Adventure was a labyrinth video game released in the winter of 1
In addition to these innovations, it may boast of having the first video game Easter egg that was widely known at the time the game was released. In contrast to earlier video games where Easter eggs were unclear, they often became largely unknown until the video game was imitated (such as the Fairchild Channel Fs Easter Egg Video Whizball of 1978), Adventure's Easter egg was known during the heyday of the game. Most players were aware of the trick of picking up a tiny, almost invisible, one-pixel key and entering a chamber where the programmer's name, Warren Robinett, was displayed on the screen.
The Easter egg is not just a bit of vanity, it's an interesting look at the Atari culture at that time. Atari strived to brand games as Atari products without bringing the names of game designers into the marquee, so to speak. It was such a contentious issue that some of Atari's top talents left the company, including David Crane and Larry Kaplan. Robinet's easter egg was a somewhat subversive work that allowed him to put his name into play, though Atari did not put his name on the cover.