Talk:robots (computer game)

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I would really like to know who invented the first Robots game. If anyone can add this information or suggest a place where I could find it, that would be wonderful. It occurs to me that some versions of the Robots game could have credits with them, but none that are immediately accessible to me do.


I'm guessing that Robotron: 2084 and all of its many clones were originally inspired by Robots. Drutt 21:27, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
I based my version on a Pascal implementation from 1981, shown here. JMatthews (talk) 10:47, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
I also remember a version from an old Apple my father used to own... porges(talk) 09:41, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Playable version online[edit]

I wrote a JavaScript version of robots a while back, and am not sure if it's worth linking to in the article. To reduce the chance people accuse me of spamming, I'll just add it here to the talk page and let somebody else decide if it belongs in the "External links" section or not. It should work fine in IE and Gecko browsers; others aren't tested. --CTho 03:45, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

I have to say - the game is awesome. I play it all the time, and I think it belongs in external links. I'll add it in. It works great in Firefox, btw. --FeldBum (talk) 12:39, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
I agree. I changed the entry only to match the other cross-platform versions. JMatthews (talk) 10:47, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Robots text screenshot.png[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 04:19, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Requested move 17 August 2015[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: moved to Robots (computer game). Best supported title with logical arguments, no compelling reason has been given to follow this specific naming convention. Jenks24 (talk) 14:35, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

Robots (BSD game)Robots (1985 computer game) – Having the year then "computer game" is better than having the operating system. We don't go around putting "(Windows computer game)" at the end of other articles so why is it done here? This could also be renamed and moved to Robots (computer game). Anarchyte 10:04, 17 August 2015 (UTC) Relisted. Jenks24 (talk) 23:05, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

  • That's an interesting question. Had robots not been included in BSD Unix, I suspect it would not have achieved any significant notoriety. Thus, its inclusion in BSD is certainly quite noteworthy, in my opinion. Still, I think robots (computer game) would make better sense because the game has existed, and continues to exist, on many different computing platforms. (Note the lowercase 'r' by the way -- the implementation that became widely known did not capitalize the 'r'.) fjarlq (talk) 12:32, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
@Fjarlq: I realised it was a lowercase 'r' but I was unable to put that into the request as article titles are automatically capitalised at the beginning unless a {{lowercase}} tag is added, which is added here (and would be added there if it's moved). Anarchyte 08:58, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose current suggestion per WP:NCVGDAB which states to never use Computer game even if the topic is even if the article is exclusively about a PC related topic. Per that standard the title should be (1985 video game).-- (talk) 01:31, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support moving to Robots (computer game) unless someone can provide a rationale for the restriction at Wikipedia:Naming conventions (video games). I concede that that's an official naming convention, but I'm mystified as to why it says what it does. Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (video games) doesn't seem to mention it. Andrewa (talk) 13:21, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

Proposed change to the relevant guideline[edit]

In the light of the above RM, I've started a discussion on the talk page of the guideline we decided to ignore. [1] Please comment at Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (video games)#Use of (computer game) as a disambiguator. Andrewa (talk) 08:36, 19 September 2015 (UTC)