Friday, November 30, 2007

Steve Russell Demonstrates Space War

Steve Russell, one of the creators of Space War, demonstrates the game at the Computer History Museum. This video was taken during the Vintage Computer Festival 2006. Russell and some friends at MIT wrote Space War between 1960 and 1962. While others had created Pong-like games in the 50's, Space War was the first non-pong video game ever designed. The computer here is a restored DEC PDP-1, which is the original hardware for which the game was designed.

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