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Heading a one-man team of night-shift engineers, Steve Jobs – somewhat unpopular among other Atari employees, including Alcorn – formed a then-unknown alliance with Steve Wozniak to develop Breakout. Challenged with creating the game using a limited number of chips, Wozniak worked on the game while employed at Hewlett Packard and Jobs largely took the credit, as well as the lion’s share of the bonus. Breakout remains a smash hit for Atari and served as inspiration for the design of the Apple II computer years later.

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