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Roberta Williams

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Roberta Lynn Williams (née Heuer; born February 16, 1953) is an American video game designer and writer, who co-founded Sierra On-Line with her husband, game developer Ken Williams. In 1980, her first game, Mystery House, became a modest commercial success; it is credited as the first graphic adventure game. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roberta Williams has received more than 782,964 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Roberta Williams is the 35th most popular game designer (down from 30th in 2019), the 10,113th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,999th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Game Designer.

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  • 22

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  • 3.41

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Among game designers, Roberta Williams ranks 35 out of 56Before her are Tetsuya Nomura, Dave Arneson, Yuji Horii, Yuji Naka, Hideki Kamiya, and Ron Gilbert. After her are Scott Cawthon, Ed Boon, Kazunori Yamauchi, Al Lowe, Naoto Ohshima, and Chris Taylor.

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Among people born in 1953, Roberta Williams ranks 456Before her are Pavol Biroš, Lucinda Williams, Anna Komorowska, Yuri Gavrilov, Jeff Berlin, and Jan Möller. After her are Vlastimil Petržela, Constantin Alexandru, František Štambachr, Vasundhara Raje, Stuart Baxter, and Vangelis Meimarakis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Roberta Williams ranks 10,113 out of 18,182Before her are Loren Murchison (1898), Richard Murphy (1931), Reg E. Cathey (1958), Lisa Cholodenko (1964), Mina (1997), and Jeannie Berlin (1949). After her are Eben Moglen (1959), Branford Marsalis (1960), Deb Haaland (1960), May Allison (1890), S. David Griggs (1939), and Bill Thompson (1913).

Among GAME DESIGNERS In United States

Among game designers born in United States, Roberta Williams ranks 11Before her are Steve Jackson (1953), Will Wright (1960), John Carmack (1970), John Romero (1967), Dave Arneson (1947), and Ron Gilbert (1964). After her are Scott Cawthon (1971), Ed Boon (1964), Carol Shaw (1955), Tim Schafer (1967), Todd Howard (1971), and Michael Morhaime (1967).