Spacewar! games

Group Description

Variants of the original Spacewar! 2D space combat simulator, inspired by the Lensman fiction of E. E. "Doc" Smith, first implemented through the efforts of members of the MIT's Tech Model Railroad Club on a campus PDP-1 in 1962, and among the very first computer games.


Space War 2000

Space War 2000, was in production for the Atari Jaguar. This update of the "first computer game" was unfortunately never finished, and the prototype was eventually distributed by B&C Computervisions.

Trivia contributed by Zack Green

Selected Covers

Space War Atari 2600 Front Cover
Front cover for Space War
Spacewars! Browser Front Cover
Front cover for Spacewars!

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Space Wars
Title screen
Screenshot from Rocket Rangers
Startup / game selection screen; the screen flashes different colors if you just let it sit for a while
Screenshot from Space War
Screenshot from Spacewars!
Title screen.
Screenshot from Galaxy Game
Game group created by Pseudo_Intellectual (58650), additional games added to group by Patrick Bregger (184124), Rwolf (14334), Jo ST (24080), Alaka (50848), vileyn0id_8088 (20291), NĂ©lio (2058), Terok Nor (26189), Wizo (29572) and vedder (25616)