Warren Robinett
Guy Lochhead, 02/09/10
American computer scientist and video game designer. Robinett’s first development was the 1978 game ‘Adventure’, for the Atari 2600. This was the first graphical adventure game, It also contained the first ‘Easter egg’ (in reaction to Atari not naming their designers, Robinett designed a secret screen that read ‘created by Warren Robinett’). He left Atari and co-founded The Learning Company, one of the first educational software companies. The Learning Company published ‘Rocky’s Boots’, which aimed to teach digital logic. Robinett has since worked on virtual reality software for NASA, and medical software that enables macromolecular manipulation. An inspirational figure. Include ‘Rocky’s Boots’ for the Commodore 64. This is not his best work by any means, but it was made outside of any wider company intention, and therefore has a unique value.

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