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Nutting Associates was the company that created Computer Space (1971), the first coin operated arcade game. The company was founded by Bill Nutting in the late 1960s and ceased making arcade games in the mid 1970s. Computer Space is a computer arcade game released in 1971 by Nutting Associates. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ...


Bill Nutting hired Nolan Bushnell in August 1971 who had an idea to put a clone of Spacewar in its own box. Production began by the end of the year on a run of 1,500 Computer Space games. But it was a commercial failure, selling only 500 to 1,000 copies. Bushnell left to found Atari in 1972 after Nutting declined his request for partial ownership. Nolan Bushnell (born February 5, 1943) is the founder of Atari, Inc. ... Spacewar was an early video game, a multiplayer space-combat simulation inspired by Doc Smiths Lensman series of science fiction novels. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ...


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Nutting Associates - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (147 words)
Nutting Associates was the company that created Computer Space (1971), the first coin operated arcade game.
The company was founded by Bill Nutting in the late 1960s and ceased making arcade games in the mid 1970s.
Bill Nutting hired Nolan Bushnell in August 1971 who had an idea to put a clone of Spacewar in its own box.
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Sanders Associates was, nevertheless, a military electronics company, and couldn’t really diversify into the ‘toy’ market, so the decision was made to license the game to another manufacturer.
By 1970 Bushnell had enlisted Ted Dabney and together they worked on an arcade version of “Spacewar” in the bedroom of Bushnell’s daughter (she was moved into her sister’s room for the duration).
Nutting Associates agreed with Bushnell that a new, much less complicated, game should be developed and agreed to fund it, the problem was, though, that Bushnell wanted more money.
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