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Game Design Essentials by Briar Lee Mitchell

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APPENDIX A

Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 1

  1. C. The Royal Game of Ur, discovered by Sir LeonardWoolley in the ancient city of Ur, Sumer (modern-day Iraq) in 1920, is considered to be the oldest game in recorded history.
  2. False. Galaxy Game was created at Stanford University by Bill Pitts and Hugh Tuck in 1971. This arcade game (a coin-operated game) was built using a DEC PDP-11/20, and only one was made.
  3. B. The title holder for the first digital game is often debated, but NIM can arguably be considered the first. Created in 1951 by Ferranti, it debuted at the Festival of Britain, and a computer (the Nimrod) was built just to play the game. Spacewar! is generally considered to be the first example of a shooter.
  4. C. Many of the precursors to ...

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