I 💖 playing Tetris
This graphic novel showed how it was created and fought for. Amazing read.
How to decide what to read next?
I started Wonder, but think I will try out Tetris
I had no idea that there was international intrigue behind the creation of the game Tetris. It really is a fascinating story. The way this was told was a little confusing, though, and I didn‘t find the art personally appealing. It is absolutely an interesting story, though.
This chunky graphic novel is the surprisingly interesting story behind the classic game Tetris. Fascinating to read how & who created it in Russia, how complicated the rights situations were, the various players‘ maneuvers to grab onto the lucrative popularity of it. I had no clue there was such a story behind this game I grew up with! The art is also delightful - black & white with bursts of yellow. I was itching to play on finishing this read...
As a kid, I was obsessed with Tetris. My mom was too, and when she‘s play I‘d watch over her shoulder. This was a nice non-fiction boost to a heavily fiction reading jag I‘ve been in, and I was really shocked to see all of the drama behind what I thought was a relatively innocent game. A really cool behind-the-scenes look at one of the big parts of my childhood.
Fascinating history of Tetris. I had no idea it had such a complicated past. Now excuse me while I download it to my phone and play a few rounds. 😆
What a great graphic novel! Who knew that Tetris cane from Russia? Or that the rights were up for grabs and rival companies each thought they had them (the contracts were not very clear!) Atari sued Nintendo over it! So much drama and so much to learn. Devoured this then told my husband all about it!
I totally had this happen to me. I played Tetris until I had blisters on my thumbs. I was obsessed with beating my best score. And I dreamt of Tetris pieces chasing me. 😂
The history of how the game came to be is interesting but all the legal stuff in the middle bogged it down. Overall, an interesting story but I don't know if I would say it's a must read.
(It did make me dig out my game boy though!)
Solid beginning and end of the book, with the history and psychology of games and the eventual, mostly successful outcomes of the whole licensing debacle, but the middle was pretty muddled by the business back-and-forth. I'm sure there's am audience, but it was pretty dull to me. There are gems, though, like this succinct summary of the conception of Donkey Kong. The Tetris theme song is now on a loop in my head. #nonfictionnovember #graphicnonfic