Welcome to the online home of the award-winning scriptwriter, story designer and general narrative paramedic, Rhianna Pratchett.
Rhianna has worked on titles such as Eidos/Square Enix’s Tomb Raider, Sony’s PS3 epic Heavenly Sword, Codemasters’ twisted fantasy games Overlord, Overlord II and Overlord: Dark Legend, 2k’s Bioshock Infinite and EA’s Mirror’s Edge.
Her aim is to help developers embrace story-telling in games and improve the ways in which interactive narrative is defined, integrated and received.
Rhianna has also contributed to several books on games writing and authored the Tomb Raider: The Beginning comics with Dark Horse and the 6-part Mirror’s Edge miniseries with DC Comics, along with several of her own short stories.
She is currently wrestling the wild beasts of narrative on another project for Eidos/Square Enix, two screenplays (Vigilia and Warrior Daughter).
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Tomb Raider released!After over two and a half years working with developer Crystal Dynamics as their Lead Writer, Rhianna is pleased to announce that Eidos/Square Enix’s highly anticipated reboot of Tomb Raider has now been released. The title was met with great celebration and praise for the characterisation of the new Lara Croft, and received an average Metacritic score of 86%. Please click here to visit the Tomb Raider page.
Rhianna named as one of the top 100 women in the UK games industryRhianna was honoured to be listed amongst the top 100 women in the UK games industry by MCV magazine. Please click here for the full list.
Rhianna interviewed for London’s Metro NewspaperAs part of her work as Lead Writer on Tomb Raider, Rhianna has been interviewed by James Day for London’s Metro newspaper. Please click here for the full interview.
Rhianna Interviewed by the LA TimesThe LA Times recently spoke to Rhianna about her role as the Lead Writer of Tomb Raider and the reimagining of Lara Croft. Please click here for the full article.
Rhianna becomes co-director of NarrativiaRhianna is proud to announce her position as co-director of the newly created Narrativia multimedia production company, formed with her father, Sir Terry Pratchett and with exclusive worldwide rights to all of the writer’s work across film, television, merchandising and digital media. Please click here for Narrativia’s main website.
Rhianna announced as the Lead Writer of Tomb RaiderRhianna has been announced as the Lead Writer of the new Tomb Raider game, developed by Crystal Dynamics, published by Square Enix/Eidos and due for release in March 2013. The head of Crystal Dynamics, Darrell Gallagher said of Rhianna’s role: “She has brought a unique perspective to the project and helped us explore the character origins of Lara Croft. There is no doubt that Rhianna has brought a depth and credibility to Lara, a heroine who will really connect with today’s gamers.” Please click here to visit the Tomb Raider page.
Adaptation of Warrior Daughter announcedRhianna’s second screenplay, an adaptation of Janet Paisley’s historical novel, Warrior Daughter, has been announced on Screendaily. The film is being produced by Angus Lamont of Crab Apple Films with funding from Creative Scotland. For the full story please click here.
Rhianna signs with CasarottoRhianna is pleased to announce that she’s now represented for film and TV by Rob Kraitt at Casarotto. Please click here for more information.