Spacewar! program with accurate star field and ships on DEC PDP-1 display during Computer History Museum PDP-1 restoration project

Running Time: 00:26:10/27503 KB

Date: 2005-03

Copyright Owner: Computer History Museum

Accession: 102664162

Description: Initially conceived by Steve Russell, Martin Graetz and Wayne Wiitanen in 1961, Spacewar! is considered one of the earliest video games for a digital computer. The first version was written by Steve Russell in 1961. Significant improvements to the game were made in the spring of 1962 by Peter Samson, Dan Edwards and Martin Graetz.The CHM PDP-1 restoration team ran Spacewar! on the PDP-1 for the first time during the restoration project on February 29, 2005.

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