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Hello Scratch!: Learn to program by making arcade games by Sadie Ford Gabriel Ford and Melissa Ford

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Chapter 9. Using variables to build your one-player ball-and-paddle game

The people who made the Atari game Breakout also started a brand that will be familiar to anyone with a Mac computer or an iPhone. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, two of the three founders of Apple, made the game Breakout in four days.

Steve Wozniak includes the story of this game in his book, iWoz. He made his own version of Pong to play at home using a television set. It was about a year before Atari made their home version. Steve Jobs worked at Atari, and Wozniak showed them his television-based Pong while visiting Jobs. The people at Atari loved it so much that they offered ...

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