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==Little known facts==
 
==Little known facts==
*The number of board states in Tetris can have is 2<sup>200</sup> = 1 606 938 044 258 990 275 541 962 092 341 162 602 522 202 993 782 792 835 301 376 ≈ 1.6 x 10<sup>60</sup>.
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*The number of board states in Tetris can have (assuming a 10 &times; 20 playfield) is 2<sup>200</sup> = 1 606 938 044 258 990 275 541 962 092 341 162 602 522 202 993 782 792 835 301 376 ≈ 1.6 &times; 10<sup>60</sup>.
*The number of ''stable'' ("with non-filled line") board states is 1022<sup>19</sup> x 1023 = 1 546 830 240 339 583 941 968 754 047 234 064 022 827 366 713 230 467 631 939 584 ≈ 1.54 x 10<sup>60</sup>
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*The number of ''valid'' board states (states without any completely filled lines and where there no completely empty lines in the middle of the stack) is 1023 + 1022 &times; 1022 + ... + 1022<sup>20</sup> = 1 546 831 721 292 591 640 116 011 560 045 710 774 439 430 123 900 352 379 195 051 ≈ 1.54 &times; 10<sup>60</sup>.
 
*Nowadays Tetris logo was drawn by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Dean_(artist) Roger Dean]
 
*Nowadays Tetris logo was drawn by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Dean_(artist) Roger Dean]
 
Also, according to [http://www.realtechnews.com/posts/1240 RealTechnews]:
 
Also, according to [http://www.realtechnews.com/posts/1240 RealTechnews]:
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*Yuri Yevushenko, director of the Russian Academy in the 1980s, claims Tetris is so successful because "unlike American games it is not about murder, shooting or chasing; it is about building and order."
 
*Yuri Yevushenko, director of the Russian Academy in the 1980s, claims Tetris is so successful because "unlike American games it is not about murder, shooting or chasing; it is about building and order."
 
*In a recent US study at the Harvard Medical School’s department of psychiatry, 27 Tetris players spent seven hours a day, for three days, playing the game. Many had ‘Tetris dreams’.
 
*In a recent US study at the Harvard Medical School’s department of psychiatry, 27 Tetris players spent seven hours a day, for three days, playing the game. Many had ‘Tetris dreams’.
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More interesting trivia:
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*In the 1989 Gamest Magazine character popularity poll, the monkey from [[Tetris (Sega)]] placed 5th, just above the I block in 6th. The Tetris blocks won the Favourite Group award. ([http://gaming.moe/?p=2203 ref])
  
 
==Tetris apparel==
 
==Tetris apparel==
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*[http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=13055 won a GDC game design challenge]
 
*[http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=13055 won a GDC game design challenge]
 
* (has an admirable russian accent)
 
