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17th Jun '17 1:45:03 AM Ramidel
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* ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' was released in 1994 by {{Creator/Konami}} for the [[TurboGrafx16 PC Engine]]. It was the [[TropeCodifier revolutionizing dating sim]] that presented winnable girls with complex personalities and challenging standards to win their love. It also was the first galge ViralMarketing CashCowFranchise that series such as ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' and ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'' would emulate in later years.
17th Jun '17 1:43:21 AM Ramidel
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* ''VideoGame/TheOrionConspiracy'', realeased in 1995, is the Ur-Example of the ComingOutStory in VideoGames. There have been reports of games containing Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transsexual dating back to the 1980s, but ''The Orion Conspiracy'' is one of the first, if not the first, games to break the gay taboo.

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* ''VideoGame/TheOrionConspiracy'', realeased in 1995, is the Ur-Example of the ComingOutStory in VideoGames. There have VideoGames, though LGBT material has been reports of present in video games containing Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transsexual dating back to since at least the 1980s, but ''The Orion Conspiracy'' is one of the first, if not the first, games to break the gay taboo.1980s.
1st Jun '17 9:19:09 PM jormis29
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* ''Literature/IAmLegend'' is the Ur-Example of a ZombieApocalypse. The novel contains most if not all of the hallmarks of a modern Zombie Apocalypse. George Romero's ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' was based on this novel.

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* ''Literature/IAmLegend'' is the Ur-Example of a ZombieApocalypse. The novel contains most if not all of the hallmarks of a modern Zombie Apocalypse. George Romero's Creator/GeorgeARomero's ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' was based on this novel.
25th May '17 2:47:15 AM mariofan1000
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* ''Series/{{Batman}}'' was likely the first television comedy to [[AvertedTrope lack]] either a LaughTrack or a StudioAudience. Being a StealthParody helps.
15th May '17 7:41:58 AM Bahuvrihi
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* The early 1960s hit "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S13mP_pfEc Runaway]]" by Del Shannon was the first popular song to use what was essentially a proto-synthesizer as an instrument. The first instance of an ''actual'' synthesizer used in popular music was 1967's ''Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.'' by TheMonkees.

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* The early 1960s hit "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S13mP_pfEc Runaway]]" by Del Shannon was the first popular song to use what was essentially a proto-synthesizer as an instrument. The first instance of an ''actual'' synthesizer used in popular music was 1967's ''Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.'' by TheMonkees.Music/TheMonkees.
14th May '17 11:09:08 AM GoodGuyA
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** The VideoGame/CathodeRayTubeAmusementDevice is an electronic game from 1947. Might count as a "video game" even though it is not a computer program and has no digital logic. Only a few prototypes were built.
*** It's however without a doubt the Ur-Example of the Light Gun game.

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** The VideoGame/CathodeRayTubeAmusementDevice is an electronic game from 1947. Might count as a "video game" even though it is not a computer program and has no digital logic. Only a few prototypes were built.
*** It's however without a doubt the Ur-Example of the Light Gun game.
It also produced no video signal.



**The the first known video game to interface with a television (hence "video") was the UsefulNotes/{{Magnavox Odyssey}}.



* Probably the first role-playing video game was ''VideoGame/ColossalCave'', though it's difficult to determine, since ''Dungeon'' (a ''D&D'' like game) came out around the same year (1975). This genre grew out of pencil and paper rpgs, making it a gradual progression and difficult to pin down.
* The Ur-FirstPersonShooter is the 1973 game [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maze_War Maze War]]. (''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'' is the TropeMaker and ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' the TropeCodifier).
* The first StealthBasedGame is the 1981 Creator/{{Sega}} arcade game ''005''.

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* Probably the first role-playing video game was ''VideoGame/ColossalCave'', though it's difficult to determine, since ''Dungeon'' (a ''D&D'' like game) came out around ''VideoGame/pedit5'' on the same year (1975). This genre grew out PLATO system from 1975. Rumors exist of pencil an earlier program called m199h but ''pedit5'' is the earliest confirmed one and paper rpgs, making it served as the basis for a gradual progression and difficult later program called ''VideoGame/{{dnd}}'' (or The Game of Dungeons).
*''Main/InteractiveFiction'' usually dates back
to pin down.
''VideoGame/ColossalCave'' (1976), but there was in fact one other parser-based adventure by Peter Langston called ''VideoGame/Wander'' from 1973, written in HP BASIC.
* The Ur-FirstPersonShooter is the 1973 1974 game [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maze_War Maze War]]. (''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'' is the TropeMaker and ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' the TropeCodifier).
* The first StealthBasedGame is the ''VideoGame/CastleWolfenstein'' by Silas Warner in 1981 Creator/{{Sega}} which predates the arcade game ''005''.''005'' by Creator/{{Sega}}.



* The Ur-Example of an EasterEgg is often believed to be ''VideoGame/{{Adventure}}'', a 1979 game for the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}. However, it was preceded by the "Demo Cart" for the Fairchild Channel F console (released in 1976), in which a key combination could bring the programmer's name, Michael Glass, up on screen. Both ''Alien Invasion'' and ''Video Whizball'' (1978) also had a code to display their programmer's last name (Reid-Selth, for Brad Reid-Selth) on the screen.

