The First Game in the World, Do You Know?

Noer Huda By Noer Huda
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jlk – Hey, Gamer Buddies! Do you know where the history of games began? So, the story goes way back, during World War II, there was a cool scientist named Edward U. Condon.

Well, this Edward had a brilliant idea to create a computer that could play games! Truly remarkable creativity that leaves us amazed.

Now, the first game successfully played by a computer was the game Nim. Nim itself is a type of traditional game involving small sticks. So, basically, this computer managed to defeat many human players, you know! Cool, right?

Then, not long after that, there was a professor from England named A.S. Douglas. He created the game OXO, which is very similar to the tic-tac-toe that we know today.

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Interestingly, this game also became part of his research at the University of Cambridge! So, it can be said that this game also proves that computers can interact with humans.

Oh, there’s another one, Tennis for Two! This game was created by William Highbotham in 1957, and it’s really fun!

So, we can play simple tennis using an oscilloscope screen. This game became a favorite among visitors to the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, you know! Exciting, isn’t it?

But, the most legendary one is undoubtedly Spacewar! This game was created by a group of students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the 1960s.

So, the story goes, this game was inspired by science fiction novels about space travel. In this game, we can experience exciting duels between two spacecraft. Really cool, right?

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From those exciting classic games, games have developed into a huge industry, Gamer Buddies!

Nowadays, it’s not just entertainment anymore, but games have also become a huge source of income for developers, players, and even content creators.

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