Computer Space Ball

Arcade Video game published 50 years ago by Nutting Associates, Inc.

Not listed in MAME yet

Computer Space Ball © 1973 Nutting Associates.

A "Pong" variant, possibly the very first one to market.

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After Nolan Bushnell left Nutting to form Atari with Ted Dabney, the pair still did some work for Nutting by working on a 2-player version of Computer Space. When they had designed PONG, Nolan went to Bill Nutting and offered him a licensing deal but Bill rejected it, feeling that he could easily recreate the game. Their recreation would be Computer Space Ball, but it did little to stand out among the dozens of clones that would appear in '73.


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