First Space Games

Created Apr 11, 2018 by Tzeelim
Space was always one of the main themes that inspired developers to create games. The first of them appeared soon after Yuri Gagarin's flight - almost in the middle of the last century. Let's celebrate these retro titles which are, in fact, are huge steps for the entire gaming industry.
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Spacewar! screenshot
    Spacewar! was developed in 1962 by Steve Russell and his friends. Can you imagine it? One of the first known video games appeared more than 60 years ago and it was already multiplaying, so you could f…
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    Space Invaders (1978) screenshot
      The development of Space Invaders started the Golden Age of arcade video games. They turned from a thing for programmers and nerds only into a mass hobby. Released in Japan in 1978, the game was later…
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      Elite screenshot
        Elite was released in 1984 and became one of the first home computer games to use wire-frame 3D graphics. It was a revolutionary technology that later inspired many titles. Other great features of Eli…
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        Galaxy Game screenshot
          Galaxy Game is one of the first coin-operated video games and a proud follower of Spacewar! It was released in 1971 and had several improments over the predecessor. Two ships controlled by players wer…
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          Asteroids (1979) screenshot
            Asteroids was released by Atari for its game machines. The game where you were to shoot asteroids (duh) and avoid the cross-fire of flying saucers quickly became both popular and influential. Atari ea…
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            Metroid screenshot
              Metroid is a side-scrolling action-adventure game released in 1986 by Nintendo. The story tells about Samus Aran who tries to return stolen parasitic Metroid organisms to avoid the production of the b…
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              Computer Space screenshot
                With Computer Space (1971) game developers made another little step in the direction of what we call video games today. It was one of the first arcade video games as well as the first commercially ava…
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                Galaga (1981) screenshot
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                  I bet that even if you are not into the gaming industry, you've heard this name. Galaga, released in 1981, was a legend of game machines along with Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. The game received universal…
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