Carmonette II – Mainframe – 1960

Publisher: Operations Research OfficeDeveloper: Operations Research OfficeRelease date: 1960Platform: MainframeType: WargameCountry: U.S.A.More info: –Related games: Carmonette, Carmonette III Carmonette II is the successor to Carmonette. It expanded on its predecessor by including the modelling of infantry units in addition to the tank/anti-tank engagements. The game was used by the US Read more…

Tennis for Two – Arcade – 1958

Publisher: –Developer: William HiginbothamRelease date: 1958 October 18Platform: ArcadeType: TennisCountry: U.S.A.More info: Wikipedia, Brookhaven National Laboratory Tennis for Two is an early video game which was exhibited Brookhaven National Laboratory’s annual public exhibition and considered by some definitions to be the earliest video game ever made. It was on display Read more…

The Top Management Decision Simulation – Mainframe – 1957

Publisher: American Management AssociationDeveloper: American Management Association Release date: 1957Platform: MainframeType: Business simulationCountry: U.S.A.More info: Book The Top Management Decision Simulation is an early “serious game”. It’s a computer assisted game that’s used to train managers for decision making. The game models idealized business transactions. It was featured in the Read more…

Chess – Mainframe – 1956

Publisher: Los Alamos Atomic Energy LaboratoryDeveloper: Los Alamos Atomic Energy Laboratory Release date: 1956Platform: MainframeType: ChessCountry: U.S.A.More info: An early Chess game was developed on the MANIAC I computer in Los Alamos. Unlike earlier attempts at chess games this game did allow players to run a full game of chess, but it used a Read more…