The 1970’s kicked off the video games industry. There were experimental games before this, arguably going back to the 1940’s, but it was the release of Pong in 1972, that first enabled the general public to play video games. In fact, many families in the 1970’s had home console versions of Pong – played on the TV set.
The game Breakout came in 1975, designed in large part by Steve Jobs, and in 1978, Space Invaders catapulted video games into the mainstream, creating a multi-billion dollar industry within three years. Asteroids nipped in just before the 80’s, in November of 1979.
Grab your flares and flowery shirts, here’s our collection of 1970’s video games…