Rhianna Pratchett

Writer,

As well as being a cat-loving, tea-drinking Brit, Rhianna Pratchett is an award-winning, twenty-year veteran of the games industry.

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 magazine 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 and narrative designers.

Rhianna 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 WGA, the WGGB, DICE, SXSW, and a BAFTA nomination.

Rhianna has written for DC, Dark Horse and Dynamite (notably writing an origin story for Red Sonja’s chainmail bikini) and is currently working on the indie game, Lost Words, as well as film and TV projects with the Jim Henson Company, Film4, New Regency and O3 Productions.

She likes hard liquor and soft cats.

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