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Roberta Williams

Roberta WilliamsAKA Roberta Heuer

Born: 16-Feb-1953

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Artist, Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Queen of the Graphic Adventure

Roberta Williams was one of the first female videogame designers. Her work includes a series of graphic-text adventure games including Mystery House (1980), many releases of King's Quest (1984-92), horror game Phantasmagoria, and Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!. She founded the game company Sierra with her husband Ken Williams. Roberta posed for the box cover of an early pornographic game for the Apple II called Softporn Adventure.

Father: John Heuer (agriculture inspector)
Mother: Nova (homemaker)
Brother: Jim (b. 1954)
Husband: Ken Williams (co-founder of Sierra-On-Line, m. 4-Nov-1972)
Son: D.J. Williams (QA Engineer, b. 1973)
Son: Chris Williams (b. 1979)

    High School: La Verne, CA

    Sierra Entertainment Co-Founder (1979-98)

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