Frogmaster – Mainframe – 1966

Publisher: –Developer: –Release date: 1966Platform: Mainframe (DEC PDP-1 )Type: SoccerCountry: U.S.A.More info: – Frogmaster is a soccer game for one to four players. The players control frogs on the pitch, which react to joystick input which act as rewards. The player must train the frogs to score goals by reaching Read more…

Carmonette III – Mainframe – 1966

Publisher: –Developer: Operations Research Office Release date: 1966Platform: MainframeType: Military training simulationCountry: U.S.A.More info: –Related games: Carmonette, Carmonette II The third entry in the Carmonette military training simulation series expands on its predecessors by adding armed helicopter support. It models combat scenarios for battalions and companies. Units can be ordered to Read more…

Bingo – Mainframe – 1966

Publisher: Digital Equipment Computer Users’ Society (DECUS)Developer: Larry BethurumRelease date: 1966 January 23Platform: Mainframe (DEC PDP-10)Type: GamblingCountry: U.S.A.More info: – Bingo is as the name implies a digital version of Bingo. The player receives a randomized printed bingo card for both himself and the computer. The computer will then call numbers Read more…

Pool Game – Mainframe – 1966

Publisher: Information Displays, Inc.Developer: Adams AssociatesRelease date: 1966 NovemberPlatform: Mainframe (DDP-116)Type: PoolCountry: U.S.A.More info: – Pool Game is a two player game made for demonstration purposes to promote raster screen displays. A later version used vector displays. It ran on a DDP-116 computer. It was first shown on the Joint Computer Read more…

Mac Hack VI – Mainframe – 1966

Publisher: –Developer: Richard GreenblattRelease date: 1966Platform: Mainframe (PDP-6)Type: ChessCountry: U.S.A.More info: Great article of the game from 1969, Read more about the game and the matchesRelated game: A Chess Playing Program for the IBM 7090 ComputerAlternate titles: “The Greenblatt Chess Program”, “Robert Q” — Entry name in the in the Read more…

Eliza – Mainframe – 1966

Publisher: –Developer: Joseph WeizenbaumRelease date: 1966 JanuaryPlatform: Mainframe ( IBM 7094 )Type: ChatbotCountry: WorldwideMore info: Browser version, Wikipedia, History of Chatbots, An article from the creatorOther releases: Amiga, Browser, Commodore 64, Commodore PET/CBM, CP/M, DOS, Heath/Zenith H8/H89, TRS-80 | Combined View Description Eliza was the first chatterbot to make a Read more…

Knowledge Computer – Arcade – 1964

Publisher: Scientific Amusement CompanyDeveloper: Edex Teaching SystemsRelease date: 1964Platform: ArcadeType: Educational Trivia gameCountry: U.S.A.More info: – Knowledge Computer is an educational trivia game that uses film strips and buttons to give multiple choice answers. Initially built for the US military, a coin operated version followed after investor interest.

Dice Game – Mainframe – 1964

Publisher: –Developer: Edward SteinbergerRelease date: 1964Platform: Mainframe (PDP-5)Type: Casino gameCountry: U.S.A.More info: – The Dice Game appeared in the Decuscope volume 3 (newsletter) and ran on a DEC PDP-5. All that is known about it aside of who made it, is that it required no additional hardware to run and Read more…