Bill Roper has been a well-known figure in the worldwide gaming industry for
over a decade. He served as a Vice President of Blizzard North and was a
Director of Blizzard Entertainment. Bill oversaw and managed all external
projects, coordinated internal development teams, and headed Blizzard?s project
oversight teams where he was instrumental in shaping the direction of the
From 1994 to 2001, Bill worked directly on all of Blizzard?s top-selling
products in varied producer roles from the Blizzard headquarters in Irvine,
California. These projects included Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Diablo,
StarCraft, Diablo II, Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal and StarCraft: Brood
War. He also played a key role in the world design and managed the manual design
for the Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo series.
Roper also served as a producer on several Macintosh versions of these games
and worked as a member of the project oversight teams for the console versions
of Warcraft II: The Dark Saga, Diablo, and StarCraft 64.
In addition to his managerial responsibilities, Bill applied his education in
Commercial Music with vocal emphasis from California State University, Long
Beach, by both acting in and assisting with the direction of the voice recording
for the Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft franchises.
When Bill isní»t busy gaming or working on the next Flagship title, he attends
too many sporting events, performs with a strangely compelling renaissance
singing group and spends time relaxing with his wife, two cats, three dogs and