Xerox Alto (1977)
Maze War is notable for being one of the earliest network video games but more importantly the very premiere first-person shooter. Like the first video game, Spacewar!, the game was completed by students at the Massachussets Institute of Technology. As in many subsequent first-person shooters, the players navigate a maze and destroy each other with projectile attacks.
Maze War was inducted on March 18th, 2009.
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