chapter  1
Your first game
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In 1980, in the UK, Clive Sinclair, an entrepreneurial inventor, advertised for sale a very simple computer. The ZX80 connected to the TV set and enjoyed 1K of RAM. Each machine came with a simple programming language, BASIC (Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code). This early machine started a revolution of young bedroom and garage programmers. Some of these early starters went on to become very successful in the games industry. Sinclair’s inexpensive computers, including the Spectrum, are one of the main reasons why the UK has an internationally respected games industry.