Thursday, May 22, 2008

Safety Games: A bit of history

Computer Games or most of the times we call it just games is not something new. Around the world people play games. People play games from Computer or PC, using console like Sony Play station or Xbox from Microsoft and now even from hand phone.

We play games in our house, our friend house, cyber cafe, when we waiting, in the train or almost every where. Games has many category, one of them is Safety Games where the games is about safety. Weather you are an adult or a kids, safety games can teach us about safety.

Before I move on, I like to put here the history of games that I get from wikipedia.

"Although personal computers only became popular with the development of the microprocessor, mainframe and minicomputers, computer gaming has existed since at least the 1960s. One of the first computer games was developed in 1961, when MIT students Martin Graetz and Alan Kotok, with MIT employee Steve Russell, developed Spacewar! on a PDP-1 computer used for statistical calculations.[3]

The first generation of PC games were often text adventures or interactive fiction, in which the player communicated with the computer by entering commands through a keyboard. The first text-adventure, Adventure, was developed for the PDP-11 by Will Crowther in 1976, and expanded by Don Woods in 1977.[4] By the 1980s, personal computers had become powerful enough to run games like Adventure, but by this time, graphics were beginning to become an important factor in games. Later games combined textual commands with basic graphics, as seen in the SSI Gold Box games such as Pool of Radiance, or Bard's Tale.

Video games were introduced as a commercial entertainment medium in 1971, becoming the basis for an important entertainment industry in the late 1970s/early 1980s in the United States, Japan, and Europe. After a disastrous industry collapse in 1983 and a subsequent rebirth two years later, the video game industry has experienced sustained growth for over two decades to become a $10 billion industry, which rivals the motion picture industry as the most profitable entertainment industry in the world"

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Even though some people get addicted with games, and some parent face difficulties to control their children, still games has the positive site, for example safety games.
Safety games also about games that we can use in safety training. This can make the training more fun.

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