Gnop!

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Gnop!
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Gnop!
Developer(s) Bungie
Publisher(s) Bungie
Platform(s) Mac OS
Release date(s) 1990
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single player

Gnop! is a freeware computer game created by Bungie.[1] It was a simple Pong clone written and released nearly 20 years after the original. The name Gnop is Pong spelled backwards. The game was created by Bungie co-founder Alex Seropian in 1990, almost a year before Bungie's official incorporation,[2] but bore the Bungie name on itself and was referred to as "Bungie's first game" in official Bungie materials.[1] The game proved reasonably popular among Mac gamers because it was free and user-friendly. Seropian also sold the source code for the game for 15 US dollars.[3]

Gnop! was later included in several compilations of early Bungie games, including the Marathon Trilogy Box Set and the Mac Action Sack.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Marathon Scrapbook, pages 1-2. From the Marathon Trilogy Box Set, Bungie Software Products Corporation, 1997.
  2. ^ "Bungie : Profile : About Us : Games". Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bungie.net : Inside Bungie : History". Archived from the original on April 26, 2008. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 

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