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16 MARCH 2014

Space Invaders (1978): the groundbreaking arcade game

"Space Invaders is quite simply the most influential video–game of all time. A single player moves an armed 'base' left or right along the bottom of the screen and shoots the endless waves of aliens marching relentlessly down the screen towards earth. There are four buildings (shields) at the bottom of the screen that the player can hide behind, but these will eventually be destroyed by either enemy missiles or by direct contact with the invaders themselves. The player's shots will also destroy the shields. The aliens' descent quickens as they are eliminated, making them harder to hit. A flying saucer will fly across the top of the screen at regular intervals and can be shot to earn extra points."

(Alexis Bousiges and Kukulcan, Arcade–History)

Fig.2 Youths play on a Space Invaders machine in Newcastle (UK) in December 1980.

Fig.3 Space World, Auckland (Aotearoa New Zealand), 1982.

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19788-bitalien beingsarcade gamearcade machine • Arcade Video Game • Arcade-History • black and whiteclassic video gamescoin operatedcomputer historygroundbreakinghistory and culturehistory of video gamesinfluential works • misspent youth • shootoutSpace Invadersspacies • Taito Corporation • Tomohiro Nishikado • UFOvideo gamevideo game consolevintage technology

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Simon Perkins
11 MARCH 2011

Sylvia Anderson on the fashion of the 1970's TV Series UFO

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19701970s70s televisionaction-adventure • APF • BritishBritish television • Captain Scarlet • Century 21 Productions • childrens televisioncostume designcult television • Dolores Mantez • Doppelganger (1969) • Ed Bishop • futuristicfuturistic designfuturistic visionGabrielle Drake • Gerry Anderson • groovyinterior stylinginterview • ITC Entertainment • Journey to the Far Side of the Sun • live-action • live-action television • Michael Billington • practitioner interviewsci-fiscience fictionscience fiction seriesscience fiction television seriesset decorset designspace agespace age lookspace explorationspace shipspace suitspace travelspecial effects • Stingray • Sylvia Anderson • synthetic fibre • The Mysterons • ThunderbirdsTV seriesUFO • UFO (TV Series) • women designerswomen in film

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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