Evolution Of Digital Games
Most of us have one time or the other played a digital game or more in our mobile phone, Xbox, and other gamming consoles.
But most of us don’t know how the game comes about. There are several steps taken for a game to be produced.
Production of small games can take up to about a month or so, it also involves a lot of people which are usually computer programmers.
Series of instruction or codes are feed, to be carried out by the computer.
Digital games started in the early 1950s, when academic scientist designed simulations and simple games as part of their research for fun.
Those professors played the 3d tic-tac-toe and the moon handing. These games were played on the IBM1560 and moves were made by the means of punch card.
Punch cards were used by only computer scientists and programmers to operate computers that time.
Video gaming did not gain popularity until the ’70s and ‘80s, when arcade video games and gaming console using joystick, buttons and other controllers, along with graphics on computer screens, and when computers were used at home, before home computer games was introduced to the public.
The golden moment for video games came from the late 1970s to early 1980s, when large, graphics decorated coin-operated machines were common at malls and at affordable home consoles such as the Atari 2600. It came crashing when it was introduced online.
Hand held games were introduced at that time; this era was affected by video game crash of 1983.
Transition to 3d games began in the 1990s and hand held and pc games were improved. Video games declined during this period. In the 2000s, online gaming and mobile games became the major part of gamming culture.
This era was marked by huge budgets having real life controller, the rise of casual PC games, consoles (such Xbox from Microsoft, play station from Sony) and cloud computing in video games.
With the introduction of the widely used smart phone, mobile gaming has been the main factor for games, as they can reach people formally, and those who cannot afford dedicated hard wares.
By – Cyrus Momoh