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Game Design The Industry $10 billion in US in 2003 $25 billion worldwide in 2003 Expected to be $35 billion in 2008 “Golden Tee” made $400 million alone in 2003! History of Video Games 1952: A.S. Douglas Programmed “Noughts and Crosses” on EDSAC Tic-tac-toe 1958: William Higinbotham creates “Tennis for Two”- 1at “Video” game 1962: MIT student Steve Russell programs Spacewar! 1966: Ralph Baer envisions video games for home use via TV 1972: The Odyssey is released by Magnavox 1971: Nolan Bushnell makes Spacewar into Computer space He starts Chuke Cheese In June of 1972, Bushnell starts Atari The first game is pong The Arcade Era: 1971-1975: 87 games produced 1976: 53 new games First “casualty” due to violence was Death Race in 1976 1976 Atari releases Breakout Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak build the hardware for Atari 1978: Space invaders 1979: Asteroids 1980: pac-man released Appeals to a large demographic Merchandizing frenzy Spawns sequels 1981: Donkey Kong released
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