Alexey Pajitnov

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Alexey Pajitnov
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Alexey Pajitnov in Barcelona, Spain, 14 June 2008
Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov

(1956-03-14) March 14, 1956 (age 65)
OccupationComputer engineer
Known forCreator 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, USSR.

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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  1. "Tetris: a history".
  2. "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". 2005-02-21. Cite uses generic title (help)

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