Long after I’m dead, if the country remains unscathed, there will be a recording with me on it in the Smithsonian. On it, I will be heard asking the developers of Spacewar! if they had any idea what the video game industry was going to become when they made their game in 1962.
Programmed in the early 1960s, Spacewar! is the granddaddy of video games. It’s inspired countless other games and has stood the test of time. You know what else has stood the test of time? The game’s source code. Here’s how.