BECKY ALLEN has worked in the audio gaming industry for over 20 years.  She is currently at PopCap/EA where she recently Directed the audio for Plants Vs. Zombies Heroes.

Becky received her MFA at California Institute of the Arts where she studied with Morton Subotnick.   After graduating, she worked at Microsoft as Audio Lead, Sound Designer, and Composer on a variety of projects. 

She returned to Los Angeles and worked in business and production for Soundelux Design Music Group for 13 years. During her tenure there, she also continued working on her own music with artists such as Sharon Lockhart and Bill Viola.

In 2012, she moved back to Seattle to work at PopCap Games where she is currently head of Audio for the Studio.  

Becky is also a Founding Member of AMP ( Audio Mentorship Project ) since 2017.

2016-2017 Speaking Engagements

  • University of Rochester
    • Guest Lecturer and Game music class

  • Game Developer's Conference
    • Always be composing: the flexible music system of Plants Vs. Zombies Heroes                   
    • Round Table “Beyond the Sound Guy” 
    • Raising Tides – one in a series of micro talks 
    • PopCap Audio Team – panel

Previous Speaking

  • 2016 Game Sound Con (GSC)
    • Women in Game Audio Round Table
    • From Seed to Super Hero: Plants Vs. Zombies Heroes Audio post-mortem
    • Audio Director's and Composer's Panel
  • 2016 Game Developer's Conference (GDC)
    • Round Table “Beyond the Sound Guy”
    • ​​​Sound design demo derby Panelist GDC 
  • ​2015 
    • Audio Director Panel​ (GSC)
    • Sound design demo derby Panelist (GDC)
  • 2014 - DigiPen Lecture on Interactive music and integration for Peggle 2 (Fairy character)
  • 2013 - IGDA, Seattle lecture on audio scripting for mobile games 
  • 2002- 2007 - Audio workshops at USC/MFA program for artists