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Elon Musk Created A Video Game At The Age Of 12 Called “Blastar”

Elon Musk’s video game Blastar is giving 80’s retro vibes.

Since he bought Twitter, Elon Musk has been in the news more than ever before. His most recent endeavor joins the group of companies that include SpaceX, Tesla, the Boring Company, Neuralink, and others. It’s interesting to note that Musk’s first business endeavor was a video game he created at the age of 12 called Blastar.

Elon Musk Created A Video Game At The Age Of 12 Called "Blastar"

Blastar played like a standard video game. The number of lives was determined by players’ ability to destroy as many alien freighters as they can with their five ships. The player of Musk’s game has to avoid “deadly hydrogen bombs” and “status beam robots.” It appears to have drawn inspiration from the 1978 video game Space Invaders.

Elon Musk was 12 years old in 1983 when his first video game was released. It’s interesting to note that the gaming code was released in 1984 by the trade publication PC and Office Technology. Additionally, Musk received $500 at the time. But Elon Musk’s Blastar didn’t start receiving media notice until 2015. A snapshot of Musk’s source code from the magazine was included in a book on Musk that was written by Bloomberg technology reporter Ashlee Vance. A Google software programmer named Tomas Lloret later discovered it and transformed it into a playable game.

You can play the game by clicking (Here). Elon has had a genius mind since he was a child. Becoming an adult and putting into place his dreams is amazing! Check out the game it definitely gives 80’s video game vibes.

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