Inkblot: Atari Co-Founder Nolan Bushnell

By Mark Milian - 2013-01-17T17:08:30Z

Photograph by Computer History Museum

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"I played the game in college in, I think, '65," Bushnell said of "Spacewar!" "I have always said that was the real inspiration" for creating a game company.

Players of "Spacewar!" control a spaceship and fire on the opposing player's craft. The game was conceived in 1961.

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