Rebecca Heineman


Rebecca Heineman

Infobox Person
name = Rebecca Ann Heineman



caption = Rebecca, at age 42
birth_name = William Salvador Heineman
birth_date = Birth date|1963|10|30
birth_place = Los Angeles, California
death_date =
death_place =
other_names = Burger Becky
known_for = Programmer of "" and "Dragon Wars"
occupation = game designer and programmer

Rebecca Ann Heineman, formerly known as Bill Heineman, is a computer game programmer. A long-time veteran of the computer game industry, Heineman has been affiliated at various times with Barking Lizards Technologies, Interplay Productions, Contraband Entertainment, Logicware, Electronic Arts and MacPlay, among other game companies. She is currently working for Microsoft in the Microsoft XNA Game Division.

In the mid-1980s, Heineman programmed the cult classic graphic adventure games "Tass Times in Tonetown" and "". Heineman also programmed some other lesser-known games, such as "Mindshadow", "Borrowed Time" and "The Tracer Sanction".

Due to her love of storing hamburgers in her desk drawers, her friends call her "Burger" (and when they would call for her, she would sometimes respond, "Burger").

In November of 2003, Heineman was diagnosed with gender identity disorder and began the transition from Bill Heineman into Rebecca Ann Heineman, a transgendered woman.

ee also

* Danielle Bunten Berry

External links

*moby developer|id=343|name=Rebecca Heineman's profile (as Bill Heineman)
* [http://www.macgamer.com/interviews/bill_heineman/bill_heineman1.html Interview with Rebecca Heineman on macgamer.com]
* [http://www.burgerbecky.com/ Burger Becky's home page]
* [http://www.sailorranko.com/ Sailor Ranko, a web comic that Rebecca writes]


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