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Photon: The Ultimate Game on Planet Earth was the first commercialized version of laser tag. Created by inventor, George Carter III, the game saw players join one of two teams: green or red. Players navigated an arena while using their laser gun to hit other players in order to gain points. Matches typically lasted for six minutes. The first arena was installed in Garland, Texas in early of 1984. In addition, home laser tag games, a series of novels, as well as a short-lived TV show called Photon was released to tie into the main game. The game was initially successful, with tournament games being held frequently. However, by 1989, a lack of revenue forced the game to cease operations.