What is a GAME ?
A game is any activity that brings pleasure and
without conscious purpose .
A game is structured playing, usually undertaken for
enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational
Example- people dance, play musical instruments, act
in plays etc,
Royal Game of Ur oldest complete set of gaming
equipment ever found (3000BC)
*Senet is a board game
*meaning the "Game of
Backgammon is actually just one of a large family of
games once referred to as "tables" that were played
on the same type of board
Types of Games
Played on a table or other flat surface
Example - Board games, Card games,Dice games
Children’s games are informal games, most often
played by children without adult organization,
sometimes even despite the disapproval of adults.
Example - Jump the rope. Musical chair. Clapping
An electronic/computerized game played by
manipulating images on a video display/television
Example-Arcade games,Computer games,Console
games,Hand-held games,Online games,Mobile
Thomas T. Goldsmith, Jr. and Estle Ray Mann in
1947, created the world's first Arcade game to use a
“Cathode ray tube amusement device“ based game
Cathode ray tubeThomas T.Goldsmith
Charly Adama created the "Bouncing Ball" video
game program for MIT's new Whirlwind Computer.
The first computer to display "real-time" video
It was first demonstrated in April 1951.
Whirlwind Computer - MIT (US)
“Ferranti International” created the “NIMROD
It was designed exclusively to play the game of “NIM”
It was the very first digital computer designed game
in recorded history.
“NIM"Game Demonstration(UK)NIMROD Computer (UK)
Alexander S. Douglas designed a computer
program for Tic-Tac-Toe (also known as Noughts and
OXO was the first digital graphical simulation game,
and ran on the EDSAC Computer at Cambridge.
William Higinbotham created the first video game.
“Tennis for Two," was created and played on a
Brookhaven National Laboratory oscilloscope.
William Higinbotham Tennis for Two
In 1962, Steve Russell invented SpaceWar. It was
the first game intended for computer use.
ISpacewar (Steve Russell)
* In the 1970’s we can call it as Goldenage of arcade
* In the student union at Stanford university
installed a game called “Galaxy”. This game is first
coin operated arcade game.
* First Commercial game was launched by Nutting
associates which was designed by Nolan Busnell
and Ted Dabney created coin operated arcade
version of space war .
Galaxy space war
* The first arcade game Ataris pong released by
ATARIS Which one was a great successfull game and that
one widely spreaded game. Atari sold 19000 units and
many imitators are also formed.
* Ralph baer joined with Magnovox odyssey released
“Magnavox odyssey system”. In Magnovox odyssey
system there is no catridges in that only it had few
programmed games in the console.
* This the year in which Major crash was happened
in the video game industry
* E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial developed and published
by Atari, Inc. for the Atari 2600 video game console.
It is based on the film of the E.T, and was designed
by Howard Scott Warshaw.It was poorly designed.
* Atari buried thousands of cartridges of E.T in land.
Action Adventure Role playing
Beyond Good & EvilSim City
Devil May Cry Grand Theft Auto
FPS - First Person Shooter
SHMUP - Shoot 'em up
TPS - Third Person Shooter
MM0 - Massively Multi-player Online
RPG - Role Playing Game
JRPG - Japanese Role Playing Game
SRPG - Strategy Role Playing Game
RTS - Real Time Strategy
RTT - Real Time Tactics
TBS - Turn-based strategy
TBT - Turn-based tactics
SIM - Simulation
FMV - Full Motion video