1973 in video gaming

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Events[edit]

  • Mazewar is developed for the Imlac PDS-1 computer. Mazewar is perhaps the first First Person Shooter and one of the earliest examples of a network game.
  • Empire versions I, II and III are developed for the PLATO system by John Daleske. Possibly the first team game ever, the first fifty-player game ever, and numerous other innovations.
  • Silas Warner takes over PLATO Empire version I and renames it Civilization.
  • Lemonade Stand is developed for the first time.

Notable releases[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Corporate Info / Corporate History". Konami. Archived from the original on 10 February 2006. Retrieved 15 February 2006. 
  3. ^ "Corporate Info. / History". Hudson. Archived from the original on 24 November 2005. Retrieved 15 February 2006. 
  4. ^ "WINNER from Midway" (PDF). Arcadedocs.com. 1973. Retrieved 15 February 2006. [dead link]
  5. ^ Winters, David. "Atari PONG –The first steps–". PONG-Story. Archived from the original on 13 February 2006. Retrieved 15 February 2006. 
  6. ^ Kurtz, Bill (1997). Slot Machines and Coin-Op Games. New Jersey: Chartwell Books. p. 125. ISBN 978-1-55521-731-0.