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- DescriptionTetris is as ubiquitous as blue jeans and as addictive as jelly beans. But did you ever wonder where it came from? Probably t: Most computer programs have fairly undramatic origin stories. Not Tetris. In 1984, Alexey Pajitv, a computer scientist working for the USSR government, created a fun little game that became a smash hit among the computer literate population of Moscow. Before long, it was discovered by a British software firm. The rest, as they say, is history...But it's a history full of high stakes business shenanigans and some fundamental questions about the nature of play. Box Brown, author of Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, blows open the secret history of the game that saved Nintendo and delves into what makes puzzles and games so irresistible to human beings.
- Author BiographyBox Brown is an Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and comic publisher from Philadelphia. His book Andre the Giant: Life and Legend was released in 2014 and spent three weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list. His second graphic novel with publisher First Second is Tetris: The Games People Play. Brown launched the independent comics publishing house Retrofit Comics in 2011.
- Author(s)Box Brown
- PublisherRoaring Brook Press
- Date of Publication01/11/2016
- SubjectGraphic Novels: General
- Place of PublicationNew Milford
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintFirst Second
- Content Notetwo colour illustrations
- Weight522 g
- Width152 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine15 mm
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