Archive.org Adds Spacewar! to Historical Software Collection
Archive.org, also known as the Internet Wayback Machine, has for a while now been building an Historical Software Collection that’s been adding all sorts of awesome games we all grew up with, from E.T. and Pitfall and Choplifter…okay, maybe games I grew up with, but still, it’s pretty awesome. Well, according to a blog post, they just added the grandaddy of all space games, SpaceWar! from 1962! A while back I reviewed SpaceWar! using a little Java applet, but the emulator here is much more advanced, requiring an actual startup sequence and so on. If you’ve not experienced not only the oldest of space games, but one of the oldest video games period (only beaten by a Tic Tac Toe game that came out a bit earlier), check it out!