Atari Breakout – trending again with the help of Google

A bit of history

Breakout  was inspired by the popular arcade game Pong, the first arcade game developed by Atari Inc. in June 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. But not many know that Pong was actually a second attempt at video game creation. The first one was the not so popular Computer Space. Their idea was to use a TV set and a cheap processor for game rendering. But at that time a cheap processor was about $10.000. Bushnell came with the solution: no processor at all, only transistors and diodes. This helped a lot later on when they developed Pong for Atari. You can check out the more details about the development of the first video games on

Free online versions

If you can watch 20 seconds of advertising you can play some up-to-date Atari Breakout games instead of the crappy version Google is letting you “enjoy” by searching “atari breakout” in image search.

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Atari Super Breakout

Ioan Szabo


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