Innovative Leisure

Innovative Leisure

Lars Leckie Historical



Innovative Leisure is a mobile gaming company started by Seamus Blackley (co-creator of Xbox) and his partner Van Burnham (Wired). They have recruited a team of veteran game designers from the “golden age” of Atari in the 1980s and 1970s. Their plan is to create games for the “new arcade” on iOS (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch) devices.

They include Ed Rotberg, the creator of the classic Atari game Battlezone; Owen Rubin, the creator of Major Havoc and Space Duel; Rich Adam, the creator of Gravitar and codeveloper of Missile Command; Ed Logg, the co-creator of Asteroids and Centipede; Dennis Koble, the creator of Touch Me and Shooting Gallery; Tim Skelly, the only non-Atari veteran arcade game designer who worked for Cinematronics and created games such as Rip-Off; and Bruce Merrit, the creator of Black Widow.