Keith Robinson, Videogame Industry Icon and Intellivision Pioneer, Passes at 61
As was reported last night, Keith Robinson, who was a manager and video game producer at Mattel Electronics from 1981 – 1984 and worked on various Intellivision games, including Tron Solar Sailer (1983), and President of Intellivision Productions, Inc., since 1997, passed away yesterday from heart and kidney failure at the age of 61. Keith also wrote and drew the weekly comic, Making It, since 1985.
Although I only had a chance to engage with Keith on a limited basis (our paths crossed when working on the Intellivision Flashback console for AtGames), and unfortunately never in person, in my brief interactions, my own impressions certainly affirm the outpouring of wonderful stories about what a great guy he was. I offer my sincere condolences to his family and friends.