- Rebecca Heineman
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
other_names = Burger Becky
known_for = Programmer of "" and "
game designerand programmer
Rebecca Ann Heineman, formerly known as Bill Heineman, is a
computer gameprogrammer. 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 Artsand MacPlay, among other game companies. She is currently working for Microsoftin the Microsoft XNAGame Division.
In the mid-1980s, Heineman programmed the
cultclassic 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 disorderand began the transition from Bill Heineman into Rebecca Ann Heineman, a transgenderedwoman.
Danielle Bunten Berry
*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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