pajitnov_smaller.jpgSince this is a CMP blog, and I'm allowed, I'll let you in on a bit of the inner workings of Game Developer magazine. Sometimes when we're making mock-ups of the cover for our next issue, we'll use the template from a former, just to see how everything fits. I thought this one was too good to let go, for obvious reasons.

The image is from Resistance: Fall of Man, which is our February postmortem, and the text is from the September issue, in which I got to interview Alexey Pajitnov, who created Tetris, and is Russian as all get-out. I also interviewed Suda51 in that issue! I must say, I was pretty pleased with it.

Anyway, what you see to the left is an odd amalgam. Certainly looks like a heated interview! The question remains though, who is who in this picture? Am I the alien creature, lifitng Pajitnov up in order to extract crucial block-related information? Perhaps I'm angry because that line never comes when I need it. Somewhat unlikely though, as he totally has a beard, which means he can survive in the cold, and probably spits vodka acid.

So I find it more likely that Pajitnov is the gun-toting aggressor, blind with Russian rage at my insolent questions. The more I look at it, the more I realize it also fits the middle and rightmost coverlines in cute ways. Hooray!

By the way, there's a very nice interview in the Feb issue too, but I can't say who it is. MYSTERY! We'll let you know when it's released though...it's pretty far up there in my personal list of 'interviews I've enjoyed doing.'