Brian A. Rice

15W621 83rd Street
Burr Ridge, IL  60521 
(630) 654-9225 (phone) 
(630) 654-9298 (fax)

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18+ years developing commercial applications and consumer products for a variety of computing platforms including Windows 95/NT, Macintosh, and the Internet, as well as a wide variety of gaming systems and other computer platforms. Languages include C, C++, Java, Lingo, and Basic. Proven ability to manage and implement software projects from initial definition, through design, coding, and testing.



Principle in the creation of over 100 products, including DeBabelizer Pro for Windows 95/NT; Iron Helix and Myst for Sega-CD; Home Alone, Shanghai II, and Young Indiana Jones for Sega Genesis; The Electric Crayon, The Electric Jigsaw, and many others for the PC and other micro-computer platforms. (A complete list is at the end of the resume.)



Programming, new technology, interface design, team management, client relations, contract negotiations, CD-ROM development, computer graphics, internet, web development, multimedia.

C/C++, MFC, COM/OLE, JavaScript, Java, HTML, Basic, Lingo, 8086, 68000, 6502, 65816, Fortran, Cobol, Pascal, RPG, Hypertalk, OWL  

Computer Systems
Windows 95/NT, MS-DOS, Macintosh, Unix, Commodore C-64, Amiga, Apple II 

Game Platforms
Sega Genesis, SegaCD, GameGear, Pioneer LaserActive, Atari Jaguar, Atari Lynx, CD-TV 

Microsoft Visual C++, Microsoft Visual SourceSafe, Microsoft Visual J++, Microsoft Office, Microsoft FrontPage 97, Borland C++, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Director, Internet Explorer, Netscape, DeBabelizer, Quicktime, Novell NetWare (IBM & Mac), CICS, HyperCard

D2 video production, teletext, Ardis, pager networks, compression and error-correction technologies, TAP/IXO protocols, IPX, CD audio production, animation, 3-D programming, interactive laserdisc, e-mail enabled applications, LAN management, Novell CNE, MHS, wireless communications, database design.

Implemented C runtime environment on several game systems and developed operating systems software to support game applications development. 



1997 - Present, Taproot Interactive Studio, Director of Technology

Taproot is a premier builder of web sites and CD-ROM's. Work directly with clients to evaluate their needs and requirements. Develop proposals and technical specifications. Lead the development team. Evaluation and development of internal technology.

1995 - 1997, Equilibrium, Chief Architect of DeBabelizer Pro for Windows

Primary designer of both the UI and the internal architecture of DeBabelizer Pro for Windows. This was a conversion of the Macintosh DeBabelizer product, where it was important to utilize legacy code and, at the same time, take advantage of the latest in UI design and operating system technology.

1981 - 1995, Brian A. Rice, Inc., President

Brian A. Rice, Inc. was a multimedia software development and consulting company. The company created over 100 products for the educational, video game, and computer based training marketplaces.

Led staff and sub-contractors, numbering up to 20 people, in the design, production, and development of these products.

The products developed by Brian A. Rice, Inc. range from original consumer titles to corporate training CD-ROMS. The list of titles includes the Electric Crayon, a multi-platform computer coloring book best seller, Home Alone, Shanghai II, and Young Indiana Jones Sega cartridges. Brian A. Rice, Inc. also performed conversions of many popular games including Myst and Iron Helix.

For a complete client and product list, click here.

1980-1981, Decision Consultants, Inc., Consultant

Applications and systems programming consulting.

1979-1980, Berry Bearing Company, Systems Programmer

Applications and system programming in an IBM mainframe environment.


Educational Background

Majored in Computer Science at Bradley University, Peoria, IL, 1976-1979


Complete Client and Product List

Activision (Mediagenic)

Atari Corporation

Atari Corporation/V-Real, Inc.

American Library Association

Drew Pictures



Educational Publishing Concepts





Lab Safety Supply

The Learning Seed

Merit Studios/Polarware, Inc.


MicroIllusions/Electronic Arts


Optimum Resources, Inc.

PC Globe


Random House


Sega of America, Inc.

Society For Visual Education (SVE)

Sugar Association

Sunsoft, Inc.

Teacher Support Software


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