Have you ever heard of "Dani Bunten"?
Kotaku" Gaming site comes this salute to "Dani" who was born Daniel and was a pioneer in the gaming world.
"There are plenty of legends in the world of video games whose names will
fly off the tongues of casual fans. Nolan Bushnell. Trip Hawkins.
Shigeru Miyamoto. Will Wright. Sid Meier.
It's a shame, then, that so few can name another of the all-time greats, Danielle Bunten Berry.
Or, as she was known before 1992, Dan Bunten.
The designer born as Daniel Paul Bunten in 1949 is important to video
games for any number of reasons, some trivial, some vital to the
progression of the entire medium.
Her first game (yes, her first game, we'll get to that), 1978's Wheeler Dealers,
was the first ever PC game to be sold in a printed box instead of a
sleeve or plastic bag, a necessity born of the game's inclusion of a
Sadly, she passed away in 1998 from lung cancer. For more on the story, follow the link above.