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Bolo was created by Stuart Cheshire of Stanford University. It has evolved from a little-known tank game on the BBC Micro to an explosively successful Macintosh game that is played constantly on the Internet, as well as many smaller networks. The author summarizes his work:

"Bolo is a 16 player graphical networked real-time multi-player tank battle game. It has elements of arcade-style shoot-em-up action, but for the serious players who play 12 hour games with 16 players working in teams in different networked computer clusters around an office or university campus, it becomes more of a strategy game. You have to play it to understand." The graphics and controls are pretty simple, as is the objective... conquer all the bases and pills.
Imagine a simple 2-D tank game based on an island made up of 	grass, swamp, and water. This island is completely surrounded by 	deep sea that can only be accessed with a boat. There are bases 	to refuel on. Drop mines and create craters. Pillboxes shoot at 	unfriendly tanks. Farm trees to build roads or walls which take 	damage when shot and eventually turn into rubble.