Play Asteroids... Right Here, Right Now
By James Grahame
"The year was 1979, and computers could only be made to draw two things: one was a line, and the other was also a line. With clever arrangement, both these lines could be transformed into spaceships and big rocks and flying saucers and even more lines. And so, thanks to the line pioneers at Atari, we were blessed with the line-tastic Asteroids.
Your spaceship floats in space and you have to destroy all the asteroids, but the more you shoot the more you create. Watch out for the UFOs which can shoot back, and be careful: you only have one ship for every 10,000 points scored."
Visit Paul Neave's site to try your hand at Frogger, Space Invaders, Tetris or a browser-based planetarium app that cheerfully confirmed the bright shiny thing lurking above my garden shed last night to be Venus, not a hostile UFO. Thank the Gods.
Link: Neave Games