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Unearthing 'Tetris Reversed': A Tale of Rediscovery and Collaboration


Discover the untold story of Tetris Reversed, a lost prototype resurfacing after a decade. Croatian game developer Vedran Klanac found himself in the possession of a never before released prototype of Tetris that he had programmed with design documents passed on to him by a middleman from none other than the creator of Tetris himself, Alexey Pajitnov. Unfortunately, this meant that Alexey and Vedran have never directly corresponded, spoken, or even met each other in person. Hear their journey, see never before shown gameplay, and witness the historic first in-person meeting of both developers. Gain insights into another hidden layer of Tetris' history, the challenges of remote collaboration, and the serendipity of rediscovery. Join us for an intimate exploration of game development's global reach and the enduring impact of a game icon.

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  • Alexey Pajitnov
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