Rebecca Heineman

Programmer, Video Game Designer

1963 –

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Who is Rebecca Heineman?

Rebecca Ann Heineman is an American video game programmer. A long-time veteran of the computer game industry, Heineman was a founding member of Interplay Productions, Logicware, Contraband Entertainment. She has also been affiliated at various times with Barking Lizards Technologies, Electronic Arts, Bloomberg, Microsoft, MacPlay and Ubisoft, among other game companies. She is currently working for Sony Computer Entertainment in the Foster City office.

She won the National Space Invaders Championship, sponsored by Atari, in November, 1980, making her the first person to ever win a national video game contest.

In the mid-1980s, Heineman programmed the cult classic graphic adventure games Tass Times in Tonetown and The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate. Heineman also programmed the Macintosh, Super Nintendo and Apple IIGS ports of Another World, as well as some other lesser-known games, such as Mindshadow, Borrowed Time, Battle Chess, and The Tracer Sanction.

Due to her love of storing hamburgers in her desk drawers, her friends call her "Burger".

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Oct 30, 1963
United States of America
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on July 23, 2013

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