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Spacewar! Turns 50 : MIT Celebrates Its Earliest Computer Game, Feb 8th and 10th. 2012

In 1961, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) gave MIT a PDP-1 computer and the games began. From discussions about "interesting displays" to new lessons in interactive programming, MIT's Kludge room became the birthplace of Spacewar!

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this momentous occasion with two larger-than-life celebrations of this influential game.

On February 8th, 2012 from 9AM-5PM on the MIT Stata Center's "Student Street" (1st floor) you can play a new iteration of Spacewar! built by the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab on a giant mockup of the PDP-1 monitor made especially for the 50th anniversary.

And at The MIT Museum beginning at 5:00PM on February 10th, 2012, you will have a second chance to play the new iteration of Spacewar! on the specially created giant mockup of the PDP-1 monitor and on the big presentation screen at The MIT Museum. At 6:30PM, GAMBIT's US Executive Director Philip Tan will give a short lecture on the game's development and impact.

So, join us for these two free special events here coming up on February 8th and 10th here at MIT!

For additional information on the anniversary, developments, and events, please contact Generoso Fierro 

For more information: Spacewar! Turns 50

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