* (has an admirable russian accent)
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== Interviews ==
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=== Developers ===
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi7LMe7yk7Q Alexey Pajitnov interview from Tetris Gold] (1993)
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* [http://articles.latimes.com/2001/aug/09/news/tt-32254 Still Falling for 'Tetris'] (2001-08-09, with Alexey Pajitnov)
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20100616094427/http://www1.kamakuranet.ne.jp:80/swanswan/software/other/tetris_interview.html WonderSwan Tetris developer interview] (2005-05-12, in Japanese)
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* [http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/interview/11267/tetris-from-the-top-an-interview-with-henk-rogers Tetris from the Top: An Interview with Henk Rogers] (2006-04-06)
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* [https://www.nintendo.co.jp/nom/0606/22/index.html Tetris DS Staff Interview] (2006-06)
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* [https://twvideo01.ubm-us.net/o1/vault/GD_Mag_Archives/GDM_September_2006.pdf Game Developer Magazine, September 2006] featuring "Alexey Pajitnov, Master of Shapes" (pp10-16)
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrHp-_l6vrA GameZombie.tv Presents A Conversation With Alexey Pajitnov] (2007-03-14)
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20090607193954/http://www.gamespot.com/news/6181946.html Q&A;: Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov] (2007-10-30)
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* [http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/3499/catching_up_casually_a_chat_with_.php Catching Up Casually: A Chat With Alexey Pajitnov] (2008-01-18)
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* [https://www.destructoid.com/interview-with-alexey-pajitnov-and-henk-rogers-on-tetris-135296.phtml Interview with Alexey Pajitnov and Henk Rogers on Tetris] (2009-06-08)
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* [https://www.destructoid.com/interview-tetris-friends-142550.phtml Interview: Tetris Friends] (2009-08-04, with Casey Pelkey, VP of Sales and Marketing at Tetris Online)
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* [http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/4129/the_man_who_won_tetris.php The Man Who Won Tetris] (2009-09-10, with Henk Rogers)
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* [https://www.pocketgamer.com/articles/017917/alexy-pajitnov-and-henk-rogers-on-selling-the-next-100-million-units-of-tetris-mobile/ Alexy Pajitnov and Henk Rogers on selling the next 100 million units of Tetris mobile] (2010-01-21)
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* [http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/5876/alexey_pajitnov__tetris_past_.php Alexey Pajitnov - Tetris: Past, Present, Future] (2010-06-28)
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* [http://time.com/2837390/tetris-at-30-pajitnov-interview/ Tetris at 30: An Interview with the Historic Puzzle Game's Creator] (2014-06-06, with Alexey Pajitnov)
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* [https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/bmjyq4/the-man-who-made-tetris The Man Who Made Tetris] (2014-11-21, with Alexey Pajitnov)
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf8f4FFyqiw Secret Origins of the Tetris Phenomenon] (2015-02-05, with Alexey Pajitnov and Henk Rogers at D.I.C.E Summit 2015)
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* [https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/interview-with-the-tetris-company-creators-alexei-pajitnov-and-henk-rogers/ Meet the men who built the only perfect video game: Tetris] (2015-02-12, with Alexey Pajitnov and Henk Rogers)
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* [https://www.hawaiibusiness.com/off-the-grid/ Off The Grid] (2015-12-09, with Henk Rogers, on being awarded Hawaii Business magazine’s CEO of the Year)
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* [https://tetris.com/article/132/the-man-behind-the-tetris-microcard-an-interview-with-kevin-bates The Man Behind the Tetris MicroCard - An Interview With Kevin Bates] (2017-10-27)
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* [http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/07/feature_meet_the_man_who_gave_nintendo_tetris_and_got_hiroshi_yamauchi_gaming Meet The Man Who Gave Nintendo Tetris And Got Hiroshi Yamauchi Gaming] (2018-07-28, with Henk Rogers)
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=== Players ===
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* [https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/5g998a/in-conversation-with-the-king-of-game-boy-tetris In Conversation with the King of Game Boy 'Tetris'] (2016-10-13, with Uli Horner, Twin Galaxies record holder for Tetris (Game Boy))
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* [https://tetris.com/article/121/the-life-of-a-tetris-master-interview-with-jonas-neubauer The Life of a Tetris Master - Interview With Jonas Neubauer] (2017-10-13)
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* [https://tetris.com/article/135/becoming-a-tetris-grand-master-interview-with-kevin-birrell Becoming a Tetris Grand Master - Interview with Kevin Birrell] (2017-11-01)
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== Interesting articles ==
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* [https://www.nytimes.com/1988/01/29/business/new-software-game-it-comes-from-soviet.html?pagewanted=all New Software Game: It Comes From Soviet] (1988-01-29)
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* [https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1988-06-10-8801060500-story.html  GLASNOST REACHES COMPUTER GAMES, AND TETRIS IS TERRIFIC] (1988-06-10)
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* [https://www.theverge.com/2012/6/12/3051197/tetris-future-touchscreens-buttons Tetris: can a Cold War classic evolve for the touchscreen?] (2012-06-12)
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* [https://chrishiggins.com/w/2013/02/03/playing-to-lose/ Playing to Lose: How Competitive Tetris Players Approach an Unwinnable Game] (2013-02-03)
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* [https://jp.ign.com/tetris-effect/30800/interview/vre35 VRやeスポーツまで広がるテトリス35年の歩み!ヘンク・ロジャース親子が語る] (2018-11-14)
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* [https://www.redbull.com/int-en/rise-history-classic-tetris-world-championships?linkId=59683647 How the Classic Tetris World Championships became a top esports tournament] (2018-11-14)
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== Other curiosities ==
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* [http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/01/random_this_woman_loves_tetris_so_much_shes_going_to_marry_her_copy This Woman Loves Tetris So Much She's Going To Marry Her Copy] (2018-01-05)
  
 
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Latest revision as of 00:39, 19 December 2018

Little known facts

  • The number of board states in Tetris can have (assuming a 10 × 20 playfield) is 2200 = 1 606 938 044 258 990 275 541 962 092 341 162 602 522 202 993 782 792 835 301 376 ≈ 1.6 × 1060.
  • The number of valid board states (states without any completely filled lines and where there no completely empty lines in the middle of the stack) is 1023 + 1022 × 1022 + ... + 102220 = 1 546 831 721 292 591 640 116 011 560 045 710 774 439 430 123 900 352 379 195 051 ≈ 1.54 × 1060.
  • Nowadays Tetris logo was drawn by Roger Dean

Also, according to RealTechnews:

  • The game inspired a terrible single in 1992 by Dr Spin, featuring samples of music composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • In September 2002, Faiz Chopdat, 23, of Blackburn, was jailed for four months after refusing to turn off his mobile on a flight from Egypt to Manchester. The crew asked him three times to switch off the phone, which was interfering with the plane’s communications system, but each time Chopdat turned it on again. He was playing Tetris.
  • The world’s smallest game of Tetris took place under an electron microscope using 42 glass ‘microspheres’ at the Department of Physics of Complex Systems in Amsterdam (video here)
  • Yuri Yevushenko, director of the Russian Academy in the 1980s, claims Tetris is so successful because "unlike American games it is not about murder, shooting or chasing; it is about building and order."
  • In a recent US study at the Harvard Medical School’s department of psychiatry, 27 Tetris players spent seven hours a day, for three days, playing the game. Many had ‘Tetris dreams’.

More interesting trivia:

  • In the 1989 Gamest Magazine character popularity poll, the monkey from Tetris (Sega) placed 5th, just above the I block in 6th. The Tetris blocks won the Favourite Group award. (ref)

Tetris apparel

Art and Culture

People

Utada Hikaru, japanese pop idol

Alexey Pajitnov, the man behind Tetris

Interviews

Developers

Players

Interesting articles

Other curiosities