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MO5.COM is pleased to announce that the creator of Tetris, Alekseï Pajitnov, has recently joined the association as Honorary Member. He will also take part in the Comité de soutien pour le Musée National des Jeux Vidéo (French Comity for the Creation of a National Video Games Museum).
During his discussions with MO5.COM, Aleksei has shown great concerns regarding the fact that all the knowledge related to Video Games and Computing History is slowly disappearing as well as personal data mediums are becoming obsolete. This is why he is considering all the work the association is doing as necessary, and he has decided to support it by becoming Honorary Member. There is no doubt that the support of such a personality in the video games world will help us to make ourselves known and grow.
Born 1956 in U.S.S.R, Alekseï Pajitnov graduated from the Computer Center of the Soviet Academy of Sciences in 1979 where he became a researcher in speech recognition. In 1984, he created Tetris while trying to reproduce one of his favorite games, Pentomino. Distributed freely in U.S.S.R. and then in all the eastern region, the game hit west in 1986 and became one of the greatest classic games in the History of Video Games : it sold over 170 million copies on more than 30 different platforms, and has been downloaded more than 100 million times on mobile phones. Pajitnov got the intellectual property of the game back in 1996 and founded The Tetris Company and the Tetris.com website.
Tetris (PC, Microsoft DOS, 1986)
Tetris (Nintendo Game Boy, 1989)
Tetris Party Deluxe (Nintendo Wii, 2010)