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Watch Tetris' Creators Meet The Designer Of Threes

by Ben Hanson on Jun 19, 2014 at 11:55 AM

In honor of Ubisoft's upcoming Tetris Ultimate (which you can read a preview of here), E3 2014 was attended by the two men that made the original game happen. Also attending E3 2014 was the creator of the fantastic iOS game Threes, Asher Vollmer. Thanks to Ubisoft, we arranged for Tetris' designer, Alexey Pajitnov, and the founder of The Tetris Company, Henk Rogers, to meet up with Vollmer in a wide-ranging conversation. Keep in mind that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak considered Alexey Pajitnov too much of a genius to even speak to, so be sure to thank Asher Vollmer for participating in this video.

Watch the discussion below as the three developers discuss clones, the legacy of Tetris, and the power of randomness in game design.

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If you enjoy these videos with developers speaking wither other developers (which we will be posting more of soon), here are some previous entries in the series...

Minecraft's Notch and Bethesda's Todd Howard

The Walking Dead's Sean Vanaman and Peter Molyneux

David Cage, Ryan Payton, and Shenmue's Yu Suzuki