The Evolution of Tank Games (1974-2020)

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The Evolution of Tank Games (1974-2020)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzjREo8iQoc&lc=

#1 Why did they not list bzflag?

#2 Where would it fit it?

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Re: The Evolution of Tank Games (1974-2020)

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* It's likely a list of all major commercial tank games.(BZFlag would be considered hobbyist.)
* During the creation of the video, awareness of BZFlag's existence may have been unknown.
* It may have not fit in with the categories.


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* The games listed were pretty much completed when they were released and could easily be assigned a year/timeframe.
* It depends on the way one categorizes BZFlag. (First release, first major release, first made open-source?)


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Battle Zone is the predecessor of BZFlag (then the BZ initials). But, yes, BZFlag is Free/Libre software then it should not fit there, which seems a proprietary software list (though they should surely make a wider list). There are 2 visions of developing software: proprietary and Free/Libre ones. It is like Microsoft Windows and GNU/Linux. Also, consider they start with simple arcade games and, then, end on simulators: different playstyles. I consider BZFlag an arcade-simulator.
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No mention of Bolo, either. That was the tank game I played before BZFlag.
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Bolo sounds like a fun game, it actually might not be too difficult to implement as a plug-in.(Minus the engineer.)
At least from the description written in Wikipedia at the time of this writing.

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