30 December 1976 |
Rowberrow, Somerset, England
|Genres||video games, fantasy|
|Notable work(s)||Heavenly Sword, Mirror's Edge, Tomb Raider|
Her father, Terry Pratchett, is a best-selling fantasy and children's fiction author, famous for his Discworld series of novels. On 14 November 2012, Terry Pratchett announced in an interview that he will leave the intellectual rights for the Discworld series to his daughter who may continue writing for it if she chooses.
She wrote regularly for the (now defunct) PC games magazine PC Zone and The Guardian newspaper. In September 2006, the video game magazine Edge placed her among the 'Game Industry's 100 Most Influential Women'.
Rhianna has worked on the following titles
- Beyond Divinity (Story editor) - Larian Studios (2004)
- Stronghold Legends (Writer) – Firefly Studios/2k (2006)
- Heavenly Sword (Co-Writer/ Story) – Ninja Theory/Sony(2007)
- Overlord (Writer/Co-Audio Director) – Triumph Studios/Codemasters (2007)
- Overlord: Raising Hell - expansion pack (2008)
- Viking: Battle for Asgard (Writer) – The Creative Assembly/Sega (2008)
- Mirror's Edge (Writer) – DICE/EA (2008)
- Prince of Persia (Additional Writer) – Ubisoft Montreal (2008)
- Overlord: Minions (Writer) – Climax/Codemasters (2009)
- Overlord: Dark Legend (Writer/VO Dircetor) – Climax/ Codemasters (2009)
- Overlord II (Writer/VO Director) – Triumph/Codemasters (2009)
- Risen (Co-Writer) – Piranha Bytes/Deep Silver (2009)
- CSI: Fatal Conspiracy (Writer) – Telltale/Ubisoft (2010)
- Bioshock Infinite (Additional Writer) – Irrational Games/2k (2013)
- Tomb Raider (Lead Writer) – Crystal Dynamics/SE (2013)
- Beat Buddy: Tale of the Guardians (Writer) – Threaks (2013)
Pratchett has written a fantasy novella titled Child of Chaos, distributed with the computer role-playing game Beyond Divinity. She has written scripts and storyline for several games, including Heavenly Sword and Overlord. She was nominated twice for the Writer's Guild of Great Britain's 2008 Awards for Best Video Game Script, for Heavenly Sword (together with co-writers Tameem Antoniades and Andy Serkis) and Overlord. She also wrote a six-issue comic book miniseries (published by DC Comics) based on Mirror's Edge. The first feature film written by her, Vigilia (a working title) was due to shoot in 2011 and to be produced by Paul Atherton.
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