Magazine ads for 1980s video games

A group of four pages from magazines showing advertising for various video games from the 1980s.
Magazine ads for 1980s video games
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Melbourne House and Beam Software
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Beam Software and Melbourne House developed and published many of Australia’s most iconic early video games.

Pulled from the pages of international computer game magazines, such as the UK publication ZZAP!64, these advertisements show the reach and popularity of Australian games like The Hobbit (1982) and The Way of the Exploding Fist (1985).

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