Alexey Pajitnov

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Alexey Pajitnov

Alexey Pajitnov in Barcelona, Spain, 14 June 2008
Born Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov
March 14, 1956 (1956-03-14) (age 58)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Residence USA
Nationality Russian
Occupation Computer engineer
Known for Creator of Tetris

Alexéy Leonídovich Pájitnov (born 14 March 1956) is a Russian computer engineer who lives in the United States. He is best known for creating the popular video game Tetris. He was born in Moscow, Soviet Union.

Pajitnov created Tetris in 1985. The game was first sold in the Soviet Union. In 1986, the game began being sold in the West. Since then, it has become a very successful series. In 1996, he started The Tetris Company, which owns the trademark to Tetris.[1]

In 1996, GameSpot named him the fourth most influential computer game developer of all time.[2]

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