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September 15, 2017
The story of the one of the earliest flight simulator games, Airfight, a favourite among the PLATO community back in 1973, based on an interview with its creator. Airfight was a multiplayer flight combat sim with wireframe graphics and real-time chat, and it was an influence on the first home computer flight simulator, subLOGIC's fittingly-named 1980 game Flight Simulator for the Apple II and TRS-80. Related links: Ars Technica article on PLATO games: lifeandtimes.games/arsplatofeature The Friendly Orange Glow by Brian Dear, out November 14 2017: friendlyorangeglow.com to order Kindle or physical editions from Amazon using my affiliate link, go to lifeandtimes.games/platobookamazon or to order the iBook edition from iTunes using my affiliate link, go to lifeandtimes.games/platobookapple Cyber1: cyber1.org Music Credits: All music written/composed by me, except: Evan Schaeffer - Riser from the album Glow Evan Schaeffer - Portal and Insurmountable from the album Big Splash Symphonie inachevee de Franz Schubert…