The oldest unlicensed Tetris clone?

Thread in 'Research & Development' started by necrosaro, 21 Nov 2012.

  1. Hey all, I've been digging through a lot of early Tetris history, and I think I managed to track down a contact email for the author of this early (possibly the earliest?) unlicensed Tetris clone for the ZX Spectrum, copyright dated 1986:

    So far he's confirmed he wrote the program, and I'm coming up with a list of things I'd like to pick his brain about - how he originally accessed and played Tetris, what sort of machine and programs he used for development and distribution of his own version, where he was living/working at the time, and what the software/computing culture was like at the time in Russia.

    Can anyone think of any other questions worth including?

    Also- I'm still trying to track down the author/origin of this one (Andi/Andic Software?), no luck yet:

    Anyone know of any other early, pre-Andromeda/Mirrorsoft/Sphere/Spectrum Holobyte/BPS Tetris clones?
  2. Nice find !

    You could ask whether he had any difficulty porting Tetris into ZX Spectrum.

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