Mouse in the Maze

Mouse in the Maze    (TX-0)   1959


Game is lost.

Emulation: Only simulation (micro mouse simulator)

first light pen video game -forerunner of the today's stylus (for Nintendo DS, etc)

Place maze walls, bits of cheese, and (in some versions) glasses of martini by way of a light pen interacting with the screen. One could then release the mouse and watch it traverse the maze to find the goodies.


Silent, monochrome game.

Original gameplay video from 1959

TX-0 Computer
TX-0 Computer

1) A light pen is a computer input device in the form of a light-sensitive wand used in conjunction with a computer's CRT display.It allows the user to point to displayed objects or draw on the screen in a similar way to a touchscreen but with greater positional accuracy

2) Light pen is predecessor of Stylus. for more watch Lights Out (1997).

3) TX-0 is a transistor computer - computer which uses discrete transistors instead of vacuum

tubes.(Draughts programme (1951). The "first generation" of electronic computers used vacuum tubes, which generated large amounts of heat, were bulky, and were unreliable. A "second generation" of computers, through the late 1950s and 1960s featured boards filled with individual transistors and magnetic memory cores.

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