Space Race

Publishers Atari, Inc.
Developers Atari, Inc.
Release date 1973
Genre Racing
Game rating

Game Description

Space Race is an arcade game developed by Atari, Inc. and released on July 16, 1973. It was the second game by the company after Pong (1972), which marked the beginning of the commercial video game industry. In the game, two players each control a rocket ship, with the goal of being the first to move their ship from the bottom of the screen to the top. Along the way are asteroids, which the players must avoid. Space Race was the first racing arcade video game and the first game with a goal of crossing the screen while avoiding obstacles.

Download Space Race

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

Arcade (1973)

The original Space Race is a lost video game. However, you can download a simulated version for Windows:

Space (626.1KB)

Space (689.3KB)

How to play on Windows

  1. Download and Extract “Space” for 32-bit computers, or Space for 64-bit computers.
  2. Open the “Game Files” folder and run “dice.exe”
  3. Go to “Game”>”New Game”>”Space Race”
  4. Play the game
  5. You can find the DICE sourceforge page here.

Additional files, patches and fixes

Space Race Arcade Manual (English)

Space Race Screenshots


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  1. Nevermind, in case anyone sees this, you need to run dice in compatibility mode (google it). This wasn’t super obvious to me as someone who typically plays games from the 90s, so I hope this helps someone


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