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Bill Van Buren

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Bill Van Buren
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Biographical information
Title(s)
  • Producer
  • Designer
  • Lead Animator[1]
  • Content Lead[2]
Time period

February 1998 – July 2012[3]

Bill Van Buren is a producer and designer who worked at Valve.

Biography[edit]

Bill had previously worked at Starwave and Microsoft Corporation in various positions, before forming his media and design company SoundVision in 1997. During this time, Bill joined Valve as a producer to help ship Half-Life in February 1998. He enjoyed working on the game and his co-workers so much that he signed on with the company. He left the company in July 2012.[3][4]

Trivia[edit]

Bill's surname appears in Half-Life as an Easter egg on a Sector D sign office. His wife Donna was used as the reference model for Judith Mossman, though she is uncredited.

Selected gameography[edit]

Official biographies[edit]

Bill Van Buren - Producer/Designer
Like a guest at the dinner party in Bunuels "The Exterminating Angel," Bill signed on for a short stint to help ship Half-Life and found himself unable to leave. Bills pre-Valve experience includes positions at Starwave and Microsoft where he was responsible for art and design direction, production management, and creating art, animation, and the odd bit of music.
Bill Van Buren
Like one of those dinner party guests in Bunuel’s The Exterminating Angel, Bill signed on for a short stint to help Valve ship Half-Life and found himself unable to leave. Bill's pre-Valve experience includes positions at Starwave and Microsoft where he was responsible for art and design direction, production management, and creating art, animation, and the odd bit of music.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Event Wrap-Up: Playing On The Boundaries on Gamasutra (July 13, 2005)
  2. Interview with Bill Van Buren on XSI Base (December 3, 2004) (archived)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Li icon.png Bill Van Buren on LinkedIn
  4. Biography on Valve's official website (March 3, 2000) (archived)