From Gamasutra: Top 20 Game Writers

Posted on September 28, 2010


You can say that you are looking for graphics, sounds, or anything in the game. But, a game cannot be exist with the help of the creative writers. There is no single writers that apply same style; some of the are focusing on game dialogue, characters development, or storyline. There are also some significance differences between Japan and American game writers. Here are some grand-great scriptwriters taken from a feature at gamasutra.1. Chris Avellone

Famous Projects: Planescape: Torment, Fallout 2, Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

2. Richard Dansky

Famous Projects: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Far Cry

3. Tom Abernathy

Famous Projects: Heavy Gear, Destroy All Humans!, Saboteur

4. Patrick Redding

Famous Projects: Far Cry 2

5. Erik Wolpaw

Famous Projects: Psychonauts, Portal

6. Drew Karpyshyn

Famous Projects: Mass Effect, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Jade Empire, Neverwinter Nights

7. Ken Levine

Famous Projects: Bioshock, System Shock 2

8. Kazushige Nojima

Famous Projects: Final Fantasy series, Kingdom Hearts series

9. Marc Laidlaw

Famous Projects: Half-Life, Half-Life 2

10. Emil Paglialurlo

Famous Projects: Fallout 3, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Thief 2: The Metal Age

11. Dan Houser

Famous Projects: Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto III

12. Jerry Holkins

Famous Projects: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness

13. Hideo Kojima

Famous Projects: Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 3, Metal Gear Solid 4

14. Jonathan Blow

Famous Project: Braid

15. Susan O’Connor

Famous Projects: Far Cry 2, BioShock, Gears of War

16. Jesse Stern

Famous Projects: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

17. Sohei Niikawa

Famous Projects: Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, Disaea 2: Cursed Memories, Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice

18. Yuichiro Tanaka

Famous Projects: Persona 3, Persona 4

19. Marianne Krawczyk

Famous Projects: God of War, God of War II, God of War III

20. Tim Schafer

Famous Projects: Grim Fandango, Psychonauts

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