Wednesday 18th March/... Rhianna Pratchett, the UK-based writer and story designer behind such titles as Overlord, Mirror’s Edge and Heavenly Sword, is pleased to announce that her professional website has now gone live at www.rhiannapratchett.com. The site will act as a focus for Pratchett’s writing and narrative design services.
“After over a decade in the industry, I thought that it was about time that I had a little corner of the internet to call my own,” says Pratchett.“An online home where I could highlight the projects and teams that I’ve been lucky enough to work with.”
Pratchett, who recently won the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Best Videogame Script award for Overlord, is an 11-year industry veteran with clients including Sony, EA, SEGA, Codemasters and DC Comics.
She has recently completing work on Codemasters’ Overlord II (PC, PS3, 360) Overlord: Dark Legend (Wii) and Overlord: Minions (DS) all due to hit stores in the summer. In addition to her games, Pratchett has also just finished a successful, six-part Mirror’s Edge miniseries with DC Comics.
"As writer and co-story designer Rhianna made a massive contribution to the twisted humorous fantasy world of Overlord. Throughout the project she displayed a huge amount of creativity, energy and flexibility under time-critical circumstances. Rhianna also played an important part in the direction of the voice recording helping the actors to capture Overlord's unique charm."
Lennart Sas, CEO Triumph Studios
"Rhianna worked very closely with us to develop not just the storyline but more importantly the characters and universe of Mirror's Edge. She was very professional, easy to work with and always delivered on time - even with short notice. She provided not just an insight into writing and story-telling but also provided an invaluable female perspective that was so important for Mirror's Edge. Rhianna is passionate not just about her writing but also about games and that is a very rare combination to find."
Owen O'Brien, Senior Producer EA DICE
"We established early on that we needed a scriptwriter involved from the beginning, and we were very lucky to bring on board the fantastic Rhianna Pratchett. Thanks to her, we quickly established who the characters were, what they meant to each other and what the cause and effect of each cut-scene would be, so that dramatically we could move the story on."
Andy Serkis, Dramatic Director, Heavenly Sword
"I had a great time working with Rhianna on Overlord. She brought those unsavoury characters to life with some wonderfully twisted writing, which was just what the project needed. The dialogue was fit for a movie. She gave me the creative space to play and voice sessions were made a lot more fun thanks to her being in the co-director's chair."
Marc Silk, Voice Actor