There's an article here that might be a good read for anyone with fond memories of the UK teatime show Knightmare, or with an interest in created spaces - it was a kind of blue-screen dungeon crawl, and more visceral for one player per group.

Coincidentally, it started on 7 September 1987, the day the first conference on artificial life got going. Over 25 years ago. It makes me wonder whether we'll look back at the first five to ten of those years the way we can now at the age of Apollo, as a lost opportunity.