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Apawam – Mainframe – 1970

Apawam is a golf game which allows the player to play on the Apawamis Country Club. The player can use a wood, iron, putter and wedge club. With values the player determines the strength of the swing. From the tee the player is told the distance to the hole and after each swing the new distance is made known.

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1Queen – Mainframe – 1970

1Queen is an early BASIC puzzle game based on chess rules. The player can move a queen on a chess board, but the queen can only move left, down and left and down diagonally. The player alternates turns with the computer alternate turns for moving the queen. The player to put it in the bottom left corner of board wins the game.

Space Travel

Space Travel – Mainframe – 1969

In Space Travel the player is free to explore the solar system. The game uses a two dimensional scale model of the solar system and the player is free to fly around. Physics are simplified as the player is only affected by the single strongest pull at a given time. There are no explicit objectives in the game, but the player can navigate around the solar system and attempt landings on planets and moons. The space craft can be moved and turned and the simulation speed can be increased to quickly reach destinations.

Lunar – Mainframe -1969

Lunar is the original Lunar Landing game. The player’s aim is to successfully land a lander on the moon’s surface. The game plays in turns which represent one second and is completely text based. In each turn the player is asked to determine the rock fuel burn rate, which can be between 0 and 200. The velocity, height above surface and remaining fuel is reported back to the player.

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Schach – Mainframe – 1968

Schach is a chess program initially written in FORTRAN (version 1), later ported to ALGOL (version 2) and x86 assembly for DOS (version 3). Version 1 played in the American computer chess tournaments (1970, 1971 and 1972). Version 2 played in six World Computer Chess Championships between 1980 and 1986. Version 3 played multiple local European championships and international computer chess and microcomputer chess tournaments between 1991 and 1997.