Advent of Computing


Episode 76 - Star Trek the (Unofficial) Game​

This episode we blast off at warp speed! We're looking at Star Trek, a game written in BASIC in 1971. Examining this game gives us some insight into the early spread of BASIC. Along the way we will see the issue with paper, why strings matter, and how software was distributed before the Internet. Selected Sources: https://web.archive.org/web/20181106092235/https://gamesoffame.wordpress.com/star-trek/ - Games of Fame article with a few interviews https://www.atariarchives.org/bcc1/showpage.php?page=275 - Super Star Trek! https://archive.org/details/d64_Star_Trek_1983_Jeff_Lewis - c64 version of Trek, good middle ground between the original and more fully featured versions

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