Larry Kaplan is an American video game designer and programmer. He initially worked at Atari and was responsible for a lot of their sales. Due to the lack of recognition for his work, he left Atari and became one of the five co-founders of Activision.
Kaplan left Activision in 1982 for stints at Amiga, Atari, Silicon Graphics, and Worlds of Wonder. At last report, Kaplan worked for Microunity, and lives in Los Altos, California, United States with his wife and three boys.
In addition to Kaboom!, Kaplan wrote the following Atari 2600 games:
- Air-Sea Battle (1977; one of the nine Atari 2600 launch titles)
- Street Racer (1977; one of the nine Atari 2600 launch titles)
- Brain Games (1978)
- Bowling (1979)
- Bridge (1981, for Activision)
- Larry Kaplan's profile at MobyGames
- Listing of Kaplan's library of work on AtariAge
- Interview with Larry Kaplan at Digital Press
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