The Origin of the Shmup Genre

Wow! Browsing randomly I found a nice article about

“The Origin of the Shmup genre – A historical study”

on Gamasutra – a very good gamedev related website.

It’s funny how you can see it is from a PhD guy, he focusses mostly on old stuff and the generics, but does it so in great detail. He kind of forgot about CAVE entirely; he explains why though 🙂

You can find it at the below link: