Alexey Pajitnov

Alexey Pajitnov

Tetris Creator

A lifelong love of puzzles and strategy gaming has led Moscow-born Alexey Pajitnov to worldwide recognition as one of the computer game industry's most renowned game designers. He is best known as the creator of Tetris®, which on its 30th anniversary has sold hundreds of millions of copies on over 50 gaming platforms as one of the world's most popular electronic games. Today, Alexey spends much of his time working with Blue Planet Software, the sole agent for the Tetris franchise, to continue making Tetris exciting and fun for its millions of players.

In the past 30 years, Alexey has won numerous accolades for game design and his creation of Tetris, including the International Game Developers Association’s First Penguin Award in 2007 for “pioneering the casual games market.” In 2014, Tetris was named one of the top-selling video games of all time according to the Guinness World Records 2014 Gamer’s Edition.