Tetris Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary With New Logo & Events

TJ Denzer,

June 6, 2019 11:05 AM

Tetris was released on this day in 1984. In celebration, the Tetris company is sharing all new logos, games, and new ways to play the classic game.

Tetris was offered up to the world by Russian software designer Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov on June 6, 1984. Since its launch, the game has come to numerous platforms, been the center of various competitions like the yearly Classic Tetris World Championships, and been the focus of countless record-chasing endeavors in its many incarnations. As it crosses its 35th birthday, the company behind Tetris is celebrating with a bunch of new and fun offerings to the world-wide community around the tetromino-dropping game.

The Tetris Company unveiled its 35th anniversary changes in a press release on June 4, 2019. The celebration began with the unveiling of a fresh new logo for Tetris to mark the milestone.

“For the brand’s 35th anniversary, a new Tetris logo was revealed today,” The Company stated in its release. “The new logo was designed to convey a fresh, contemporary and dynamic look for the brand. At the same time, it continues to honor the core look for which the brand is recognized globally.”

In addition to the new logo, the Tetris company announced a collaborative effort with Barcade in honor of the anniversary. On Saturday, June 8, 2019, Barcade locations in Brooklyn, Jersey City, Los Angeles, New Haven, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, and St. Marks will be hosting a special event. Special Barcade/Tetris merch and themed food and drinks will be available as well as plenty of Tetris machines to attendees to try to outplay each other. Giveaways will also take place during the event. More details on the Tetris event can be found on the Barcade website.

Tetris has most certainly had a place at Twin Galaxies over the decades of its life. Even now, we reel over the fact that 16-year-old prodigy Joseph Saelee took the Classic Tetris World Championship over legendary competitive player Jonas Neubauer late last year. Of course, there’s also the extensive chase of Tetris records here at TG.

Most all of us have played the game in some form or another and many of us have our favorite version. Whether you pursue greatness in the game or simply use it to relax, what’s your favorite Tetris game and memory? Can you take the game to Level 9 and keep up? Have you cleared tetrominos in your sleep? Let us know!


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