", "Electronic and Computer Games: The History of an Interactive Medium", "Control of Space Invaders and Other Electronic Games", "Black History Month: Jesse Saunders and house music", "Microsoft Brings Video Games Live to London", "Videogames & Futurama, Part 1: Raiders of the Lost Arcade", "Akiva Goldsman to Produce 'Space Invaders' for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)", "Classic video game characters unite via film 'Pixels, http://www.lrb.co.uk/v04/n24/tom-shippey/vidkids, "Space Invaders—Guillaume Reymond—video performance", "Creator of Space Invaders-Based 9/11 Art Piece Pulls Exhibit", "A new genus and eight new species of Amazonian cosmetines (Opiliones, Laniatores, Cosmetidae)", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Space_Invaders&oldid=987710921, Super Nintendo Entertainment System games, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Short description is different from Wikidata, Pages using infobox video game with unknown parameters, Articles using Infobox video game using locally defined parameters, Articles using Wikidata infoboxes with locally defined images, Pages incorrectly using the quote template, Articles using Video game reviews template in single platform mode, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from March 2019, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Nintendo Switch. [145], A French street artist, Invader, made a name for himself by creating mosaic artwork of Space Invader aliens around the world. [28] The impact of Space Invaders on the video game industry has been compared to that of The Beatles in the pop music industry. [107] Considered "the first 'blockbuster' video game," Space Invaders became synonymous with video games worldwide for some time. [68] Space Invaders set the template for the shoot 'em up genre. Another arcade sequel, Space Invaders II, was released exclusively in the United States. [133][134] On February 13, 2015, Daniel Kunka was set to write the script for the film. Includes a game new to consoles. No release date has been revealed just yet, although it's worth noting that Space Invaders Invincible Collection also arrived on Switch recently. [10][42], The 1980 Atari 2600 version was the first official licensing of an arcade game for consoles and became the first "killer app" for video game consoles after quadrupling the system's sales. [52], As one of the earliest shooting games, Space Invaders set precedents and helped pave the way for future titles and for the shooting genre. [122] Taito's store, Taito Station, also unveiled a Space Invaders themed music video. [123], In the 1982 original pilot of the series The Powers of Matthew Star, David Star uses his powers to cheat the game. "[64] Several publications ascribed the expansion of the video game industry from a novelty into a global industry to the success of the game. [3][11] Nishikado himself has cited Atari's arcade game Breakout as his inspiration. [10][12][14] Other alien designs were modeled after squids and crabs. Space Invaders[a] is a 1978 arcade game created by Tomohiro Nishikado. Rather than bounce a ball to attack static objects, players are given the ability to fire projectiles at moving enemies. Many publications and websites use the pixelated alien graphic as an icon for video games in general, including the video game magazine Electronic Gaming Monthly, technology website Ars Technica, and concert event Video Games Live. TAITO is set to release a physical version of the Space Invaders Invincible Collection on Switch in the west thanks to a partnership with Strictly Limited Games. Since the alien's positions updated after each frame, this caused the aliens to move across the screen at an increasing speed as more and more were destroyed. [144], There is a bridge in Cáceres, Spain, projected by engineers Pedro Plasencia and Hadrián Arias, whose pavement design is based on the game. TAITO and Strictly Limited Games have announced the most complete Space Invaders collection on cartridge ever coming to Nintendo Switch. Later titles include several modes of gameplay and integrate new elements into the original design. [45] Other official ports were released for the Atari 8-bit computer line and Atari 5200 console, while Taito later released it for the Nintendo Famicom in 1985, but just in Japan. [97] A similar title for the PlayStation Portable, Space Invaders Pocket, was released in 2005. The previously Japan-exclusive Space Invaders: Invincible Collection has now been confirmed for a western release on Switch. [89], In 1980, Bally-Midway released a pinball version of the game. Space Invaders was an immediate commercial success; by 1982, it had grossed $3.8 billion,[6] with a net profit of $450 million, making it the best-selling video game and highest-grossing "entertainment product" at the time.