Video Games Released in 1977

Last Updated on: August 9th, 2021

Video Games Released in 19771977 in Review:

The year 1977 was another important year for the video game industry. Here are a few notable events that took place in the video game industry in 1977:

  1. The release of the Atari 2600: The Atari 2600, originally known as the Atari Video Computer System (VCS), was released in 1977. It would go on to become one of the most popular video game consoles of all time, helping to bring video games into the mainstream.
  2. The release of “Space Wars”: “Space Wars” was a space combat video game developed by Cinematronics and released in 1977. It was one of the first arcade games to feature vector graphics.
  3. The release of the first text adventure game: “Adventure,” also known as “Colossal Cave Adventure,” was a text adventure game developed by Will Crowther and released in 1977. It was one of the first interactive fiction games, and helped to popularize the genre.
  4. The founding of Activision: Activision, one of the first third-party video game publishers, was founded in 1977 by a group of former Atari employees. Activision would go on to develop and publish several popular games for the Atari 2600.

Overall, 1977 was a significant year for the video game industry, as it saw the release of the Atari 2600 and the first text adventure game, as well as the founding of Activision. These events helped to shape the industry and set the stage for further growth and innovation in the years to come.

Video Games Released in 1977:

Here is our enormous collection of video games released in 1977 and detailed information on each. As always, new games are added to this collection regularly.

Click on a game listing to find out much more about it.

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