Computer Space

Publishers Nutting Associates
Developers Syzygy Engineering
Release date 1971
Genre Simulation
Game rating

Game Description

Computer Space is a space combat arcade game developed in 1971 as one of the last games created in the early history of video games. Created by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney in partnership as Syzygy Engineering, it was the first arcade video game as well as the first commercially available video game. The gameplay in Computer Space consists of you controlling a Rocket and attacking and avoiding the computer controlled enemy Saucers that are trying to shoot you or collide with you. You have an infinite number of lives, but each game has a set time limit. The object of the game is to have a higher score than the enemy at the end of the time limit.

Download Computer Space

We might have the game available for more than one platform. Computer Space is currently available on these platforms:

Arcade (1971)

No ROM is available for the original Computer Space Arcade game. However, you can download a simulated version for Windows: (920KB)

How to play on Windows

  1. Download and Extract “”
  2. Open the “Game Files” folder and run “Computer_Space.exe”
  3. Play the game
  4. Credit goes to Mike Moose” O’Malley for creating this simulator.

Additional files, patches and fixes

Computer Space Screenshots

Windows simulator

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