26th May 2024

The first computer game to be played in space

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StarCraft, developed by Blizzard Entertainment and released for Microsoft Windows in 1998, was the first computer game to be played in space. The game is about three species who fight for dominance. The mission specialist of the space shuttle mission STS-96, a StarCraft fan, took a CD of the game with him to space. After orbiting the Earth 153 times and travelling 3.5 million nautical miles. The CD now is housed at Blizzard’s home office.

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