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The Tetris Movie’s Main Character Also Made A Hugely Important Role-Playing Game

Henk Rogers, played by Taron Egerton in the film, made a hit RPG called The Black Onyx

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Henk Rogers (Taron Egerton) wears a t-shirt that says The Black Onyx in a scene from the film Tetris.
Screenshot: Apple TV

According to its description on Apple TV, the new film Tetris is the story of “American video game salesman Henk Rogers (Taron Egerton) and his discovery of Tetris in 1988.” Now, I’m no Tetris historian, so I don’t know quite where the true story of the hard-fought negotiations for the rights to publish the world-famous puzzle game ends and the movie’s efforts to drum up suspense with espionage-movie thrills begin.