The IBM PC launched in 1981. Until its release, many people hadn’t programmed for the Intel 8086 architecture, so there weren’t many games to go on day one, for IBM’s ‘business machine’. But that didn’t stop a few fledgling games companies starting up and beginning what became a multi-billion dollar industry in PC games. This is the year where it all began. First in a ten-part series, find out about the beginnings of gaming on the PC.