Mouse in the Maze

Mouse in the Maze    (TX-0)   1959

First light pen video game -forerunner of the today's stylus (Nintendo DS, etc), first character in a video game (mouse), first video game character animation


Silent, monochrome game.

Original gameplay video from 1959 (Oldest video game footage)

Video 2

TX-0 Computer
TX-0 Computer

1) A light pen is a computer input device in the form of a light-sensitive wand used in conjunction with a computer's CRT display.It allows the user to point to displayed objects or draw on the screen in a similar way to a touchscreen but with greater positional accuracy Light pen is predecessor of Stylus. for more watch Scramble.

2) TX-0 is a transistor computer - computer which uses discrete transistors instead of vacuum

tubes. The first generation of electronic computers used vacuum tubes, which generated large amounts of heat, were bulky, and were unreliable. A second generation of computers, through the late 1950s and 1960s featured boards filled with individual transistors and magnetic memory cores.

3) The player can create a maze by removing line segments on a 8x8 grid and place pieces of cheese on the tiles. When ready, a virtual mouse will be set free and will scurry around the maze in search of the cheese. The mouse would run out of energy when searching for the cheese but remember the paths it had taken for future attempts and become more proficient. A later update changed the cheese for Martini glasses and made the mouse swagger the more it drank.

3) Second game with character animation was Shark Jaws (1975).

4) Game is not emulated.

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