The Full Wiki

Artillery: Trending topics

  
  
  
  
  

The following are the current most viewed articles on Wikipedia within Wikipedia's Artillery category. Think of it as a What's Hot list for Artillery. More info »

This is a beta release and so the figures may be a day or two out of date. We'd love to get your thoughts.


Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The main article for this category is Artillery.

Subcategories

This category has the following 15 subcategories, out of 15 total.

*

A

B

C

F

L

O

P

U

ยต

Pages in category "Artillery"

The following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).

A

F

H

L

R

W


Strategy wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki

Artillery is the generic name for either early two- or three-player (usually turn-based) computer games involving tanks fighting each other in combat or similar derivative games. Artillery games are among the earliest computer games developed; the theme of such games is an extension of the original uses of computer themselves, which were once used to calculate the trajectories of rockets and other related military-based calculations. Artillery games are a type of strategy game, though they have also been described as a "shooting game."

Early precursors to the modern artillery-type games were text-only games that simulated artillery entirely with input data values. A BASIC game known simply as Artillery was written by Mike Forman and was published in Creative Computing magazine in 1976. This seminal home computer version of the game was revised in 1977 by M. E. Lyon and Brian West and was known as War 3; War 3 was revised further in 1979 and published as Artillery-3. These early versions of turn-based tank combat games interpreted human-entered data such as the distance between the tanks, the velocity or "power" of the shot fired and the angle of the tanks' turrets.

One of the first most significant tank games was Scorched Earth for the PC; allowing multiple players and CPU controlled players to involve themselves in massive free-for-alls.

Pages in category "Artillery"

The following 10 pages are in this category, out of 10 total.

G

H

P

W

W cont.








Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message