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Star Raiders

Author/Creator:
Neubauer, Doug (Author)
Contributor:
Atari, Inc. (Publisher)
Date created:
1979
Type of resource:
Software, multimedia
Genre:
Game
Abstract:
Star Raiders is a video game originally written for the Atari 2600 game console, released in 1979 and programmed by Doug Neubauer. It was also later ported to other Atari computer and game platforms. It was distinctive for its graphics, which (under most conditions) represented an out-the-cockpit, first-person view from a fictional combat spaceship traveling through a streaming 3D starfield in pursuit of enemy fighters called "Zylons". While there had already been simple target-shooting games using this perspective, Star Raiders had considerably higher quality graphics and more complex game play. This package contains Star Raiders software plus extensive related documentation in the form of manuals, images, and web sites. It also contains Stella, an open source emulator for the Atari 2600 game console, and runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Windows CE/Mobile, Sega Dreamcast, GP2X, Nintendo DS, and Wii. Stella was originally written in 1996 by Bradford W. Mott and originally known as Stella 96.
Preferred Citation:
Neubauer, Doug. (1979). Star Raiders. Stanford Digital Repository. Available at: http://purl.stanford.edu/pp060nc9006.
Collection:
Preserving Virtual Worlds
Subject:
computer games
software
Use and reproduction:
Property rights and literary rights reside with the original rights-holder(s). To obtain permission to access, publish or reproduce the content, contact the rights-holders. For additional information, please contact the Curator for History of Science and Technology Collections, lowood@stanford.edu.

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