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Blaster Is the Video Game Elon Musk Made When He Was 12 (And You Can Still Play)

Billionaire Elon Musk is known worldwide for owning big companies like Tesla, SpaceX, PayPal, Neuralink, OpenAI, The Boring Company, SolarCity Corporation and for a few months Twitter. However, before leading these projects, he was A teenager is already interested in programming And came to make his own video game.



At the young age of 12, Musk was already brainy enough to develop the source code for his game. Taste, Earlier, at the age of 9, he was given his first computer, a Commodore VIC-20, with a manual that taught Basic computer language, and he began to enter the world of programming.

Baltasar’s goal is to blow up as many alien freighters as the player can with the five available ships. Video game, clearly inspired by space invaderswhich included dodging a “deadly hydrogen bomb” and a “stat ray machine”.


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The code for Blaster was created in 1978 and published in PC and Office Technology in 1984. In exchange for being featured in an industry trade magazine, Musk received $500, but the game did not appear until 2015.

It was Google software engineer Tomas Loret who created Musk’s code and it can be run from any web browser by clicking here. The professional learned about the code of magnates thanks to a book by Ashley Vance, a reporter for the Bloomberg media outlet.

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