Maze War

Maze War (Imlac PDS-1)   1973

 

Emulation: No

 

2nd 3D game (after The Sword of Damocles), first 3D first-person shooter, first net multiplayer game, first  deathmatch, First full screen 3D game.

 

Silent, monochrome game.

Gameplay video

Imlac PDS-1 computer
Imlac PDS-1 computer

Trivia:
1) First-person shooter (FPS) is a video game genre centered on gun and projectile weapon-based combat through a first-person perspective; that is, the player experiences the action through the eyes of the protagonist. The first-person shooter shares common traits with other shooter games, which in turn fall under the heading action game. (For more, watch Phantom Slayer (1982) and MIDI Maze (1987)

2) A multiplayer video game is a video game in which more than one person can play in the same game environment at the same time. Multiplayer games allow players interaction with other individuals in partnership, competition or rivalry, providing them with social communication. In multiplayer games, players may compete against two (or more) human contestants, work cooperatively with a human partner to achieve a common goal, supervise other players' activity or e), co-op and objective-based modes assaulting (or defending) a control point. Multiplayer games typically require players to share the resources of a single game system or use networking technology to play together over a greater distance. (First 2 player game was Tennis for Two (1958)

3) Deathmatch  is a widely used gameplay mode integrated into many shooter and real-time strategy (RTS) video games. Normally the goal of a deathmatch game is to kill (or "frag", from the military term) as many other players as possible until a certain condition or limit is reached, commonly being a frag limit or time limit. Once one of these conditions is met, the match is over and the winner is the player that accumulated the greatest number of frags.

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