@johnhattan Sea Dragon was an awesome game, but it is quintessentially not that different from Scramble. I think it's hard to say how influential it was.
Temple of Apshai is definitely significant, but I think it was simultaneously developed on PET.
Taipan was ported to Apple ][, and it might be significant if it was one of the first trading games. I don't know.
Time Bandit originated on the TRS-80, but the later Atari ST port was pretty different.
Oh, discussing the history of games, or the writing of games, or the technology of games - all that would be fine on the retrocomputing forum, as far as I'm concerned.
(I think the original feeling was that 'retrogaming' is about the playing of games, and that's a very popular activity, and as such it would potentially dominate the discussion. Whether that's a valid or useful position is another matter...)
> ...discussing the history of games, or the writing of games, or the technology of games - all that would be fine on the retrocomputing forum...
Here's a handy search, for "game" on the #retrocomputing forum - plenty of precedent!
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