'Tetris,' from Apple TV+, examines the incredible video game's origins, from its discovery by Robert Stein to its legal battle against Henk Rogers in the West. All of this information is provided below, so you may begin your investigation.
Robert Stein, who was he?
Robert left Hungary in 1956 to pursue better opportunities for him and his close family, only to find himself living in England. He spent the following year or so working several odd jobs and moving from one place to the other, eventually assisting him in locating a base house in 1958. However, in the late 1970s, he decided to make the switch to a SciSys chess salesman.
Robert's ability to climb the corporate ranks with his sheer ability was exceptional, and it resulted in him establishing his own publishing company in England, Andromeda Software, which he found immensely profitable after discovering it on a visit to this Hungarian company in early 1988.
'I'm just a game,' Robert had stated. 'It's a lab where they were working on all kinds of stuff,' he had once stated.
Robert thereon obtained a license from Russia and sublicensed it to Mirrorsoft, the then-renowned communications company, only for it to flop. He therefore lost personal computer rights in 1990 due to failure to pay the agreed-upon payments in time. Two years later, he lost arcade rights due to the same reason.
Robert never really got over losing Tetris because he believes the game made friends into foes, but he still licensed the games for years to come. Moreover, reports suggest that while Soviet inventor Alexey Pajitnov and Dutch-born distributor Henk Rogers continue to make millions from it, he walked away with just $150,000 to $200,000. However, the game would not have even been recognized in the 1980s and 1990s owing to communism.
Robert Stein's Cause of Death?
Robert (aka The Father of Hungarian video game development) died in 2018 from natural causes, according to what we can tell.