Making games with quantum computers

The 1950s: What can games do for computers?

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Tennis for Two
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The 1960s: What can computers do for games?

  • Test out the new device (and later, new installations);
  • Showcase its capabilities;
  • Be fun!
Spacewar!
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The 1970s: Commercial Success

What are computers anyway?

A half-adder made of NAND gates
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A caffeine molecule
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The 2010s: What can games do for quantum computers?

zhamul.itch.io/qcards

The 2020s: What can quantum computers do for games?

Quantum games without quantum computers

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Dr James Wootton

Dr James Wootton

Wrangler of qubits. Drinker of tea. Father.