Teteris, the famous hand-held puzzle game developed in 1984, is now available for purchase on 2011 Samsung Smart TVs in the US and South Korea, a report said.
Tetris was originally developed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov in the Soviet Union while he was working for the Dorodnicyn Computing Centre of the Academy of Science of the USSR in Moscow.
The new Tetris for the Samsung Smart TVs will be operated with D-pads. More than 10 new Tetris-based products will be available between now and the holidays. The products will include goodies such as board games, T-shirts, furniture, novelty watches and mugs.
The Blue Planet Software, which manages the licensing rights of the game, announced that the 27-year-old game has more than 130 million mobile paid downloads and is expected to compete with Rovio’s Angry Birds’ popularity.
The game will come with a free-to-play trial and a $4.99 paid full version, the Cnet reported.