Tagged: spacewar!

Space Game News 2/5-12/13 Highlights: The Almost Human Edition… 4

Space Game News 2/5-12/13 Highlights: The Almost Human Edition…

Hey guys, I’m back, kinda! Stiilllll feeling under the weather, but decidedly more human than I have in a week. Yay! To that end, I’m gonna go over the highlights of the news from...

Spacey Game News and Deals – 1/7-8/13 4

Spacey Game News and Deals – 1/7-8/13

Haaaaaaaaaay youuuuu guuuuyyysss! How are ya? I hope y’all are doing awesomely! Me, I’m still under the weather a bit, but feeling better today, so I’ve got a frakton of news to get off...

Spacey Gamey People I’m Thankful For 8

Spacey Gamey People I’m Thankful For

Warning, incoming corniness alert. ;) As Thanksgiving approaches here in the U.S., I’ve been giving thought to who and what I have in my life to be thankful for. In my non-blogging life, I...

Happy 50th Birthday Space Games: A Look at How Far We’ve Come 8

Happy 50th Birthday Space Games: A Look at How Far We’ve Come

I recently realized that Spacewar! was first released in 1962, fifty years ago. In looking at the game’s Wikipedia entry, the first operational version of the game was released in February, while the version...

Space Combat Sim Timeline on The Escapist 5

Space Combat Sim Timeline on The Escapist

Usually this sort of thing would go into the Spacey Snippets, but it’s so cool I thought it deserved a post of its own. The folks at The Escapist have crafted their own space...

Star Trek (1971) – Boldly Going Where No Game Had Gone Before 6

Star Trek (1971) – Boldly Going Where No Game Had Gone Before

When I was four (in 1977), I was changing channels on my TV and came across the most beautiful thing I had ever seen up to that point…the U.S.S. Enterprise. That was the first...

Spacewar! – The Oldest of Old School Space Games 10

Spacewar! – The Oldest of Old School Space Games

About fifty years ago, three guys — Martin Graetz, Steve Russell, and Wayne Witaenem — of the fictitious “Hingham Institute Space Warfare Study Group” conceived of a computer program that would be a better demonstration of the PDP-1 than the typical kaleidoscope program that was currently being used.

Space Games are Almost Fifty Years Old?! Damn… 0

Space Games are Almost Fifty Years Old?! Damn…

In doing research on all of the space games made for computers, I embarrassingly forgot about the first game, and the granddaddy of them all…Spacewar! (Yes, the exclamation point is in the title of...