Star Trek

Star Trek (SDS Sigma 7)   1971

 

Game is lost

No original screenshot exist.

 

First (unlicensed) game based on a tv-show.  First major game to be ported across hardware computer platforms by  students.

Silent, monochrome game.

Star Trek 1971 game
it looks similat to this - c++ port screenshot
SDS Sigma 7 Computer
SDS Sigma 7 Computer

Trivia:
1) Game based on the original Star Trek television show (1969)

2) Game puts the player in command of the USS Enterprise on a mission to hunt down and destroy an invading fleet of Klingon warships.

3) In addition to being tied to the Star Trek subculture, popular with computer experts and programmers, Star Trek is itself a piece of hacker lore. In recent years it has been ported to different languages, platforms, and seen the replacement of the text-based display with a variety of graphical versions.
4) Trek developed out of a brainstorming session between Mike Mayfield and several high school friends in 1971. The original Star Trek television show had only recently ended its run and was still extremely popular. Mayfield and his "geek friends" wrote down a number of ideas for a game, and during the summer holidays he then started incorporating as many of them as he could on an SDS Sigma 7, using an illicitly borrowed account at the University of California, Irvine.

5) Last silent revolutionary game

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