|Rebecca Ann Heineman|
Rebecca, at age 42
|Born||William Salvador Heineman
October 30, 1963
Los Angeles, California
|Other names||Burger Becky|
|Occupation||game designer and programmer|
|Known for||Programmer of The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate and Dragon Wars|
Rebecca Ann Heineman (born William Salvador Heineman) is an American video game programmer. A long-time veteran of the computer game industry (originally credited mostly as Bill Heineman), 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 as the CEO of Olde Skuul in the Seattle, Washington.
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.
On March 17, 2008, she launched a webcomic called Sailor Ranko based on her novels set in the Sailor Ranko universe created by Duncan Zillman and Kevin D. Hammel, based on characters from Sailor Moon and Ranma 1/2. The art for the webcomic was done by Allison Decker while paneling and lettering was done by Joseph Fanning.
- Rebecca's bio from Olde Skuul's website
- Video Game History November 1980
- Interview with Michael Cranford an audio recording of Michael speaking about how "Burger" got her nickname
- Rebecca Heineman's Fanfiction.net page copies of Rebecca's novels and short stories
- Becky's coming out letter from Becky's Livejournal
- Interview of Rebecca Heineman that goes into detail of her career and transition
- The Adventures of Sailor Ranko start date of the first page of the comic.