1001 Video Games
appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
by General Editor Tony Mott.
The participation of Apple founders Steve Jobs
and Steve Wozniak
in the development of the original arcade version of this game (following a design by Atari founder Nolan Bushnell
) may explain why some version of it (e.g. BRICK OUT
) is always one of the first games available for play on any Apple platform.
The Atari 2600 version of this game was the primary subject of one of the earliest popular books concerning video games, David Sudnow
's 1979 Pilgrim in the Microworld
, an account of his obsessive descent into its world of balls and bricks.