Space Invaders

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Space Invaders​ is an arcade video game designed by Tomohiro Nishikado, and released in 1978. It was originally manufactured and sold by Taito in Japan, and was later licensed for production in the United States by the Midway division of Bally. Space Invaders is one of the earliest shooting games and features two-dimensional graphics. The aim is to defeat waves of aliens with a laser cannon and earn as many points as possible.

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  • “Without knowing it, you’re being prepared for a new age,” he said in a speech to students at Epcot Center in 1983. “Many young people have developed incredible hand, eye, and brain coordination in playing these games. The air force believes these kids will be outstanding pilots should they fly our jets. The computerized radar screen in the cockpit is not unlike the computerized video screen. Watch a twelve-year-old take evasive action and score multiple hits while playing Space Invaders and you will appreciate the skills of tomorrow’s pilot.”

    David SirotaBack to Our Future

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