris Up til then there s a truncated history of games from ancient times to modern and the company background of Nintendo It s slightly interesting but feels totally unnecessary Nintendo was a popular format for Tetris especially when paired with the Gameboy though the game appeared on a number of consoles and we don t get the history of Atari or arcade machines The thirty pages of seeing Alexey develop his idea of a modified electronic version of the Russian puzzle game Pentominoes was compelling and informative Then from page 100 until the end 150 pages later the book becomes a dreary catalogue of the rights battles over Tetris First one businessman owns them then another then one boring businessman owns the American rights but not the Japanese and on and on who fucking caresThe actual development of the game as well as some other details like the phenomenal cultural impact it had and the sad fate of Alexey s friend who helped him make Tetris Vlad who went nuts murdered his family and committed suicide were fascinating But too much of this overly long book documenting the tedious suabbling of suits over a product none of them created was an utter snoozefest to read At least it has a happy ending with Alexey finally receiving royalties for the game he made 12 years afterwards but better late than never eh Unless you re interested in the pedantic legal wrangling behind Tetris don t bother with this one

Review Tetris The Games People Play

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. Box Brown came onto my radar when he released his graphic novel treatment about the life of Andre The Giant While I ve yet to read it the critical acclaim he received for his work at the time made me want to seek out his other writings Unfortunately Box Brown along with several other things seemed to have moved to that corner of my mind covered in cobwebs until this weekend when I spotted his follow up to the Andre book Tetris The Games People PlayI really enjoyed this which isn t a surprise considering one of my all time favorite books is Blake J Harris Console Wars the story of the war between video game moguls Nintendo and Sega for gaming supremacy Tetris The Games People Play tells of the behind the scenes courtroom battle between gaming publishers looking to secure the rights to what would become one of the biggest video games in the worldTetris creation came near the end of The Cold War when Russian culture was very much a mystery to the West When Alexey Pajitnov s addictive puzzler escaped the Iron Curtain it was already a guaranteed curiosity to gamers The drama that would unfold had me devour this in only two sittings From the difficulty of negotiating a deal with a creator from a communist nation to the struggling rights acuisition in regards to the rise of the original Nintendo Entertainment System PC rights v home console rights to the dramatic courtroom battle that held the fate of so many lives and careersBy adding in the games people play as a part of the book s title Brown justifies the first part of the book that details a somewhat streamlined history of gaming However the truth is I could have done without it The main story is interesting enough without a history lesson tacked on at the beginning This is honestly just a minor complaint thoughThis being my first exposure to Box Brown I really dug the art style It seemed like a mixture of Herge Tin Tin and Darwyn Cooke s Parker adaptations one color with varying shades that combined to craft a sort of minimalist style that I felt worked well with the subject matterHaving finished this I m looking forward to picking up Andre The Giant Life Legend as well as the recently released Is This Guy For Real Andy Kaufman bio sooner rather than later


10 thoughts on “Tetris The Games People Play

  1. says:

    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 of gaming while we're at itThe art and color is be

  2. says:

    We’ve all played Tetris and enjoyed its blocky goodness until the pieces start coming down too uickly 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 funFor a book ostensibly about Tetris it takes it’s sweet time getting around to talking about it It’s 70 pages before we mee

  3. says:

    The story over the rights to Tetris is a fantastic example of how video games can open cultural doors Box Brown has outdone

  4. says:

    Box Brown's book is an entertaining enough look at Tetris and the parade of legal battles and government red tape

  5. says:

    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 uite a bit The history of psychology of games and gaming undergird this work as the s

  6. says:

    Box Brown came onto my radar when he released his graphic novel treatment about the life of Andre The Giant  Whi

  7. says:

    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 gamesgaming 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 it had been a separate book entirely it was i

  8. says:

    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 inspiring He made this thing that was so good that it

  9. says:

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

  10. says:

    Hard to make corporate licensing battles interesting but they try

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