GAME DESIGNER

Roberta Williams

1953 - Today

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Roberta Williams (born February 16, 1953) is an American video game designer, writer, and a co-founder of Sierra On-Line (later known as Sierra Entertainment), who developed her first game while living in Simi Valley, California. She is most famous for her work in the field of graphic adventure games with titles such as Mystery House, the King's Quest series, and Phantasmagoria. She is married to Ken Williams and retired in 1999. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roberta Williams has received more than 453,960 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Roberta Williams is the 30th most popular game designer (down from 27th in 2019), the 9,016th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,083rd in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Game Designer.

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  • 450k

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  • 55.11

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.83

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.18

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among GAME DESIGNERS

Among game designers, Roberta Williams ranks 30 out of 46Before her are Hidetaka Miyazaki, Eiji Aonuma, John Carmack, John Romero, David Cage, and Yoshinori Kitase. After her are Ron Gilbert, Yuji Naka, Dave Arneson, Kazunori Yamauchi, Yuji Horii, and Hideki Kamiya.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1953, Roberta Williams ranks 392Before her are Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin, Bernt Johansson, Larry Miller, Nelo Vingada, Eiji Ueda, and Yuri Gavrilov. After her are Jimmy Iovine, Hana Laszlo, Bess Armstrong, Bobby Rahal, Arta Dade, and Viktor Kozin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Roberta Williams ranks 9,016 out of 15,968Before her are Eddie Cahill (1978), Anikka Albrite (1988), Buck Owens (1929), Joe E. Brown (1891), Zitkala-Sa (1876), and C. I. Lewis (1883). After her are Chuck Liddell (1969), Mike Godwin (1956), Jerry Trainor (1977), Adrian Pasdar (1965), Ward Kimball (1914), and Wallace Roney (1960).

Among GAME DESIGNERS In United States

Among game designers born in United States, Roberta Williams ranks 9Before her are Steve Jackson (1953), Lizzie Magie (1866), Gary Gygax (1938), Will Wright (1960), John Carmack (1970), and John Romero (1967). After her are Ron Gilbert (1964), Dave Arneson (1947), Mark Cerny (1964), Ed Boon (1964), Scott Cawthon (1971), and Carol Shaw (1955).