The firstgameinvented specifically for the computer appeared in early 1962. A new $120,000 computer had just arrived at MIT that was faster and easier to use than the handful of other hulking machines on campus.
What was the first computer game called?
Like many things lost to history, it depends on who you ask. A game called OXO (Noughts and Crosses) was a tic-tac-toe computer game made for the EDSAC computer at Cambridge in 1952. It was the first known (graphical) game to run on a computer even if it didn't move like Tennis For Two.