Alexey Pajitnov

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Birthday
14, 1956
Birthplace
Russia
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
14, 1956 (age 62)
Birthplace
Russia

About

Russian computer engineer and puzzle afficianado who combined his two passions and created Tetris.

Before Fame

He thought he might have a hit on his hands when he couldn't put down the game even after finishing writing it.

Trivia

His game Tetris was named in 2009 by the Guinness Book of World Records the #2 greatest console game of all time.

Family Life

His business partner helped Alexey and his family relocate to the United States.

Associated With

He was hired in 1996 by Bill Gates to work on developing games for the Microsoft Puzzle Pack.