- 1984. Tetris was born. The first version was created by Alexey Pajitnov on an Electronica 60.
- 1989. Tetris Nintendo. License rights were negotiated with Nintendo and the game sold 35 million copies. Tetris won 4 "Excellence in Software" awards from The Software Publisher's Association.
- 1996. The Tetris Company opened, becoming the exclusive source of licenses to Tetris.
- 1997. The logo for Tetris was created. Tetris was awarded first place as "Greatest Game of All Time" in electronic Gaming Monthly's 100th issue.
- 2007. Alexey Pajitnov won the "First Penguin Award" at the Game Developers Conference.
- 2009. Tetris was turned 25!
- 2011. Tetris received more awards from Game Informer, Kotaku, and Popular Science. Tetris passed 132 million paid downloads on mobile.
- Other facts. The latest hack of Tetris was played on the side of a building at MTI's Green Building.