Tag: Ian Bogust

Tetris Theory


Imagine  if Alexey Pajitnov were to present his idea for his game called Tetris to a 21st century audience. “So, guys, hear me out on this. I have this brilliant idea for a new game. I think I’m really onto something here. It’s cool. It’s just these blocks that you try to stack in an orderly fashion.” Indeed Tetris looks terrible on paper. Through the lens of the 21st century gaming industry, Tetris looks like the recipe for the worst video game in history: no plot, no characters, no shooting, no chance of ultimate victory. Tetris ends with defeat every time.… Read the rest