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CHIP-8 is an interpreted programming language that operates on an interpreter and a virtual machine for implementing simple video games. It was created in the mid-1970s to facilitate game development on various home computers of its time. CHIP-8 programs are usually stored in ROM format and can be executed by systems supporting it, such as early microcomputers or emulators today. Although designed for gaming, CHIP-8 programs can also perform simple mathematical operations and draw graphics on screen, making it a good platform for beginners learning the basics of game development and system architecture understanding.

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