Earlier source code from 1962's Spacewar! shows up

256px-Spacewar!-PDP-1-20070512Spacewar! is one of the earliest video-games made to run on a DEC PDP-1 back in 1962 and it is alleged to be the earliest with source-code available.

Recently an even earlier version, dated from March 1962, has shown up and the transcripts of the listings are available at www.masswerk.at/spacewar/sources.

If you feel like driving the  DeLorean at 88 mph, you can feel like playing the game in an actual DEC PDP-1 emulator following the link below.

Play the game: Mass:Werk
See the source-code: Mass:Werk
Source: Retrocomputaria Plus

Author: Paulo
Site co-founder, Slack admin, web admin and fan of tinkering with BASIC and assembly language for old machines.

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