Spacewar!

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Spacewar!
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Type(s)
Video Game
Space combat
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
1962
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Spacewar! is one of the earliest known digital computer games. It is a two-player game, with each player taking control of a spaceship and attempting to destroy the other. A star in the centre of the screen pulls on both ships and requires maneuvering to avoid falling into it. In an emergency, a player can enter hyperspace to return at a random location on the screen, but only at the risk of exploding if it is used too often.