Monday May 21, 2018

#Queens Museum Honors 50th Anniversary of #Spacewar with Exhibit

Screenshot of a PDP-1 computer running Spacewar

Spacewar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the first digital videogame, the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens opens “Spacewar! Video Games Blast Off” on Saturday. In addition to Spacewar, the exhibit will feature several recent and vintage videogames that museum goers can play as well as presentations with early video game makers. Curator John Sharp told Variety that, “Spacewar set off a seismic rumble in the early computer science community, the ripples of which are still felt today in the game industry, academia and player cultures.”