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Spacewar!

Average Rating: 6.50/10
Video Game Rank: 4786
DOS Rank: N/A
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Information
Primary Name
Spacewar!
Alternate Names
Space Wars
Spacewar
Platform
Genre
Theme
Mode
Minimum Players
2
Maximum Players
2
Release Date
1962-02-00
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Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: (Self-Published)
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Developer: (Self-Developed Video Game)
Media: Downloadable Content
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Rating: (Not Rated)
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Rel Date: 1982-00-00
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Media: Cartridge
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PDP-1 edition
Rel Date: 1962-00-00
Publisher: (Self-Published)
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Developer: (Self-Developed Video Game)
Media: System-Integrated
Region: 
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Description Edit | History

Spacewar! is one of the earliest known digital computer games.

Steve "Slug" Russell, Martin "Shag" Graetz and Wayne Witaenem of the fictitious "Hingham Institute" conceived of the game in 1961, with the intent of implementing it on a DEC PDP-1 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After Alan Kotok obtained some sine and cosine routines from DEC, Russell began coding, and by February 1962 had produced his first version. It took approximately 200 hours of work to create the initial version. Additional features were developed by Dan Edwards, Peter Samson and Graetz.

Source: Wikipedia, "Spacewar!," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Spacewar! may be played via browser here as of October 2011:
http://spacewar.oversigma.com/html5/

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Video Game Rank: 4786
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Num Ratings: 6
Average Rating: 6.50
Standard Deviation: 1.26
Num Views: 1603
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