Appendix B. The History of Games

The History of Games

Imagine a world without computer games. It’s not that hard considering the first computer game, Space War, was created in 1962. Then it wasn’t until the 1970s that the general public could play the first video games.

Imagine being the person to create the first computer game. There was little inspiration to draw on. Today, we can look back on countless video games and home computer games. Almost everything we create is a derivative of something out of the past.

That ...

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