Henk Rogers and Alexey Pajitnov talk about the Tetris movie and gaming history
Tetris' most important people
The Tetris movie is available to stream on Apple TV+ right now, and it tells the story of how Tetris made it outside of Russia and turned into a worldwide phenomenon.
In the video above, we get to hear from Henk Rogers, the man responsible for landing the licensing deal with Nintendo, and Alexey Pajitnov, creator of Tetris, talk about the movie and the real-life story of Tetris in general. The movie obviously takes quite a few liberties with the real-life story of Tetris, but you might be surprised to learn where the paths cross!
“Tetris” tells the unbelievable story of how one of the world’s most popular video games found its way to avid players around the globe. Henk Rogers (Taron Egerton) discovers Tetris in 1988, and then risks everything by traveling to the Soviet Union, where he joins forces with inventor Alexey Pajitnov (Nikita Efremov) to bring the game to the masses. Based on a true story, “Tetris” is a Cold War–era thriller on steroids, with double-crossing villains, unlikely heroes, and a nail-biting race to the finish.