View Full Version : Old monochrome game "Space war"

October 29th, 2009, 04:39 AM
Does anyone remember an early monochrome PC game called Space War or some such? I remember it had pretty nice graphics effects. I especially liked the hyperspace effect (you would break up into lots of particles and then the particles would come back together in the new position). I've been looking for it but can't seem to locate it. IIRC it was a shareware game. Now that I have a nice machine to run it on (thanks Darshevo!) I'd like to play it.


October 29th, 2009, 06:20 AM
I think the answers you seek may be in this thread:

October 29th, 2009, 06:25 AM
Thanks much! I believe you are right. It looks like a member may have posted a link to the version I am looking for. BTW, I like your slow down projects! Cool stuff.


October 29th, 2009, 10:04 AM
PC version, for CGA, HGC, and AT&T:

Nice game, indeed...
And pretty unusual in that it utilized high-res monochrome graphics, contrary to vast majority of games back then which ran in low-res color modes.

October 29th, 2009, 11:36 AM
Thanks for the link! That's the one. It never occurred to try Moby Games but they have it listed here including screenshots:


October 29th, 2009, 12:16 PM
:-) I can't almost hear the PC sounds from the game now.. chirp chirp chirp (blaaaazzhzhz) heh. Yeah I loved that game on my old computer. If you ever have a chance to make it out to the Computer History Museum in CA (San Jose?) make sure to check out the restored PDP-1 they have and ask if Steve Russell is working and you can play the author on the original equipment :-)

I didn't although I was a bit awestruck but per the other PDP programmer that was working he seems to beat most people but will play if ya ask him.

August 30th, 2015, 09:07 PM
I've been to the CHM twice but never when they were demoing the PDP-1...