Creative Minds: Alexey Pajitnov - Tetris man talks death, puzzles and taxes

Next to the likes of Mario and Sonic (and probably Master Chief these days) Tetris is the most recognised videogame brand ever created. Its geometric charm has been the subject of advertising campaigns and the game was alluded to in episodes of The Simpsons, Futurama and even in the movie Police Academy: Mission to Moscow - you know you've made it when that happens.

Long before Wii was even a glimmer in Miyamoto's eye Tetris was recruiting people to videogames: businessmen, housewives, vicars, pensioners.

Its creator, Alexey Pajitnov, still remains proud of his 'child' and never gets tired of answering questions about its addictive qualities. But, as CVG discovered, there's more to Pajitnov than puzzle titles. He did once make an obscure action game called Ice & Fire...

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