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What was your 1st game?

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:33 pm
by Muntic0re
Please share

Edit:
Real game, PC game or PI game

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:50 pm
by topguy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopscotch :D

Or do you mean like electronic or computer/console games ?

I cant remember if I played "Home Pong" at a friends house, "Astroids" in the arcades or "PacMan" on a rented VCS2600 first.

That I owned myself probably this:
http://www.retrogames.co.uk/042306/Hand ... -by-Gakken

And a bit later it would be Scott Adams Adventureland cartridge for the VIC20. ( came with the machine )

#imold

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:49 am
by Heater
In 1974 I had the possibility to communicate to a computer, via a teletype connected over an acoustically coupled modem.

With that we learned some BASIC.

With that we wrote simple games like Battleships.

A few years later we wrote things like Lunar Lander on the Commodore PET.

A few years later, in the late 1980's the game of Star Glider on the ATARI ST520 ranked me as "cheat" after I achieved a score of 100,000.

I have never played a computer game since.

Well, except for poking at Angry Birds for five minutes when that was a thing.

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:53 am
by Heater
Oh boy, does the PONG thing count?

If I understand correctly there was no computer in there. Only logic chips.

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:59 am
by Heater
Muntic0re,

Oh, you mean "first game".

I think that was something to do with burning ants with the light of the sun through a magnifying glass.

Or do you mean like when I was 10 years old and really got into Canasta:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canasta

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:18 am
by Imperf3kt
Since this is a Pi forum, I think we should stick to the first game you played on the Pi.

For me, it was the connect four pygame included with Raspbian.

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:42 am
by Heater
No no.

As this is the "off topic" section the question is quite open ended.

The first "real" games I played were chess with my father.

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:58 am
by Imperf3kt
Heater wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:42 am
No no.

As this is the "off topic" section the question is quite open ended.

The first "real" games I played were chess with my father.
Being off topic doesn't grant permission to talk about "anything", I've seen more than a dozen threads locked for being 'too' off-topic.

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:41 am
by Heater
OK, yeah, so the opening post "What was your 1st game?" is what exactly?

It has no relevancy to the Raspberry Pi as such

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:55 am
by jerryrp
First game that i remember playing - Alley Cat i think...
First game that i programmed myself - clone of Color Lines :)

p.s. but that was not on rpi, yes, thread might be off-topic

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:49 pm
by Ronaldlees
Heater wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:53 am
Oh boy, does the PONG thing count?

If I understand correctly there was no computer in there. Only logic chips.
Yeah - also the first machine I saw and played in early seventies 72? or there abouts. I've never played a game on the Pi. Way too pragmatic these days.

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:38 pm
by k-pi
Space invaders on DOS. :)

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:52 pm
by Burngate
Adventure, via teletype on some far-away main-frame, while I was supposed to be studying maths at an O.U. summer-school.
Later, it got rewritten for playing at home, but neither of the mazes was coded properly.

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:00 pm
by MaxVMH
My first 'real' game was Escape Velocity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OC76Uflbjw I played it on an old Power Mac I got from my father. I think I upgraded that machine to Mac OS 7 or 8. Golden times!

Before that, I played some games on my fathers NES, but nothing I played seriously or for a long time since it was my fathers, so I don't consider those games to be 'my first game(s)'.

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:13 pm
by PhatFil
Police Precinct and Lounge Suit Larry were the first games that captivated my interest to the extent i stayed at work and ordered in a pizza ;)

The first game s/w i loaded on my shiney new 386 mono crt 20gb hdd 512Mb ram puter was 'eye of the beholder' followed quickly by Dune2 ;)

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:45 pm
by DavidS
That would be a Commodore 64 version of Boppers. A little cartridge game with the goal of directing a ball to weak spots in the 4 walls, by using a paddle like rectangle towards the middle of the screen. Had to avoid the red triangles while doing this.

Very crude game with terrible graphics (even by 1984 Commodore 64 standards).

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:10 pm
by gkaiseril
Memory Wars on a Processor Technology Sol 20.

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:43 pm
by mahjongg
NIM on the KIM-1.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nim
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The computer I played it on...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KIM-1
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Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 5:04 pm
by rin67630
Press manager on the Rockwell AIM 65. The computer costed me three months of savings...

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 5:07 pm
by rin67630
Imperf3kt wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:18 am
Since this is a Pi forum, I think we should stick to the first game you played on the Pi.
For me, it was the connect four pygame included with Raspbian.
I never played a game again since 1985...

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:22 pm
by Heater
rin67630,
I never played a game again since 1985...
Well, there is the thing for me. If you have a compter then there are so many much more interesting things to do with it than play games.

Those things are the "games" for me.

Of course writing games is a good exercise. Which ultimately leads to getting to grips with creating efficient code, real-time programming, low latency networking, 3D graphics, artificial intelligence and so on and so on.

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 6:10 pm
by mark3112
Heater - “Lunar Lander on the Commodore PET” LOL. Been there, done that. But only during college hours.

First REAL game – Elite, on the BBC Micro

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 7:48 am
by Nick_Hudson
Dave Dangerous on my 486 computer. :D

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 3:06 pm
by NeilBrowling
My 1st game? Oh man... I think was Payday 2, lol.

Re: What was your 1st game?

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 12:08 am
by berrymix
The first ever PC games that I've played was The Sim, as for the console game its the Super Mario, Circus Charlie, Adventure Island, and there's one more I can't remember its name. These games made me forget about the outside world. Now, I still do play the new installation of The Sims, but I am not that addicted to it anymore. I can say that now I have the life that I missed out when I was young. I have a husky to take good care of, I can't let him stay in his for too long just to play a game.