Lee Sheldon (writer)

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Lee Sheldon is an American game designer, book author, television producer and scriptwriter. He is the author of the mystery novel Impossible Bliss, the non-fiction books The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game and Character Development and Storytelling for Games. He was lead writer on the upcoming Harmonix game Fantasia: Music Evolved, lead writer on Zynga's Facebook game, Adventure World; lead writer on Star Trek: Infinite Space from Gameforge; as well as writer/designer of the Agatha Christie video game series published by The Adventure Company (And Then There Were None, Murder on the Orient Express and Evil Under the Sun).

In 1995, Sheldon supplied the voice of Monk 13 in the video game Ripley's Believe It or Not!: The Riddle of Master Lu in which he also wrote the scripts for the gameplay and casting and directing the voice actors.

His television credits as a scriptwriter include Charlie's Angels, Quincy, M.E., Cagney & Lacey, The Edge of Night (Head Writer), Snoops, Another World, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He was nominated for two Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America and a Writers Guild of America award.

Sheldon has a bachelor of fine arts degree in stage directing from Boston University, and an MFA in film direction from California Institute of the Arts. During his time as a student at CalArts, he was mentored under Alexander Mackendrick. In addition, he had two pairs of mentors while he was a writer and producer in television — Ron Austin and Jim Buchanan, as well as William Link and Richard Levinson.

Previously, he was an associate professor in the Communication and Media Department and Co-Director of the Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

He is currently a Professor of Practice in Game Writing in the Interactive Media & Game Development Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts.


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