General Science, Mathematics, and Technology


What was the first computer game?

Despite the fact that computers were not invented for playing games, the idea that they could be used for games did not take long to emerge. Alan Turing proposed a famous game called “Imitation Game” in 1950. In 1952, Rand Air Defense Lab in Santa Monica created the first military simulation games. In 1953, Arthur Samuel (1901–1990) created a checkers program on the new IBM 701. From these beginnings computer games have today become a multi-billion-dollar industry.


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