Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device (Cathode Ray Tube and analog electronics) 1947
First game ever, first game with display, first simulator, first game to use
Game is lost (no screenshots or photos of the device exist)
Silent, monochrome game.
Patent papers with scheme of the device
Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) screen from 1940's (similar to the CRT screen that was used for this game)
2) The cathode ray tube (CRT)- is a vacuum tube containing one or more electron guns, and a phosphorescent screen used to view images.It has a means to accelerate and deflect the electron beam(s) onto the screen to create the images. The images may represent electrical waveforms (oscilloscope), pictures (television, computer monitor), radar targets or others. CRTs have also been used as memory devices, in which case the visible light emitted from the fluorescent material (if any) is not intended to have significant meaning to a visual observer (though the visible pattern on the tube face may cryptically represent the stored data).
3) Analogue electronics are electronic systems with a continuously variable signal, in contrast to digital electronics (Spacewar! (1961) where signals usually take only two levels.
The term "analogue" describes the proportional relationship between a signal and a voltage or current that represents the signal.
4) Computer animation (CGI) is actually younger than video games. First computer animation was in the movie Vertigo (1958).
5) Invented by Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann.
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