Tetris is as iconic and highly-regarded now as at any time during its twenty-year lifespan, and a new World Championship and related documentary is set to keep the classic lines-and-blocks title fresh in the mind.
If you want to put your money where your blocks are, the Classic Tetris World Championship will take place in Los Angeles on August 8th, with entry a measly $10. If you don't make it past the first round, stick around for the rooftop after-party and mingle with organiser and former Tetris World Champion Robin Mihara.
Shooting the whole event will be the crew of documentary Ecstasy of Order, the proposal for which contains several potentially fascinating scenes:
Robin will be filmed telling the story of his experience at the 1990 NWC, and explaining his life long obsession with the game. From Portland, he will set up the exhibition tournament and invite all of the best Tetris players he can find. In addition, he'll arrange for a conference where players will discuss strategies, analyze games, and discuss a possible notation system and lexicon of terms.
Head over to the Tetris Championship website to enrol and start practising dropping blocks in anticipation of August 8th.