Category: single-player

MC RAKASKA CHESS

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MC Rakaska Chess was released in March 15, 1980 by M. C. Rakaska who also designed the game. MC Rakaska Chess is a board game. MC Rakaska Chess appeared in December 1981 as a BASIC program for the TRS-80 in a magazine called Creative Computing. SW Higgins adapted it for the IBM PC BASIC in December …

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MICROSOFT ADVENTURE

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Microsoft Adventure was released on December  8, 1979 by Microsoft. The game was developed by Gordon Letwin.  Microsoft Adventure is an adventure game. Adventure was originally written in FORTRAN for the DEC PDP-10 computer and serves as a demonstration in artificial intelligence. The game uses a text based interface as it ran on period mainframes. The …

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ASTEROIDS

Asteroids was released circa November 1979 by Atari who also developed the game. Asteroids is a 2D space shooter. The objective of Asteroids is to destroy asteroids and saucers. The player controls a triangular ship that can rotate left and right, fire shots straight forward, and thrust forward. To change direction the player has to think …

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GALAXIAN

Galaxian was released circa October 1979 by Midway. The game was developed by Namco. Galaxian is a 2D shooter. Galaxian is similar to Space Invaders in gameplay. The player moves back and forth and the aliens move back and forth above. In contrast to Space Invaders, Galaxian added an element of drama by having the …

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LUNAR LANDER

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Lunar Lander was released in August 1979 by Atari who also developed the game. Lunar lander is a simulator. Gameplay is simple, the player has to attempt to land a small spacecraft with gravity and thrust to control the machine in 2D fashion. At the top of the screen, the player is given information on …

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SPACE INVADERS

Space Invaders was released circa June 1978 by Midway. The game was developed by Taito. Space Invaders is a 2D action shooter. It was originally manufactured and sold by Taito in Japan, and was later licensed for production in the United States by the Midway division of Bally. Space Invaders became such a blockbuster that it …

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BREAKOUT

Breakout was released circa April 1976 by Atari who also developed the game. Breakout is an action game. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak both worked designing this game.. In the game, a layer of bricks lines the top third of the screen. A ball travels across the screen, bouncing off the top and side walls of …

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