What was this 1985 Mac educational game featuring a robot on skates?
March 19, 2004 9:53 AM   Subscribe

In 1985 or so, there was an educational game for the Macintosh that I exactly once. It featured a robot on skates with an iconic programming language that you use to help make it travel safely through little virtual worlds. What was it called?
posted by plinth to Computers & Internet (11 answers total)
Are you talking about Robot Odyssey?


That was a great game. Unfortunately I was a little too dumb to figure very much of it out (although I am a professional coder now.) Also, from he same folks:

Rocky's Boots.
posted by n9 at 10:11 AM on March 19, 2004

Hrm. On second read I see that you said it was a program for the Mac. Well. I guess it wasn't either of my answers, then.
posted by n9 at 10:12 AM on March 19, 2004

I though Robot Odyseey was for Apple- that link just provides emu/roms to run it on a PC...Or is apple technically not the same thing as a Mac?
posted by jmd82 at 11:20 AM on March 19, 2004

Best answer: ChipWits. I still have my original disk (and probably the manual) from 1985. There was something about it I didn't care for; Robot Odyssey on the Apple ][ was better.
posted by D.C. at 11:26 AM on March 19, 2004

I miss LOGO.
posted by me3dia at 11:29 AM on March 19, 2004

You don't have to miss Logo.
posted by namespan at 12:11 PM on March 19, 2004

Response by poster: ChipWIts was it. Thanks!
posted by plinth at 12:49 PM on March 19, 2004

WOW! I'd forgotten all about Chipwits. That was a really nice game, too.

An Apple ][ is a whole different beast than the Mac, yes. Somewhere in the neighboorhood of a Commodore 64, the Apple ][ series was 8-bit and ran on a 6502 running at about 1 Mhz.

The original mac was 16 bit and ran on the 6800 chip.

It's hard to believe how many people I talk to these days who are too young to remember the Apple ][. Jeebus.
posted by n9 at 2:12 PM on March 19, 2004

er, 68000 chip, I meant.
posted by n9 at 2:13 PM on March 19, 2004

you might be interested in toontalk too.
posted by andrew cooke at 4:34 AM on March 21, 2004

I tutorted a kid Logo a year or two ago. It's not dead. It's still the best educational language.
posted by abcde at 2:25 PM on March 22, 2004

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