Video game development has been around since the 1950s. British professor A.S. Douglas created OXO in 1952; we now know it as tic-tac-toe. The earliest game, Tennis for Two, was developed by William Higinbotham in 1958. The actual origin of modern video games began with the release of Spacewar in 1962, and this introduced concepts such as artificial intelligence, physics, and three-dimensional graphics.
It was in 1967 when “The Brown Box” was released. This console allowed players to choose from games like table tennis and shooting. It later evolved into the Magnavox Odyssey in 1972, and this became the first commercial console. Some of the first most notable games include Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Flight.
The industry crashed in 1983 but recovered shortly after in 1985. Nintendo and Sega were the big names at this time, producing games like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Metroid. Console wars became a thing in the 1990s as Sony got into the mix with its PlayStation console.
3D gaming started with the release of Virtua Fighter in 1993, allowing for more realistic gaming experiences. The industry continued to grow, and we are now in the modern age of gaming, with powerful game consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. By 2027, there will be 3.04 billion users and gamers, and game developers must continue to push the limits of gaming.