Codex Gamicus
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Notable events[]

  • In June, Bill Pitts and Hugh Tuck form Computer Recreations, Inc.[2]
  • Nakamura Manufacturing Ltd. adopts "Namco" as a brand name.[5]

Notable releases[]

  • Don Rawitsch, Paul Dillenberger and Bill Heinemann, students at Carleton College develop The Oregon Trail for a mainframe with teletype terminals.[8]
  • Don Daglow programs a computer baseball game on a PDP-10 mainframe computer at Pomona College.[9]
  • Mike Mayfield develops Star Trek on a Scientific Data Systems Sigma 7 minicomputer.[10]

References[]

  1. Stahl, Ted (ed.) (2005). Chronology of the History of Video Games / Golden Age. The History of Computing Project. Retrieved on 15 February 2006
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Galaxy Game. Computer History Exhibits (2006). Retrieved on 26 August 2006
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hunter, William (2005). Player 1 Stage 1: Bits From the Primordial Ooze. The Dot Eaters. Retrieved on 24 August 2006
  4. Martin Picard, The Foundation of Geemu: A Brief History of Early Japanese video games, International Journal of Computer Game Research, 2013
  5. Namco History (English summary). NAMCO WonderPage (2001). Archived from the original on 10 January 2006 Retrieved on 15 February 2006
  6. http://allincolorforaquarter.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/what-were-first-ten-coin-op-video-games.html
  7. http://lmc.gatech.edu/~bogost/courses/spring10/lcc8823/lowood.pdf
  8. GameSpot Editorial Team (2004). The Greatest Games of All Time / Jimmy Has Dysentery. GameSpot. Retrieved on 15 February 2006
  9. Conclusion. Game Design Workshop: Designing, Prototyping, and Playtesting Games. Retrieved on 15 February 2006
  10. Markowitz, Maury (2000). Star Trek: To boldly go... and then spawn a million offshoots. Games of Fame. Archived from the original on 9 February 2006 Retrieved on 15 February 2006

Video game releases[]

Name Release Date Category Region(s) Platform(s)
Galaxy Game November, 1971 Video Game North America Arcade
Star Trek 1971 Video Game North America SDS Sigma 7
The Oregon Trail 1971 Video Game International Undefined

Hardware releases[]

Name Release Date Category Region(s)


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