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* The Ur-Example of an EasterEgg is often believed to be ''VideoGame/{{Adventure}}'', a 1979 1980 game for the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}. However, it was preceded by the "Demo Cart" for the Fairchild Channel F console (released in 1976), in which a key combination could bring the programmer's name, Michael Glass, up on screen. Both ''Alien Invasion'' and ''Video Whizball'' (1978) also had a code to display their programmer's last name (Reid-Selth, for Brad Reid-Selth) on the screen.screen.
**Preceeding this was the arcade game ''VideoGame/{{Starship1}}'' (1977) by Atari which has a secret button combination which will output the phrase "HI RON!" (Ron being designer Ron Milner of Atari's Cyan Engineering).



* While ''VideoGame/{{Rogue}}'' is the TropeMaker and TropeNamer for the {{Roguelike}} genre, the genre has its Ur-Example a bit earlier: ''VideoGame/{{dnd}}'' features all the elements that would later be associated with Roguelikes - except random dungeon generation, which is one of the most important features of the genre today. It is also the first video game with {{boss battle}}s.

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* While ''VideoGame/{{Rogue}}'' is the TropeMaker and TropeNamer for the {{Roguelike}} genre, the genre has its Ur-Example a bit earlier: ''VideoGame/{{dnd}}'' features all the elements that would later be associated with Roguelikes - except random dungeon generation, which is one of the most important features of the genre today. Roguelikes. It is also (arguably) the first video game with {{boss battle}}s.
8th May '17 8:37:12 PM PaulA
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For instance, one of the pivotal Trope Makers of the DetectiveStory is Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's collection of Literature/CAugusteDupin stories; before Dupin, there is no story ''genre'' of fictional detectives going about the business of solving crimes. Nevertheless, while you may or may not know Poe's Dupin stories, you've [[TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples probably encountered]] a certain Danish Prince named Theater/{{Hamlet}}[[labelnote:Date:]] between 1599 and 1602.[[/labelnote]], who not only sets about to ensnare his uncle [[VillainWithGoodPublicity King Claudius]], but even incorporates into his plans a [[MetaFiction play-within-a-play]] he dubs "The Mousetrap". But half-a-millennium earlier still, "The Tale of the Three Apples" is a proto-DetectiveStory from [[Literature/ArabianNights The Book of One Thousand and One Nights]] [[labelnote: Date:]] The earliest known extant copy of the Arabian Nights is a fragment that dates to the early 9th century CE, so, sometime in the early 800's[[/labelnote]] - which would make "The Tale of the Three Apples" the Ur-Example of the DetectiveStory, or at least a possible candidate. But wait, there's more! Theatre/OedipusRex, first performed in 429 BCE, depicts Oedipus investigating the cause of the plague that has struck his realm. Which will give you an idea of the depth of the rabbit-hole a quest for the Ur-example can lead you down.

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For instance, one of the pivotal Trope Makers of the DetectiveStory is Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's collection of Literature/CAugusteDupin stories; before Dupin, there is no story ''genre'' of fictional detectives going about the business of solving crimes. Nevertheless, while you may or may not know Poe's Dupin stories, you've [[TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples probably encountered]] a certain Danish Prince named Theater/{{Hamlet}}[[labelnote:Date:]] Theatre/{{Hamlet}}[[labelnote:Date:]] between 1599 and 1602.[[/labelnote]], who not only sets about to ensnare his uncle [[VillainWithGoodPublicity King Claudius]], but even incorporates into his plans a [[MetaFiction play-within-a-play]] he dubs "The Mousetrap". But half-a-millennium earlier still, "The Tale of the Three Apples" is a proto-DetectiveStory from [[Literature/ArabianNights The Book of One Thousand and One Nights]] [[labelnote: Date:]] The earliest known extant copy of the Arabian Nights is a fragment that dates to the early 9th century CE, so, sometime in the early 800's[[/labelnote]] - which would make "The Tale of the Three Apples" the Ur-Example of the DetectiveStory, or at least a possible candidate. But wait, there's more! Theatre/OedipusRex, first performed in 429 BCE, depicts Oedipus investigating the cause of the plague that has struck his realm. Which will give you an idea of the depth of the rabbit-hole a quest for the Ur-example can lead you down.
29th Apr '17 3:46:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'' was released in 1994 by {{Creator/Konami}} for the [[TurboGrafx16 PC Engine]]. It was the [[TropeCodifier revolutionizing dating sim]] that presented winnable girls with complex personalities and challenging standards to win their love. It also was the first galge ViralMarketing CashCowFranchise that series such as ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' and ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'' would emulate in later years.

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* ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'' ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' was released in 1994 by {{Creator/Konami}} for the [[TurboGrafx16 PC Engine]]. It was the [[TropeCodifier revolutionizing dating sim]] that presented winnable girls with complex personalities and challenging standards to win their love. It also was the first galge ViralMarketing CashCowFranchise that series such as ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' and ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'' would emulate in later years.
23rd Apr '17 4:07:28 PM nombretomado
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* ToyStory, and to that extent all of Creator/{{Pixar}}, is the crowning pioneer for AllCGICartoon. Before ToyStory, computer animation was mainly used in special effects or commercials and short films and in 1995 the idea of a fully computer animated film was preposterous. And nowadays they're considered the norm.

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* ToyStory, ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', and to that extent all of Creator/{{Pixar}}, is the crowning pioneer for AllCGICartoon. Before ToyStory, ''Toy Story'', computer animation was mainly used in special effects or commercials and short films and in 1995 the idea of a fully computer animated film was preposterous. And nowadays they're considered the norm.
19th Apr '17 10:32:53 AM TimeLordVictorious
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* "[[Music/WishYouWereHere Welcome to the Machine]]" by Music/PinkFloyd was this for {{industrial}} songs.
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