06 June 2009

Happy Birthday Tetris! Love, Google.

05 06 2009 - 25 years ago - June 6th, 1984 to be exact - Alexey Pajitnov created a simple puzzle video game where you moved blocks around (called tetrominoes) to create horizontal lines of blocks to eliminate rows and gain points.

image Know what game I’m talking about yet? I’m referring to Tetris, one of the world’s most popular and best-selling video games of all time.

This classic game has been a time-wasting staple for millions of people worldwide. And, as of June 6th, it will become 25 years old. We weren’t reminded of this momentous occasion by our video game knowledge, though. We were reminded…by Google. It seems that they, too, are lovers of the funny-shaped blocks and are redesigning all of their logos in celebration. Take a look below to see what’s going on:

Google Tetris ImageGoogle Japan with Tetris Logo

You may be wondering why you’re not seeing this awesome Tetris tribute in Europe, Africa, most of Asia, or the Americas yet. The answer is that it’s not quite June 6th yet for most of the world. If you’re in Europe or Asia, you’ll start seeing the new logos at about 6:00 PM ET. If you’re in North or South America, the logos will appear at midnight ET. And if you’re in Australia or Japan, well…lucky you, it’s Tetris time!

This is all pretty spiffy, but we do wish that the Google logos were animated. They are missing out on a golden opportunity for some really fun Tetris-related humor.


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