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Rhianna Pratchett

Games Writer & Developer

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Rhianna Pratchett is a sixteen-year veteran of the videogames industry, having gone from being a journalist for PC Zone magazine and The Guardian newspaper, to moving into games development and becoming one of the most respected writers and narrative designers in her field.

She has worked for companies such as Sony, Electronic Arts, SEGA, Codemasters and Square Enix, and her titles include: Heavenly Sword, Mirror’s Edge, the entire Overlord series and the rebooted Tomb Raider. Her work in videogames has seen her nominated four times for the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain’s Best Videogame Script award, which she won in 2008 for Overlord. That same year her work on Heavenly Sword was also recognised with a BAFTA nomination for ‘Story and Character’.

Rhianna also works in comics, (notably Mirror’s Edge for DC and Tomb Raider for Dark Horse) film and TV. She’s currently on scribing duties for Square Enix’s Rise of the Tomb Raider, Rival Kingdoms for Space Ape Games and two novel-to-screen adaptations. Rhianna is co-director of the Narrativia production company and lives in London with her fiancé and pair of neurotic tabbies.

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