Tagged: computer game

"Spy vs. Spy", by First Star Software.

Gamechanger – Spy vs. Spy

Antonio Prohias was the most celebrated cartoonist in Cuba, winner of multiple awards, and especially known for his biting political cartoons.  In 1959, Fidel Castro honored Prohias personally, but, but by 1960, Castro had,...

Ballblazer, 1985 - LucasArts Entertainment

Gamechanger – Ballblazer

In 1984, George Lucas expanded his empire, and the Lucasfilm Games brand launched by releasing two games.  Rescue on Fractalus! was a first-person flight-rescue simulation, similar to Choplifter.  It certainly was a fun game,...

"NATO Commander", MicroProse Software, 1983.

This Old Game – NATO Commander

Before he became a universally-accaimmed game designer, Sid Meier was just a recent computer science graduate from the University of Michigan.  All-be-it, one who could beat the crap out of an actual retired Air Force pilot, Bill...

Star League Baseball splashscreen, AtariMania

Gamechanger – Star League Baseball

In 1983, a small software company in Santa Barbara, California, Gamestar, Inc., released a groundbreaking new baseball game – Star League Baseball.  The game itself was still simple.  Two teams, still no leagues or...

M.U.L.E. mini-LP box - Ozark Softscape and Electronic Arts, 1983.

Gamechanger – M.U.L.E.

In 1983, Electronic Arts shipped a critically important game, and an extremely worthy Geekometry Gamechangers launch title.  Although, at the time, no one knew how important it would become. Developed by Ozark Softscape and designed...