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Creation of Pong. A two-dimensional graphic arcade game of a table tennis sports game, having the objective of reaching a high score.
Space Invaders was released, it is an arcade game, which was the first fixed shooter game setting the template for the shoot 'em up genre.
Pac-man was released and was the first arcade game to be played on the Atari 2600 as a home console.
Donkey Kong is released by Nintendo. It is an arcade platform game focusing on manoeuvring the main character across a series of platforms whilst also dodging and jumping over obstacles.
Tetris was created. It is a tile-matching puzzle video game with the aim of scoring high scores.
Legend of Zelda was produced. It is a fantasy role playing game filled with action and adventure.
The creation of John Madden Football, which introduced gridiron and realism to computer games.
Solitaire was released. It is a patience card game, which can be played by a single player and with multiple players with the winner being the highest scorer.
Sonic Hedgehog is a platform video game series. The game play involves collecting rings in the form of health, following simple controls with jumping and attacking being controlled by a single button.
Warcraft: Orcs and Humans was produced. It is a real-time strategy game that offers multiplayer game play, which works through a series of missions with a variety objectives. Majority of the aims involve building towns, harvesting resources, building an army and also leading it to victory.
EverQuest is a three-dimensional game, which is fantasy-themed and mainly a multiplayer online role-playing game.
The Sims is released. It is a strategic life simulation video game with advanced artificial intelligence allowing the Sims to respond to outside conditions independently, as well as following specific commands given by the player
Angry Birds is a mobile puzzle game, where the player controls a flock of multi-coloured birds attempting to retrieve their eggs from green coloured pigs, who are enemies. The objective of the game is to eliminate all the pigs in the level
Minecraft was released. It is a sandbox video game that includes no specific goals to be accomplished within the three-dimensional world, leaving the player with complete freedom over how to play the game.
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure is a role-playing and platform video game. It is the first augmented-reality game allowing players to put plastic figures on a Portal of Power, transporting the character into the game.
Gone Home is a first-person exploration video game consisting of mature video game stories, confronting the players with tough emotional choices in an ethically-complex world.
Fortnite is a survival battle royale game. The objective of the game is to stay alive and safe for as long as possible until there is only one winner.
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