My First Alphabet (video Game)

My First Alphabet was a computer game for the Atari 800 series. It was programmed by Fernando Herrera and published by the Atari Program Exchange in 1981.

Herrera's son, Steve, was born with severe cataracts and was pronounced blind by medical specialists. Refusing to place his son in remedial classes, Herrera wrote a program to help his son learn the alphabet. After several months, his son made rapid progress, overcoming his handicap. The program later evolved into My First Alphabet.

The game was the first APX Star Award winner (1981), winning $25,000 from Atari.

Herrera later co-founded First Star Software, makers of Astro Chase, Boulder Dash, Spy vs. Spy and other hits.

Famous quotes containing the word alphabet:

    I wonder, Mr. Bone man, what you’re thinking
    of your fury now, gone sour as a sinking whale,
    crawling up the alphabet on her own bones.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)