Larry Kaplan is an American video game designer and programmer best known for the 1981 Atari 2600 game, Kaboom!. and for co-founding Activision. Kaplan studied at the University of California, Berkeley from 1968 through 1974 and graduated with a degree in Computer Science. He initially worked at Atari from August 1976 and was responsible for a lot of their sales. Due to the lack of recognition for his work, he left Atari becoming one of the five co-founders of Activision in 1979. Since leaving Activision in 1982, Kaplan has worked at Amiga, Atari Games, Silicon Graphics, Worlds of Wonder, and MicroUnity. He was hired as Lead Technical Director on the movie Antz, but only stayed with the project for a few months.