Rebecca Heineman became the worlds first e-sport champion, when she won the Atari national championship in Space Invaders in 1980 only 17 years old – in the last 39 years she has developed 275 games and is currently working one 3 new original games! Rebecca also known as BurgerBetty will be on the Atari women […]
Dona Bailey was the first woman game developer in the Atari coin-up department which made Arcade games in the 1980-ties and she made Centipede! Dona signed this miniature version of Centipede! Help us celebrate #atariwomen.org #ECCC & submit a question or topic we should discuss https://tinyurl.com/y4x5t6un #donebaileymadecentipede
We are happy to announce that we are organising a Panel at Emerald City Comic Con – celebrating women in early gaming – you can read more about the panelists and suggest topics you want us to discuss!
AtariWomen is a research project aimed at celebrating the hidden stories of women, who made crucial engineering contributions to Atari games in early 70ties and 80ties. According to media historians Nathan Esmenger and Marie Hicks, women have been essential to the rise of computing in both US and UK – nevertheless, only few women are known […]