David Crane

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David Crane is a video game designer and programmer

Crane started his programming career in Atari, making games for the Atari 2600. He left Atari in 1979, and co-founded Activision along with Alan Miller Jim Levy, Bob Whitehead and Larry Kaplan. Crane designed the game Pitfall, a game that stayed at the top of the charts for 64 weeks.

In 1986, Crane left Activision to co-found Absolute Entertainment with Garry Kitchen. Apparently the main reason for these two leaving was mainly because of Jim Levy's departure, and the way the newly appointed CEO of Activision, Bruce Davis treated video games.

Although Crane worked for Absolute Entertainment, he did all of his programming at his home in California. For Absolute Entertainment, he was known for A Boy and His Blob. In 1995, Absolute Entertainment was dissolved.

In 1995, he co-founded Skyworks Technologies and currently is that organisation's Chief Technical Officer

Software Highlights from Credited Titles

David Crane's first video game work that SPOnG is aware of is the 1981 title, "Dragster" (Atari 2600/VCS) as Lead Programmer.

David's most recent involvement was as Lead Programmer on the 1993 release "Toys" (SNES).

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