Warren Robinett was the designer of the first graphical action-adventure game (Adventure
) for the Atari 2600 Video Computer System (VCS). By the time it came out in 1979, he had already left the company.
He became the chief software engineer as a co-founder of The Learning Company
in 1980. There he created Rocky's Boots
in 1982, one of the first successful educational games that taught Boolean logic using a puzzle game format.