Larry Kaplan

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Larry Kaplan is an American video game designer and programmer. He studied at Berkeley from 1968-74 and graduated with a degree in Computer Science.[1] He initially worked at Atari from August 1976 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 in 1979.

He is best known for his Atari 2600 creation, Kaboom!.[2] The game was published by Activision in 1981.

Kaplan left Activision in 1982 for stints at Amiga, Atari, Silicon Graphics, and Worlds of Wonder. He also worked as Lead Technical Director on the movie 'Antz'.[3] 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:[4]


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