Apple TV’s Biographical Film “Tetris”, A Closer Look at the Life of Henk Rogers and the Creation of the Video Game

Apple TV’s Biographical Film “Tetris”, A Closer Look at the Life of Henk Rogers and the Creation of the Video Game

...By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.

Henk Rogers, the Dutch-American entrepreneur, is well-known for his contribution to the success of the video game Tetris.


Apple TV’s biographical film, also titled “Tetris,” revolves around Rogers’ life and his lifelong association with the creator of Tetris, Alexey Pajitnov.

The movie depicts Pajitnov as the brains behind the game, and Rogers is shown as the person who secured the desired Tetris handheld rights and launched the game to worldwide success.

The film also highlights the role of Henk Rogers’ wife, Akemi Rogers, who played a significant part in supporting him throughout his journey.

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The Rogers Family’s Journey to Success

Henk Rogers’ wife, Akemi Rogers, has been his biggest supporter, admirer, confidante, and soulmate. She has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with him through thick and thin, taking care of their children and home singlehandedly, while he traveled frequently for business.

Henk and Akemi have been married for 46 years and have four children together. Akemi did not shy away from lending a hand to her husband in flourishing his business and even helped make Bullet-Proof Software Inc. look like a Japanese company.


Akemi also supported her husband in taking his business abroad to the United States, where he founded The Tetris Company.

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The company has been Henk’s fifth child, and his daughter, Maya Rogers, has now taken over the leadership of the company.

The Tetris Company has expanded significantly under Maya’s regime, and the Rogers family continues to amaze their fans with their chemistry, understanding, and love for each other.

Henk Rogers and Alexey Pajitnov’s Friendship

Henk Rogers and Alexey Pajitnov have remained friends since their first introduction at a government office in Moscow in 1989.

Rogers convinced Pajitnov to sell Tetris to Nintendo instead of their rival, Atari, and their lifelong relationship began.

Rogers and Pajitnov entertain their audience with their witty humor and old stories whenever they get together. They have been having a bottle of wine every other day, which is their tradition.

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In conclusion, the biographical film “Tetris” depicts the life of Henk Rogers, his association with Alexey Pajitnov, and the creation of the video game.


The role of Henk Rogers’ wife, Akemi Rogers, is also highlighted in the movie, portraying her as his biggest supporter.

Henk Rogers and Alexey Pajitnov’s friendship has lasted nearly 40 years, and their chemistry and witty humor are a treat to watch.

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