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Game Writer, Story Designer Rhianna Pratchett Opens Website

We always like to keep an eye on industry professionals who have contributed a great deal to the rising artistic achievements in video games. Rhianna Pratchett is one of them, and as Joystiq tells us, she has launched her own website.

If you're not familiar with Pratchett's work, she is a professional writer of over ten years who has penned scripts for the likes of Mirror's Edge, Overlord II, and Viking: Battle for Asgard. She's currently writing her first comic book mini-series with DC Comics and has also contributed to several books on gaming narrative (such as "Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing"). We can always use better writing in games, and people like Rhianna are the ones who will continue to push us forward. She's also a member of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, and she seeks to "improve games narrative and the lot of games writers everywhere." The more mainstream this industry becomes, the more we're going to need such talent and we're hoping to see much more in the way of engaging and professional scripts in the near future. Obviously, the one title everyone always points to is last year's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, and although it was indeed an impressive accomplishment, there's still a ways to go.

Learn more about Rhianna Pratchett at her website if you wish, and if you're willing, sit back and reflect for a moment on just how far the industry has come in terms of storytelling... In many respects, gaming is still in its infancy stages, and really, the only limit is our own imaginations.

3/18/2009 John Shepard

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Comments (12 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 @ 11:02:43 PM
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She looks a little like Trinity.

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ImTheMan
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 3:08:02 AM

who is that

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Orvisman
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 9:45:14 AM

The actress Carrie-Ann Moss, who played Trinity in the Matrix trilogy.

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ImTheMan
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 6:32:03 PM

well in that case, no she doesnt

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Qubex
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 12:28:24 AM
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Looks like a lovely lady; and talented too... going check her website out!

Q!

"i am home"

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 7:36:56 AM
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Lets be honest the story of Mirrors Edge was hardly gripping, i skipped most of the cutscenes (Which i dont usually do.)

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city96
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 2:28:06 PM

Probably because they were 2D?

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Arvis
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 10:25:05 AM
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I have a feeling that if she weren't hot, this article wouldn't exist.

In other words: Good Job, Mr. Shepard! =D

-Arvis

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 10:30:37 AM
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*Rolls Eyes*

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Arvis
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 10:48:55 AM

Oh look, UltimaDream has a problem with something. Contact the newspapers! =D

-Arvis

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 11:25:07 AM
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well come on its quite a lousy article and like you said if she was'nt female this article wouldnt exist. still not as awful as thoughs geeky gamer articles on female gamers lol

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 2:55:47 PM

You can believe what you want, but we LIKE video game writers around here.

Your negativity is getting a little tiresome, to be honest.

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