Mark Darin

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Mark Darin
Occupation Game designer, graphic designer, writer

Mark Darin is an American computer game designer and writer. He was the co-designer of CSI: Hard Evidence, Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space, Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, Tales of Monkey Island,[1] and Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent. He wrote the second episode of The Walking Dead, Starved for Help.[2]


Mark Darin began his career creating the Nick Bounty series of freeware adventure games.[3] He joined Telltale Games as a lead designer and writer.


Tales of Monkey Island, for which Mark Darin was the co-designer, was nominated for "best artistic design" and won for the award for "biggest surprise" at IGN's Best of E3 2009 Awards.[4] After release, it won the PC Gamer 2009 adventure game of the year,[5] was nominated for the IGN best adventure game of the year for PC and Wii,[6][7] won the Adventure Gamers Best Adventure of 2009,[8] and was named the "Best Series Revival" by OC Weekly.[9]

The second episode of The Walking Dead, which Mark Darin wrote, won the GameSpy E3 2012 award for "Best Adventure Game".[10]



  1. ^ "Interview – Tales of Monkey Island interview". bit-tech. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Walking Dead's Faces of Death: Part 2". Giant Bomb. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Pinhead Games – Mark Darin". Just Adventure. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Best of PC E3 2009 Awards". IGN. June 11, 2009. Retrieved December 5, 2011. 
  5. ^ "PC Gamer Game of the Year Awards". PC Gamer. January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Wii Best Adventure Game 2009". IGN. 2009. Archived from the original on February 29, 2012. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
  7. ^ "PC Best Adventure Game 2009". IGN. 2009. Archived from the original on November 20, 2011. Retrieved December 3, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Best Adventure of 2009". Adventure Gamers. 2009. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
  9. ^ Mai, Peter (December 22, 2009). "Best and Worst Video Games of 2009". OC Weekly. Village Voice Media. Retrieved January 11, 2010. 
  10. ^ "GameSpy's Best of E3 2012 Awards". GameSpy. Retrieved July 14, 2011. 

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