Scriptwriter and story designer
Speaking at Animex Game
Rhianna Pratchett is an award-winning writer for games, comics, film, TV and the occasional short story. Her long-term love affair with games started when she was six and played Mazogs on the Sinclair ZX81. It later evolved through her work as a journalist for PC Zone and The Guardian. But it was her passion for storytelling which won through when she moved into game development in 2003, eventually becoming one of the industry’s most respected writers. She has wrestled the wild beasts of narrative on titles such as: Heavenly Sword, Mirror’s Edge, the entire Overlord series, Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Her work has received awards from the Writers’ Guild of America, the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, DICE, SXSW, and a BAFTA nomination. In the world of comics, she’s worked for DC, Dark Horse and Marvel (notably Mirror’s Edge and Tomb Raider) and is currently writing film and TV projects with the Jim Henson Company, Film4 and O3 Productions. Her latest short story is featured in the Press Start to Play anthology by Penguin Random House. Like most writers, Rhianna likes hard liquor and soft cats.
Talk: Writing for Games
Games writers James Swallow (Deus Ex: Human Revolution) and Rihanna Pratchett (Tomb Raider) discuss the joys and challenges of script writing for games and answer your burning questions on the subject.
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