"Spacewar! Video Games Blast Off"

Museum of the Moving Image , Astoria Wednesday February 13 2013 10:30 - 17:00
"Spacewar! Video Games Blast Off"
Photograph: Patrick Alvarado
Model of PDP-1 (Programmed Data Processor-1) computer on which a playable simulation of Spacewar! is presented
Spacewar!, the world’s first digital video game, is the foundation of this tribute to 50 years of gaming culture. But its the exhibit’s 20 playable video games—on arcade, console and handheld platforms—that are the stars of the interactive show. Museum admission includes four gaming tokens so you can try them out, along with a Spacewar! simulation on a model PDP-1, the system for which it was first developed in 1962.


Venue name: Museum of the Moving Image
Address: 36-01 35th Ave
Cross street: at 37th St
Opening hours: Wed, Thu 10:30am–5pm; Fri 10:30am–8pm; Sat, Sun 11:30am–7pm
Transport: Subway: M, R to Steinway St; N, Q to 36th Ave
Price: $12, seniors and students $9, children 3–18 $6, members and children under 3 free
Event phone: 718-777-6888
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