The 30th anniversary of Tetris is for the fans.
Today marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most iconic video games of all time, Tetris. Even after all these years, Tetris is still played today and continues to have released. This year will have several different “Tetris related” items come to the public that range from apparel to new games.
“Our theme for the 30th Anniversary of Tetris is We All Fit Together. It speaks to how Tetris transcends cultures and language, and will continue to be fun for anyone, anywhere to play for generations to come,” said Maya Rogers, CEO, Blue Planet Software, sole agent for the Tetris brand. “We all have an inherent desire to create order out of chaos – whether in playing a game or packing the trunk of your car. No matter where the game is played or brand is celebrated, there will always be Tetris.”
A new version of Tetris will be released this year and what better way to celebrate a milestone anniversary than with a new game in the franchise. Tetris Ultimate will have new modes and features for fans to learn and master. It will be released on the Xbox One and Playstation 4 this summer. Tetris Blitz, the mobile/cell phone version, will have a retro version called Retro Blitz with classic shapes and colors that pay homage to the Game Boy game. There will also be bathroom items like shower curtains and robes with the Tetris shapes on it to Halloween costumes released with the classic shapes. A Tetris bathroom floor mat could be cool if it comes with multiple pieces that can be rearranged if I felt like doing so.
“I never imagined Tetris was going to be this successful. But the simple, yet addicting nature of Tetris still has me playing it a few times every week,” said Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of Tetris. “I meet fans from around the world who are also as passionate about Tetris as me, and there is no doubt in my mind Tetris will continue to expand and bring its classic appeal to new players in new ways and on new devices, whatever they may be.”