A Quick History of Centipede
An Innovative Arcade Game
Centipede was actually the first game to employ a trackball and vertical orientation. In addition to the innovative game play, the game was designed by Ed Logg and Dona Bailey. Dona was one of the very few female game programmers during this period of time. This also led to a large following by female gamers for the coin-operated game.
The Legacy of Centipede
The popularity of Centipede grew and grew, and therefore, Millipede was launched as a sequel in 1982. Unfortunately, this arcade game did not create quite as much excitement as its ‘older brother’ did.
Centipede, like many vintage arcade games, was also created for a variety of ports, home systems, and additional platforms such as: