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Rhianna Pratchett gets her own site

Wednesday, 18th March 2009 15:44 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Overlord and Mirror’s Edge writer Rhianna Pratchett’s launched her new site, giving info about what she does, how she does it and other Rhianna Pratchett-related stuff.

See it here.

“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,” said Pratchett.

“An online home where I could highlight the projects and teams that I’ve been lucky enough to work with.”

Press release after the break.

AWARD-WINNING GAMES WRITER REVEALS NEW WEBSITE

New online presence for Rhianna Pratchett, the writer behind Overlord, Heavenly Sword and Mirror’s Edge goes live at www.rhiannapratchett.com

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

For more information or enquires please visit www.rhiannapratchett.com or contact website@rhiannapratchett.com

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  1. Retroid

    Is this where we point out that the storyline in Mirror’s Edge was shite?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    The story wasn’t quite as shite as the styling and animation in the cut-scenes.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Morrius

    Didn’t she write for PCzone or something a million years ago?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Dr.Haggard

    I thought the script in Heavenly Sword was pretty good. Can’t really comment on the story since I didn’t finish it, but the writing certainly stood out in places.

    Love the pic of Rhianna dressed up as Garrett. She wouldn’t be a bad choice to write a 4th Thief installment.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Hunam

    Yep. She was part of the staff of PCZone, though this was shortly after the time of Charlie Brookers rein of terror in the magazine.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Captain Fruitloop

    “In addition to her games, Pratchett has also just finished a successful, six-part Mirror’s Edge miniseries with DC Comics.”

    It wasn’t that successful. In fact, it sank without fucking trace.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Hunam

    Heh, if you check the links page, VG247 is sitting there all nice and proud amongst some others, including EG and RPS.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Lutz

    She did a pretty good job with Overlord. Plot was a bit crap, but the world and characters were nifty.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. SERAPHEMZ

    I dont know.. but she kinda looks hot. Dont care about her writing really…

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Hunam

    Back when I used to scan the forums of PCZone there was a 100 page thread dedicated to rather base and foul cravings the guys over there had for her. It wasn’t pretty.

    This is rather attractive, and until last year I had no idea she was the daughter of Terry Pratchett.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. DaMan

    she isn’t hot =P

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Retroid

    Very true with Overlord, loved the dialogue in that one. Apart from the ‘mysteriously American’ pubkeep.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. SERAPHEMZ

    OK.. did some research, she is not hot. Just a very nice pic of her above. Jade Raymond is still the winner.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    Mirror’s Edge had a writer?

    #14 5 years ago
  15. sam_spade

    /looks at website
    Apparently Rhianna is very professional and has worked on games.

    #15 5 years ago