Tetris® Guinness World Record at Stan Lee’s Comikaze
Be a part of history as Tetris® and Stan Lee’s Comikaze attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the Longest Link of Human Tetriminos!
We are shaking up Comikaze Expo 2014 to celebrate the Tetris brand’s 30th anniversary by gathering the largest line of human Tetriminos ever! The event will take place at 4:00 pm on November 1st inside South Hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center. World famous costume retailer, Rasta Imposta, has offered participants an exclusive discount on their Tetrimino costumes just for this event –click here to sign up now!
And after we break the world record, stick around to win some fun Tetris merchandise!
What is Tetris®?
Tetris® is an electronic puzzle game that was created by Alexey Pajitnov in 1984, while working in the USSR as a computer programmer. Pajitnov often programmed games to test new equipment using simple tasks, and in his spare time, developed a computer game inspired by his favorite puzzle board game Pentominos. The objective of Pentominos was to fit 12 different geometric-shaped pieces formed out of five squares into a box.
Pajitnov’s vision was to create an electronic game where players arranged puzzle pieces in real time by having them “fall” faster and faster from the top of the screen. Pajitnov designed the game using seven distinctive playing pieces made from four squares. He called it Tetris, after “tetra,” the Greek word for four, and tennis, his favorite sport. After giving the game to his colleagues, it became an instant, hugely addictive hit, and shortly thereafter spread like wildfire throughout the Soviet Bloc’s computer literate. His subsequent friendship with game designer, Henk Rogers, now Blue Planet Software Chairman and Managing Director of The Tetris Company, brought the Tetris game out of the Soviet Union to become one of the most widely played electronic games of all time.