July 6, 2022

Atari co-founder dies at age 80

It is with sad news that we announce the passing of a gaming industry legend Ted Dabney, on May 26, 2018 at the age of 80.

Dabney co-founded Atari alongside friend and colleague Nolan Bushnell in 1972.  Although he only stayed with Atari for a couple of years those of us who grew up in the 70’s will remember fondly the early games of Computer Space and Pong.  Computer Space was the worlds’s first commercially available arcade game and the basis for the beloved game Pong.

Although Dabney was involved minimally in the gaming industry after his departure from Artari, his contributions have had a lasting effect on the community.

The gaming community thanks you for your early contributions to the industry. Without innovators like you we may not have had the games we have today.  You will be missed.

For more information on Dabney’s life and career see Wikipedia.


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