How A Fifty Year-Old Video Game Survived The InternetBrian Ashcraft3/02/11 9:00am29EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalink Programmed in the early 1960s, Spacewar! is the granddaddy of video games. It's inspired countless other games and has stood the test of time. You know what else has stood the test of time? The game's source code. Here's how.