Tetris: The Games People Play #1

Tetris: The Games People Play #1

Writer: Box Brown Artist: Box Brown Publisher: First Second Release Date: October 12, 2016 Cover Price: $19.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. Play it long enough and you'll see those brightly colored geometric shapes everywhere. Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government. Once Tetris emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, it was an instant hit. New York Times-bestselling author Box Brown untangles this complex history and delves deep into the role games play in art, culture, and commerce. For the first time and in unparalleled detail, Te tells the true story of the world's most popular video game. more

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 5, 2016

    It's hard for me to say this, but I'm torn. I'm torn because I thought I had my graphic novel of the year in the bag with Paul Dini's Dark Knight: A True Batman Story, but then Tetris came around. This book is incredible. The story is so fantastic that it's hard to believe that it all happened, but it did. Because Brown clearly researched the hell out if it and as much as I love Tetris, because of this book I know that there are others that love it more. If you're still not convinced because I didn't sum up the entire graphic novel for you, then the easiest way is to see for yourself, but prepare yourself for that time warp before you start reading. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Aug 27, 2017

    Overall, an extremely compelling story, that every fan of games would enjoy and need to know. The history as depicted by Brown, is suspenseful, engaging and at times, harrowing. The art by Brown, elevates the story. Altogether, an important story that needs to get in as much hands as possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Oct 26, 2016

    A stunning work by a master storyteller. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - J. Luis Sep 22, 2016

    Tetris: The Games People Play is a fantastic book with some really lovely art. Odds are even video game veterans are going to learn something new (I did), but if you only know Tetris from one of the thousands of versions over the years, this book makes for a darn compelling read. Read Full Review

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