History of Electronic games

Timeline created by BridgetBrosnan
  • The First Computer

    Known as EDSAC, It was the first ever computer device; originally developed at Cambridge. It was a vital first step in the creation of videogames.
  • Baer's Brown Box:

    Baer's Brown Box:
    Baer developed a videogame system that would be known later as the Magnavox. This game system played games as simple as pong, but also later played simple racing and sport games.
  • Atari forms

    Atari forms
    One of the first major video game companies, Atari started off in America as a developer of the first games, such as pong, as well as the first consoles.
  • Pong:

    A simple game first developed by engineers. It was the first game to be developed to be played by the public.
  • Maze wars

    Maze wars
    One of the first FPS games, Maze wars was a game based on a point system, with the player maneuvering through a maze with 90 degree turns and doorways.
  • The VCS

    The VCS
    The first home gaming console, developed by Atari.
  • Nintendo Begins making video games

    Nintendo Begins making video games
    Miyamoto joins Nintendo, eventually becoming the mind behind Nintendo's most influential games, such as Mario, Donkey Kong and Legend of Zelda.
  • Chuck-E-Cheese

    An Arcade/ restaurant aimed at attracting children to games. It created a new image for video games.
  • Space Invaders:

    Space Invaders:
    Japanese developer Taito developed "space invaders", a massively popular space shooting game, the first of it's kind.
  • Pac man

    Pac man
    One of the most iconic games of all time, developed by Namco. Originally an Arcade game, it appealed to both girls and boys.
  • Donkey Kong

    Donkey Kong
    Developed originally as a replacement for Nintendo's original marketed games, it was a huge success internationally. It opened the door for Nintendo in the gaming industry as well as creating iconic characters.
  • NES

    The 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment system was released in Japan. It was the best selling console of it's time, originally packaged with Super Mario Bros.
  • Tetris

    An addictive puzzle game originally developed in the USSR. It has been featured on various game consoles and is considered one of the most popular games of all time.
  • The Video Game Crash

    As a result of the overabundance of games with poor marketing and quality, as well as the growing popularity of the personal home computer, the game market struggled. For two years, the game market feared complete collapse, until the introduction of the NES and Super Mario Bros.
  • The First Computer games:

    The Oliver twins of Britain began developing games for the home computer at only 13 years of age.
  • Legend Of Zelda

    Legend Of Zelda
    A Fantasy series created by Nintendo; this series was one of the first series to have a plot, explorable world, and puzzles. It was highly influential to other games, and continues to do so today.
  • GameBoy:

    The first handheld video game console, developed by nintendo. was massively successful, as it was packaged with tetris.
  • Sony Playstation

    Sony Playstation
    Sony's first console, a 32- bit game system. By 2005, it was the first game system to ever sell more than 100 million units, and its successors include the PS2, PS3, and the Playstation portable (PSP). It still remains one of the leading console brands.
  • Nintendo Gamecube

    Nintendo Gamecube
    The 4th console created by Nintendo; sucessor of the Nintendo 64 and the predecessor of the Wii.
  • Microsoft XBox

    Microsoft XBox
    Microsoft's first ever console, sold to compete with Nintendo's Gamecube and Sony's Playstation 2. Its sucessors include the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One. To this day it is still one of the most popular console brands.
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    The 8-bit era of consoles
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    The 16-bit era of video games
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    A time of 16 and 32- bit graphics, dominated by the Nintendo 64, the sega saturn, and the playstation.
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    The era of 128 bit consoles