RoboWar icon RoboWar is a programming game created by David Harris and released as shareware for the Mac in 1990. The aim of the game is to write a program to control a battle robot. Up to six robots are placed in an arena with the survivor being declared winner.


RoboWar was published as shareware for the Mac, priced $10-$15. Register users were entitled to enter the official RoboWar tournaments. RoboWar was relicensed as freeware in 1997.

Josh Goldfoot created a disassembler for robot files and published it as freeware:

RoboWar arena screenshot RoboWar debug screenshot

Further Reading

  1. Lewis, Jeff. "RoboWar — A Macintosh Combat Game." The Core War Newsletter 18 (Fall 1994): 7–8.