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The Resource Tetris : the games people play, Box Brown

Tetris : the games people play, Box Brown

Label
Tetris : the games people play
Title
Tetris
Title remainder
the games people play
Statement of responsibility
Box Brown
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. Play it long enough and you'll see those brightly colored geometric shapes everywhere. You'll see them in your dreams. Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government. Once Tetris emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, it was an instant hit. Nintendo, Atari, Sega--game developers big and small all wanted Tetris. A bidding war was sparked, followed by clandestine trips to Moscow, backroom deals, innumerable miscommunications, and outright theft. In this graphic novel, New York Times--bestselling author Box Brown untangles this complex history and delves deep into the role games play in art, culture, and commerce. For the first time and in unparalleled detail, Tetris: The Games People Play tells the true story of the world's most popular video game."--Page [2] of cover
Summary
The best-selling author of Andre the Giant shares the dramatic origin story of the ubiquitous 1980s video game, describing how a USSR government computer scientist created the game for his fellow computer aficionados and how Tetris is connected to the software business, the nature of gaming and the evolution of Nintendo
Writing style
Illustration
Award
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2017.
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10528947
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Brown, Box
Dewey number
794.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
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  • 600
  • 600
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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True
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  • Pajitnov, Alexey
  • Computer games
Target audience
adult
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the games people play
Label
Tetris : the games people play, Box Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn928492029
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9781626723153
Lccn
2015951864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)928492029
Label
Tetris : the games people play, Box Brown
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn928492029
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9781626723153
Lccn
2015951864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)928492029

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