The Rebellious Origin Story of the Video Game Easter Egg

Great Big Story sat down with video game designer Warren Robinett, who was the developer of the Atari 2600‘s Adventure, to find out the rebellious origin story of the video game Easter egg.

Video game designer Warren Robinett was a pioneer of his craft. He conceptualized and programmed the groundbreaking video game “Adventure” for the Atari 2600. A huge commercial success, the game sold over one million cartridges. But “Adventure” did more than delight consumers; Robinett hid something within the game that altered the landscape of video games forever.