Is Mirrorsoft a real company? We discuss one of the famous film Tetris' companies and whether or not it exists.
Tetris, an apple TV+ drama, is raising some eyebrows about the elaborate political maneuvers used in the addictive 1980s game. Henk Rogers desperately seeks for the rights to the handheld Tetris game in the film based on a true story and discovers that he is not the only player involved.
Robert Maxwell and his son Kevin would buy Mirrorsoft, a UK company, and were also interested in the game rights, causing a tense exchange between the parties involved.
Alexey Pajitnov, a Russian video game designer, directed Tetris in 1984, and he is a key player in the Tetris film's events. Pajitnov would eventually relocate to America in 1991, becoming a US citizen.
In 1996, the two men would form The Tetris Company.
This article responds to viewers' questions about the films' events. We are therefore carefully putting the pieces together in this article and tentatively asking, is the company Mirrorsoft real?
Is Mirrorsoft a legit company?
Yes, it is. In 1983, Jim Mackonochie founded The Mirror Newspapers Group.
Mackonochie was a development manager at Mirrorsoft in the 1980s. He believed that expanding into software would be a good move.
Robert Maxwell would eventually take over the Mirror group, which included Mirrorsoft. The Mirrorsoft business would then focus on video games, and I am sure some of you will recognize some of these titles.
Kevin Maxwell, his son, will be promoted to the position of managing director at Mirrorsoft.
Robert Maxwell would contact Soviet Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev in an attempt to halt a move that Henk Rogers had proposed to buy Tetris, but even this desperate effort would fail.
Mirrorsoft would continue to exist after Maxwell's death in 1991, but it would not take long before Maxwell's business would be dissolved, leaving Mirrorsoft adrift.
Mirrorsoft's sales division would be shut down by administrators, and the majority of its assets would be sold to Acclaim Entertainment.
Throwback Entertainment plans to relaunch Mirrorsoft, slightly changing the name to MIRROR Soft, and re-releasing some of its back catalogs in 2020 in a fresh twist.
Mirrorsoft was created by Jim Mackonochie, the company's development director.
Jim was a former British Royal Navy officer who assisted in the development of flight simulations.
The Fighter Collection, a privately owned business, was founded in the United Kingdom, at Duxford Aerodrome.
Jim was a well-known figure in the early development of games, including Falcon, SU-27 Flanker, Lock On-Modern Air Combat, and Digital Combat Simulator. He passed away on April 21st, 2013.