Spacewar! for the PDP-1 April 25, 2014Posted by Wilhelm Arcturus in Ancient Gaming, entertainment.
Tags: Arcade Games, Internet Archive, Space Wars, Spacewar!
The great-grandfather app of many games, including the Space Wars arcade game from the 70s, the emulator simulates as much of the PDP-1 experience as possible, including blinky lights.
Of course, it is raw… and the gravity is brutal. I am doing all I can just to not crash into the sun in the first 30 seconds.
But when you consider the time frame… this was done in 1962… it is nothing short of amazing and a pretty good glimpse into the future. It even has something of an Easter Egg.
If you hold down the 4 on your Number Keypad (if you have one), the stars will go out. SECRETS OF THE GAME LORDS—
Jason Scott (@textfiles) April 25, 2014
Another addition to the Internet Archive’s Historical Software Collection.