The first computer game created was the ‘tennis for two’. This was followed with more games like Tic-Tac-Toe, Chess, Odyssey, SpaceWar, etc which were played on television sets and consoles. Later developments included games within games called multiple levels like Pacman, Prince, Claw, Aladdin, etc. All these demand skill and perfection of timing. What better way can a child are taught to use his/her skill. It was a sense of pride for every parent that the child learned the use computers. They found the computers games more exciting and interesting.
The growth of the industry:
Anticipating a growth in an unfamiliar territory, certain companies like Sony, Ubisoft, Nintendo, Activision, etc. played an important part in advancing the computer games technology. They brought these to a different level all together. Different accessories devices are manufactured to play these games.
Video games are available in different forms.
PC Games. These games are available on CDs in retail market and can also be downloaded from the internet. These are available at a price and some are freeware. A lot of websites offer freeware games. Few of the popular Freeware games are Fifa games, Harry Potter series, SimCity, Battle field, Spiderman series, Batman, Arkhamcity, Mirrors Edge, Splinter Cell Conviction. One can check for new releases and upcoming games from these websites.
Online games. These are created and uploaded by individual websites. These are also in both categories of paid and freeware. More than a billion games are available online. These games can also be connected to multi-player games.