Space War (Amiga)

Space War Amiga Title screen


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In this Amiga take on the classic vector game, two ships are controlled by two players, flying around a sun, fighting gravity and trying to blow each other to bits. Options include variable gravity, a black hole, an extra orbiting moon, toroidal space, and playing across a modem connection.


Space War Amiga In a tougher game variation, there is a black hole at the center of the screen
Space War Amiga A Space War battle; don't crash into the sun!
Space War Amiga The game menus
Space War Amiga Title screen

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The original SpaceWar game (sometimes spelled Space War or Spacewar!) was created in 1962 on the PDP-1 computer at MIT. The PDP-1 was the first computer to have a CRT display and a keyboard. SpaceWar was not only the first game ever made, but also did several other things:

-The first controller for SpaceWar was a trackball, essentially making it the first mouse. However, the team eventually got some joysticks from F-11 fighter jets and programmed the game to run on them, making the first gaming joysticks.

-In 1969, Ken Thompson wanted to play SpaceWar of a PDP-8 computer, so he wrote an operating system called UNIX to get it running. UNIX is still widely used today, and eventually spawned Linux.

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Beefy (263) added Space War (Amiga) on May 07, 2004