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How the first console adventure game came to be

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 13, 2015

Warren Robinett was the guy who brought forth the first (?) console-based adventure game… still something of a rarity… as well as the first known “Easter Egg” in a video game.

I wish I could have attended this long-overdue post-mortem on Atari’s “Adventure,” but this article’s highlights of the session fill me with warm fuzzies:

Warren Robinett reflects on his ‘signature’ game: Adventure

While game developers were given an amazing amount of autonomy at Atari back then, two things stood out: they weren’t given credit for their creations, and… well, as has often happened ever since with this kind of game, his superiors were less than supportive.

Yet it became a hit and a classic. Go figure. 🙂

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