Larry Kaplan

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Larry Kaplan is an American video game designer and programmer best known for the 1981 Atari 2600 game, Kaboom!.[1] and for co-founding Activision.

Kaplan studied at the University of California, Berkeley from 1968 through 1974 and graduated with a degree in Computer Science.[2] He initially worked at Atari from August 1976 and was responsible for a lot of their sales.[citation needed] Due to the lack of recognition for his work, he left Atari and then joined Activision in late 1979. Since leaving Activision in 1982, Kaplan has worked at Amiga, Atari Games, Silicon Graphics, Worlds of Wonder, and MicroUnity.

He was hired as Lead Technical Director on the movie Antz, but stayed with the project for only a few months.[2]


Kaplan wrote the following Atari 2600 games:[3]


  1. ^ Stilphen, Scott. "... Larry Kaplan". DP Interviews. Retrieved November 7, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "DP Interviews..."
  3. ^ Yarusso, Albert. "Programmers – Larry Kaplan". AtariAge. Retrieved December 5, 2010.

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