Reports came in of some machines taking over $1,000 a week in earnings, allowing the capital investment in the game to be repaid in a matter of days.

Logg’s uncanny ability to hone gameplay with just the right balance of risk and reward, played into Atari’s mantra of “Easy to learn, difficult to master”, and earned him the nickname “Golden Boy” within the corridors of Atari.

Atari Asteroids: Creating a Vector Arcade Classic