The granddaddy of all virtual life computer games. Released in 1985 by Activision (also available as a Mastertronic UK release) the David Crane-developed C64 title challenged what people understood as games. Players made contact with a virtual character who lives in a virtual house, displayed as a cross section on screen. The virtual person walks around in his house, sleeps, showers, works, dances, eats, and plays with his dog. Players can interact via simple commands like knocks and later enter instructions via a text parser. The in-game music (emanating from the little guy's record player or from his piano) was created by Russell Lieblich.