Rhianna Pratchett (born 30 December 1976) is an English video game writer, narrative designer, and journalist. She has worked on titles such as Tomb Raider (2013), Heavenly Sword, Overlord, and Mirror's Edge.
Pratchett is the daughter of the fantasy writer Terry Pratchett and she is the custodian of his Discworld properties.
Rhianna Pratchett studied journalism at the London College of Printing and following graduation began her career writing for Minx magazine, where her first games reviews were published. Shortly after, she moved onto the long running PC Zone magazine as an editorial assistant, staff writer and eventually becoming a section editor. She also wrote for many other publications and organisations including The Guardian.
Pratchett moved into script writing and narrative design in 2002, with the title Beyond Divinity which was produced by Larian Studios in Belgium. She also wrote a novella to accompany the game. In 2007, her work on Heavenly Sword was nominated for a BAFTA and a year later she won a Writers' Guild of Great Britain 'Best Videogame Script' award for Overlord. Pratchett authored the comic Tomb Raider: The Beginning with Dark Horse and the Mirror's Edge miniseries with DC Comics, along with several of her own short stories. She has contributed to various books on games narrative including Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing (edited by Wendy Despain) and Game Writing: Narrative Skills for Videogames (edited by Chris Bateman). In 2013, she was inducted into the European Women in Games Hall of Fame. At E3 2013 a new entry in the Mirror's Edge franchise was announced, fans of Lisa Miskovsky and Rhianna Pratchett made a petition to make sure EA DICE hire her to pen the script for the new game...
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