< History of Atari
Nolan Bushnell is best known for founding Atari. In 1971, Nolan Bushnell together with Ted Dabney, created the first arcade game. It was called Computer Space, based on Steve Russell's earlier game of Spacewar!
. The arcade game Pong was created by Nolan Bushnell (with help from Al Alcorn) a year later in 1972.
Nolan Bushnell invented the video game Pong and is often called the father of computer entertainment.