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Apple Macintosh Software Game - 'Gold of the Americas', 3½" Floppy Disk, 1990 Object Reg. No: HT 13674

'Gold of the Americas' is a computer game on two floppy disks with a booklet and two marketing cards in a cardboard box with a printed sleeve. The game was released in 1990.

'Gold of Americas' is a political, economic and military strategy game about the exploitation of North and South America during the period 1500 to 1800. A player takes the role of one of the following colonial powers: Spain, Portugal, France or England. Players are able to marshal armies, set up colonies and trading expeditions. Players can pillage native empires, mine resources and invest in development. The interaction with other players includes raiding of assets and invasion.

This object was collected because it was designed and produced by an Australian software development company, the Strategic Studies Group, commonly known as SSG, that makes strategy war games.

It was also collected because it is representative of the use of the graphic user interface (GUI) introduced in 1983, even though the game itself was released in 1990.

In 1983, the donor's parents gave him an Apple II Europlus. He used it for essays, medical school assignments and games. He became especially interested in war games and he stated that an Australian Sydney-based company Strategic Studies Group had the best war games at that time, which he began and continued to collect.

This item is part of a representative collection of hardware, software, trade literature and promotional material that documents the history of the Apple company, and its contribution to, and impact on the computer industry and society.
A white cardboard box in printed sleeve,. The box contains two floppy disks with labels, a booklet of 16 pages a registration card and a blue order form/ post card.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Chee-Yan Hiew, 2006
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 30 mm (Height), 185 mm (Width), 245 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Approximate case dimensions.

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Tagged with: computer games, computer software, computers, computing, education, entertainment
Themes this item is part of: Internet Macintosh User Group (iMug) Collection, The Apple Computer Story - The Graphic User Interface 1983-1984, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: software
Inscriptions: On sleeve " Gold of the Americas - The Conquest o fthe New World" Stephen Hart and Ian Trout
with a sticker, " Mac/Plus/SE/II/IIcx
full colour Program
Multifinder Compatible
1 Megabyte Required
Not Copy Protected

The rear has Instructions and screen images.

The booklet: "Gold of the Americas Game Manual"
Floppy Disk Labels: "Gold of the Americas, The Conquest o fthe New World Disk One"
Version All Rights Reserved

Made in Australia
Manufacturer: Strategic Studies Group, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1990

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