Online Games Started Long Ago

Online Games Started Long Ago

Online games started long ago
When did the​ Internet game scene first start? Well not in​ the​ early 1990s when mainstream America started to​ get Internet connectivity in​ their homes at​ an​ amazingly slow dial up speed .​
Actually,​ Internet games started almost forty years ago in​ the​ late 1960s according to​ most games fanatics .​
And,​ not unlike most great creations,​ the​ game field really began to​ take off in​ educational institutions across America .​
Some of​ the​ first colleges to​ introduce games to​ the​ world were MIT and the​ University of​ Illinois .​
a​ system known as​ Plato ran games that people could play that were developed for its capacity .​
These games of​ course became widely popular amongst students,​ ate tons of​ computer resources as​ usual,​ got a​ slap by the​ administration,​ and spawned a​ truly wild game craze .​
Other games were developed for the​ Plato system .​
Some of​ these games were multiplayer and some were not .​
Great games like Avatar and Aircraft,​ and early flight simulators were introduced to​ the​ world on​ Plato .​
Some trekkie type games were also developed on​ this early multi player capable platform .​
Some other great game developments happened at​ an​ educational institution across the​ pond,​ in​ England,​ at​ Essex University,​ throughout the​ 1970s and into the​ 1980s .​
The most popular gaming phenomenon that came out of​ Essex was a​ Multi User Dungeon (Mud) .​
People at​ the​ University loved this game,​ and its popularity began to​ spread across the​ world as​ users gained access to​ the​ source code and started sharing the​ application with every gamer they knew .​
Free gaming owes a​ lot to​ this wonderful early program .​

In the​ early 1980s,​ corporations started to​ the​ see the​ possibilities of​ getting every teenager in​ the​ world addicted to​ their products .​
a​ corporation by the​ name of​ Kesmai developed games for Compuserve and together they began serving up great product like Islands of​ Kesmai and Megawars 1 .​
a​ user basically had to​ pay by the​ hour to​ play some of​ these early games,​ and Compuserve was having a​ blast getting paid some pretty good rates exceeding ten dollars an​ hour for game play .​
In the​ 1980s,​ after the​ success of​ Kesmai and Compuserve,​ the​ gaming industry was beginning to​ really take off .​
Companies like General Electric and Quantum Computer were starting to​ offer monthly subscription fees to​ access their gaming nirvana .​
Kesmai at​ this point really began to​ elevate the​ gaming scene when they began introducing the​ gaming community to​ Air Warrior .​
The company also brought gamers Stellar Warrior and Stellar Emperor .​
Quantaum introduced Rabbit Jack’s casino at​ this time.
the​ late eighties saw the​ introduction of​ the​ AppleLink by Quantum for Apple II computer users,​ and parents everywhere started screaming at​ their kids to​ get away from the​ games .​
And the​ parents were of​ course right,​ except if​ you went to​ go work in​ the​ gaming industry,​ and then you probably made more than your parents.

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