What does it take to turn a “simple” computer game into one of the most successful video games of all time? More than you might expect…

During a live panel at the 2015 DICE Summit, Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov and entrepreneur Henk Rogers reminisced about the origins of the Tetris game and spoke candidly about the lasting business relationship they initiated a few years after Alexey created the game in 1984. As the two interviewed each other about facing political challenges and taking substantial risk, they revealed little known facts and personal anecdotes from their fascinating journey.

After delving into both the history of Tetris and the video game industry alike, Alexey and Henk offered valuable advice for aspiring game developers and concluded with their thoughts on the future of the game. Check out the full presentation below!

 

Special thanks to Kevin Birrell for providing the footage of his impressive achievement in Tetris Grand Master!

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