Blastar for HTML5
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Instructions for the web version
Use the arrow keys to move your ship and the space bar to shoot.
Blastar was a game written by Elon Musk in 1984 (at the age of 12). The source code was published in a magazine and he received $500 for it. Ashlee Vance's
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
includes a reproduction of the page from the publication where it appeared. This version is based on that listing.
Elon has since moved
beyond 8-bit spaceships
"[It was] a trivial game... but better than Flappy Bird."
--Elon Musk (via