Alexey Pajitnov

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

(1955-04-16) April 16, 1955 (age 67)[1]
OccupationComputer engineer
Known forCreator of Tetris

Alexéy Leonídovich Pájitnov (born April 16, 1955) 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.[2]

In 1996, GameSpot named him the fourth most influential computer game developer of all time.[3]

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  1. "Corporate Bio". Tetris. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  2. "Tetris: a history".
  3. "GameSpot". 2005-02-21. Archived from the original on 2005-02-21.

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