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Tetris Turns 30, Creator Says He Still Plays Every Week Published: June 6, 2014

Iconic tile-matching strategy game Tetris was released on this day in 1984, meaning it is now some 30 years old. In a statement sent to media today from The Tetris Company agent Blue Planet Software, creator Alexey Pajitnov says, "I never imagined Tetris was going to be this successful."

Indeed it was successful. The latest numbers from The Tetris Company show that Tetris has seen more than 425 million paid downloads for mobile devices to date, according to

"The simple, yet addicting nature of Tetris still has me playing it a few times every week,” Pajitnov added. "I meet fans from around the world who are also as passionate about Tetris as me, and there is no doubt in my mind Tetris will continue to expand and bring its classic appeal to new players in new ways and on new devices, whatever they may be.”

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