Hockey was one of the earliest sports simulation games ever created. It was developed by Steve Russell, Martin Graetz, Wayne Wiitanen, and Robert A. Barton in 1962 on an IBM 704 computer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The game was inspired by the real-world sport of ice hockey, and it featured two teams of players who could skate, pass, and shoot the puck. Hockey was a major breakthrough in the development of video games, and it paved the way for the many sports simulation games that have been created since then.
Here are some additional details about Hockey:
- The game was played on a 16×16 grid, and each player was represented by a single pixel.
- The players could move in four directions, and they could shoot the puck by pressing a button.
- The game was won by the team that scored the most goals.
- Hockey was a very simple game, but it was still a lot of fun to play. It was one of the first games that allowed players to control the action in a realistic way, and it showed the potential of video games to be more than just arcade games.
Hockey was a major success, and it inspired other developers to create their own sports simulation games. In the years since Hockey was released, there have been many great sports simulation games developed, including Madden NFL, NBA 2K, FIFA, and NHL. These games have helped to make sports simulation games one of the most popular genres in video games.