Every Video Game in 'Ready Player One' Explained By Author Ernest Cline | WIRED

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Published on Mar ,30 2018

Ernest Cline, author of the best-selling novel 'Ready Player One,' and one of the screenwriters behind the upcoming film, deep dives into his book and explains the stories behind every video game referenced in 'Ready Player One.'  From Yars' Revenge to Asteroids to Quake, Ernest goes into the history of each game and reveals why he included it in the book.

'Ready Player One' is in theaters now

Video games featured:

Dungeons of Daggorath
Zork
Pac-Man
Ms. Pac-Man
Black Tiger
Tempest
Adventure
Swordquest series
Joust
Akalabeth: World of Doom
Ultima series
Dig Dug
Galaga
EverQuest
Tennis For Two
Spacewar!
The Colossal Cave
Combat
Space Invaders
Star Raiders
Asteroids
Centipede
Battlezone
Astrosmash
Defender
Madness and the Minotaur
Raaka-tu
Bedlam
Pyramid
Gorf
Donkey Kong
Burger Time
The Empire Strikes Back
Pitfall
Starmaster
Q*bert
Robotron: 2084
Yars’ Revenge
Zaxxon
Time Pilot
E.T.
Contra
Heavy Barrel
Kaboom!
Vigilante
Crime Fighters
Golden Axe
Smash TV
Street Fighter II
Quake


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Every Video Game in 'Ready Player One' Explained By Author Ernest Cline | WIRED