David Crane is a video game designer and programmer who is best known for creating Pitfall! and A Boy and His Blob. Crane began his career in hardware design with National Semiconductor before starting his programming career at Atari.
Pitfall! is a platforming video game developed and published by Activision. The game was designed and programmed by ex-Atari programmer David Crane for the Atari 2600. Players take control of Pitfall Harry in his quest to collect 32 treasures through the jungle in a 20-minute time limit while avoiding obstacles and hazards. Released in September 1982, PitFall! is one of the first platform video games and helped define the side-scrolling platformer genre.