Video Game Timeline

Timeline created by alexisholzworth
In Film
  • Bertie The Brain

    Bertie The Brain
    First video game ever created in the 1950's. A tic-tac-toe game made playable by a Canadian engineer. This was the worlds first arcade game.
  • Spacewar

    Spacewar
    "Spacewar!" Is a space combat video game made in 1961. This game was extremely popular in the 60's. "Spacewar!" Included real time action, an arsenal of weapons and a variety of special moves.
  • Asteroids

    Asteroids
    Asteroids is a space-themed multidirectional shooter arcade game that came out in the late 1970's.The player controls a single spaceship in an asteroid field. This arcade game was designed by Lyle Rains, Ed Logg, and Dominic Walsh.
  • Pac-Man

    Pac-Man
    This Japanese game was inspired by food and eating. If your character collides with one of the ghosts, you los a life and the game re starts. Toru Iwatani, the inventorof pacman wanted to create something different other than the typical aliens and spaceships shooting. Toru appearantly got his idea from staring at a pizza back in 1979.
  • Tetris

    Tetris
    Tetris is an arcade game made in the early 1980's in which falling "tetrominoes" must be manipulated in oder to form complete lines. Alexey Pajitnov created tetris while working for the dorodnitsyn computing centre of thesoviet academy of sciences. "tetris" meaning tetra plus tennis. Alexey loved puzzles and was a software engineer.
  • Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

    Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon
    This game made in the early 90's was based off the anime "Sailor Moon." This series was released in Japan during the height of the media franchise's popularity. By 1998 They have already released 20 games to the public. Though, most of the fighting is physical rather than magic and performs special moves and attacks
  • Super Mario 64

    Super Mario 64
    This game is said to be one of the most influential titles from the 5th generation of video games.Super Mario 64 was the first 3D Mario game. As of January of 2017, it has sold over 11 million copies world wide and marked as the best selling Nintendo 64 game of all time.
  • The sims

    The sims
    After losing his home in the Oakland firestorm and had his family relocate, Will Wright was inspired to create a game simulating life which he described as a "virtual doll house" back in the early 90's. Now this game is super popular and super fun.
  • Skyrim

    Skyrim
    Skyrim was based off of another game called "oblivion." The team opted for a more open and diverse than the oblivion's Imperial Province of Cyrodiil. This action- role playing game was created by Bethesda Softworks and made in 2011, which became very popular
  • DOOM Eternal

    DOOM Eternal
    This game is a direct sequel to the award winning best selling DOOM. This is a first person shooting game developed by id and Bethseda softworks. This game was released back in Mach and as expected sky-rocketed in popularity.