Officially-licensed mobile game versions of Tetris
have totaled more than 100 million downloads, making it the most successful mobile game of all time.
That's according to an Associated Press report
filed in advance of what the AP claims will be an official statement by license holders The Tetris Company and Blue Planet Software, and licensee Electronic Arts, whose EA Mobile division publishes numerous mobile versions of the game.
The phenomenally popular puzzle game, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, was designed in the former Soviet Union by programmer Alexey Pajitnov, who still shares control of the rights with licensor Henk Rogers.
In an extensive interview with Gamasutra last year
, Rogers said Pajitnov is still involved with overseeing changes to Tetris
game design when external firms add new games to the franchise.
"We don't do anything significant to Tetris
without discussing it with him first," Rogers explained.
Most recently, EA Mobile published a version of Tetris
for the PSP Minis series of downloadable games in concert with the launch of the PSP Go device.