Jennifer Diane Reitz
Jennifer Diane Reitz (born December 30, 1959) is an American writer, webcomic author, and computer programmer. She is known for the website Happy Puppy, which she opened with her partners Stephen P. Lepisto and Sandra Woodruff, and with whom she created the game Boppin' . Reitz has also done game work for Interplay. Reitz is also the founder of Transsexuality (transsexual.org), a site with general information on transsexualism that hosts the COGATI (Combined Gender Identity And Transsexuality Inventory) test. Additionally, she writes game reviews and co-founded a family company, Accursed Toys. Reitz is also a trans woman and has undergone sex reassignment surgery.
On February 14, 1995 Reitz and her partners launched the game website Happy Puppy, where they posted game demos. For a period of time the website was the most visited game website on the Internet and had about 2.5 million downloads per month during 1996, the same year Happy Puppy was acquired by Attitude Network. The website later went offline in 2006.
- Unicorn Jelly
- Pastel Defender Heliotrope
- To Save Her
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Then there's Jennifer Reitz, who's done game work for a number of companies, including Interplay. Yup, you guessed it, she didn't start life with a name quite so feminine as Jennifer. She now runs a site about transgender issues.
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