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Welcome to the '''Programming Games Wiki''', a community site for programming game addicts. In a programming game players write programs to compete against each other. Feel free to add anything on-topic or just chat about the games on the discussion pages.</div>
  
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[[File:Robotwar.jpg|left]]
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[[RobotWar]] was the first commercial programming game, originally written by Silas Warner for PLATO. In 1981 RobotWar was published for the Apple II by MUSE Software.
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[[File:Omega.jpg|left]]
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[[OMEGA]] was a commercial game for the Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and PC. OMEGA was designed by Stuart Marks and published by Origin Systems in 1989.
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[[File:Corewar.jpg|left]]
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[[Core War]] was introduced by A. K. Dewdney in Scientific American. The game Dewdney described has since been extended and implemented on a number of systems.
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[[File:Color robot battle.jpg|left]]
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[[Color Robot Battle]] was a commercial game for the Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer, designed and written by Glenn Sogge and Del Ogren.
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[[File:box256.png|left]]
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[[BOX-256]] is a 2016 programming game by Juha Kiili, playered by writing short assembly programs to pass a series of tests.
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<h2 style="margin:4px;padding:4px;background:lightyellow;border:1px solid yellow;">Programming Games Timeline</h2>
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'''1961'''
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* The earlier known programming games is [[Darwin]], played on an IBM 7090 mainframe at Bell Labs.
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'''1968'''
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* The earliest reference to [[Core-War|Core War]], 15 years before the version invented by A. K. Dewdney.
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'''1970s'''
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* Silas Warner's first version of [[RobotWar]] on the PLATO system.
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'''1980'''
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* [[RobotWar]] was released for the Apple II by MUSE Software.
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'''1981'''
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* [[Color-Robot-Battle|Color Robot Battle]] was released for the TRS-80 Color Computer.
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'''1982'''
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* [[The-Programmable-Cube|The Programmable Cube]]
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* [[Rockys-Boots|Rocky's Boots]]
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* [[The-Biological-Evolution-Game|The Biological Evolution Game]]
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'''1983'''
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* [[Robot]] was released for the Sol-20 computer.
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* [[Arena-ZX81|Arena]] was published in the book ''Advanced Programming for the 16K ZX81'' by Mike Costello.
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* [[Combots]]
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'''1984'''
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* Modern [[Core-War|Core War]] was introduced by A K Dewdney in Scientific American.
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* [[DROID]] was developed at Reichhold Chemicals as a teaching aid.
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* [[Robot Odyssey]] was release by The Learning Company for the PC, Apple II and TRS-80 Color Computer.
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* [[ChipWits]]
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'''1985'''
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* [[CROBOTS]] was published as shareware by Tom Poindexter.
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* [[ARENA]] was released as shareware by Richard Brown.
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* [[Robot-Arena|Robot Arena]] was published for the RM 380Z series of computers by SPA Publishing.
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'''1988'''
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* David Malmberg released [[P-Robots]].
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* [[Warrior-Cycles|Warrior Cycles]]
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* [[Xtank]] was published by Terry Donahue.
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'''1989'''
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* [[OMEGA]]
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* [[Tanx]]
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'''1990'''
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* [[Jintori]]
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* [[RoboWar]]
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* [[Struggle]]
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* [[Warbots]]
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'''1991'''
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* [[T-Robots]]
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* [[Robot Battle]]
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* [[Battle-Droids|Battle Droids]]
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* [[bot|'bot]]
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'''1992'''
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* [[PCRobots]]
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* [[Snake-Battle|Snake Battle]]
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* [[ARobots]]
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* [[AT-Robots]]
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* [[B-A-T-II-The-Koshan-Conspiracy|B.A.T. II – The Koshan Conspiracy]]
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'''1993'''
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* [[CoreLife]]
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* [[Combat-Zone|Combat Zone]]
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* [[Robosport]]
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'''1994'''
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* [[TclRobots]]
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* [[CppRobots|C++Robots]]
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* [[RoboRally]]
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'''1995'''
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* [[Digital-warriors|Digital warriors]]
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* [[A-Robots]]
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* [[RARS]]
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* [[Carnage Heart]]
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* [[ToonTalk]]
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'''1996'''
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* [[Biomass]]
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* [[AI-Wars-The-Insect-Mind|A.I. Wars (The Insect Mind)]]
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'''1997'''
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* [[Robots]]
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* [[SRobots]]
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* [[TORCS]]
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* [[StarshipSoccer]]
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* [[War of Robot Worms]]
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'''1998'''
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* [[Robot-Warfare-1|Robot Warfare 1]]
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'''1999'''
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* [[Marionette Handler]]
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* [[AI-Fleet-Commander|AI Fleet Commander]]
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'''2000'''
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* [[Marionette Handler|Marionette Handler 2]]
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* [[ARobots]]
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* [[DroidBattles|BattleBots]]
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* [[MindRover]]
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* [[Grobots]]
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Revision as of 15:59, 16 May 2019

Welcome to the Programming Games Wiki, a community site for programming game addicts. In a programming game players write programs to compete against each other. Feel free to add anything on-topic or just chat about the games on the discussion pages.

Featured Programming Games

Robotwar.jpg

RobotWar was the first commercial programming game, originally written by Silas Warner for PLATO. In 1981 RobotWar was published for the Apple II by MUSE Software.

Omega.jpg

OMEGA was a commercial game for the Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and PC. OMEGA was designed by Stuart Marks and published by Origin Systems in 1989.

Corewar.jpg

Core War was introduced by A. K. Dewdney in Scientific American. The game Dewdney described has since been extended and implemented on a number of systems.

Color robot battle.jpg

Color Robot Battle was a commercial game for the Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer, designed and written by Glenn Sogge and Del Ogren.

Box256.png

BOX-256 is a 2016 programming game by Juha Kiili, playered by writing short assembly programs to pass a series of tests.

Programming Games Timeline

1961

  • The earlier known programming games is Darwin, played on an IBM 7090 mainframe at Bell Labs.

1968

  • The earliest reference to Core War, 15 years before the version invented by A. K. Dewdney.

1970s

  • Silas Warner's first version of RobotWar on the PLATO system.

1980

  • RobotWar was released for the Apple II by MUSE Software.

1981

1982

1983

  • Robot was released for the Sol-20 computer.
  • Arena was published in the book Advanced Programming for the 16K ZX81 by Mike Costello.
  • Combots

1984

  • Modern Core War was introduced by A K Dewdney in Scientific American.
  • DROID was developed at Reichhold Chemicals as a teaching aid.
  • Robot Odyssey was release by The Learning Company for the PC, Apple II and TRS-80 Color Computer.
  • ChipWits

1985

  • CROBOTS was published as shareware by Tom Poindexter.
  • ARENA was released as shareware by Richard Brown.
  • Robot Arena was published for the RM 380Z series of computers by SPA Publishing.

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000