What is CHIP-8?
CHIP-8 is a programming language for 8-bit computers that was developed in the 1970s. It is an interpreted language that was intended for game development. It originally ran on the COSMAC VIP and Telmac 1800 computers, but some graphics computers used interpreters derived from the language. CHIP-8 runs in a virtual machine.

CHIP-8 is an interpreted programming language for kit-based 8-bit microcomputers that didn't hit the market until the 1970s. The language developed by Joseph Weisbäcker was developed to make it easier to program video games on these computers.

These games included home versions of 'Pong', 'Space Invaders', 'Pac-Man' and other games popular for the COSMAC VIP and Telmac 1800 computers in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The language runs in a virtual machine. CHIP-8 is still available for most computing platforms today, although the user community is small. There are implementations for graphics calculators as well.

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