Here I’ll take a brief look at a specific intersection of education and gaming. There were many educational networks that sprang up in the 1960s and I’ll be showcasing some of them in future posts. These networks were a key enabler of the “people’s computing” that I’ve talked about already. This post will cover a very specific example that will serve to highlight the general tenor of the timeframe.
ROCKET and Lunar Landers
The particular game I’ll focus on here led to a whole slew of very similar variants and was based on one of the most amazing endeavors undertaken by the human race. The variants all came to be known as variants around titles like “Lunar Lander” or “Moon Lander” but the original was called, quite simply, “ROCKET.”