It's Tetris' 30th Birthday. What are some of your memories?
Tetris just hit a milestone and joined the "30" club. It's not a bad place to be, I begrudgingly joined it myself a few weeks ago. But enough about age and our progression towards receiving those tasteful AARP cards in the mail, let's talk blocks.
As Daniel Cooper reported today (www.engadget.com/2014/06/06/happy-30th-birthday-te...), the relatively simple (but also challenging) game was born out of Moscow by Alexey Pajitnov while he worked at the Soviet Academy of Sciences. The game would go on to sell 33 million copies on the Game Boy alone.
I played Tetris when I was really young, sometimes for hours on end. I openly suffer from OCD and at the time, this game sort of acted as therapy for that. There was something satisfying about getting the blocks lined up in just the right direction, almost as if I was building a wall. But of course, I'd get frustrated if I messed up, even if there were plenty of lines to go. I'd just end the game prematurely and start over until I got it perfect.
So now that I've shared, it's your turn to tell our community what your memories are with the game.
I am also very happy and grateful for all the clones is spawned, like Super Puzzle Fighter.