state Texas Vietnam county Dallas UPS Atari 2600 state Texas Vietnam county Dallas

The Long-Lost Developer Of Wabbit, An Early Groundbreaking Video Game, Has Been Found

Reading now: 696

The Video Game History Foundation has finally found the developer of Wabbit, which is believed to be the first console game to feature a playable human girl as the lead.

In 2021, Polygon ran an article about the Video Game History Foundation's search for Wabbit's developer in conjunction with Kevin Bunch, a video game historian who maintains the Atari Archive, and A Critical Hit's Kate Willaert.

However, all that they had on the developer at the time was that she was a Vietnamese woman named «Ban Tran,» which turned out to be a fairly common name in Texas, where she developed Wabbit and another unreleased game.

As Bunch put it when talking to Polygon, soon after working on these projects, Tran became «something of a ghost,» making her particularly difficult to track down.

The website is an aggregator of news from open sources. The source is indicated at the beginning and at the end of the announcement. You can send a complaint on the news if you find it unreliable.