Chris Hecker is a video game programmer and commentator. He began his career at Microsoft and went on to found the gaming company Definition Six. He is widely known for his engineering work on the 2008 game SPORE. Hecker is an advocate for the indie game industry and is a co-founder of the Indie Game Jam. He has written a number of articles on programming and has been an editor for Game Developer Magazine and the Journal of Graphics Tools.