Richard Dansky (Red Storm)

Richard Dansky (Red Storm)

Date: April 12, 2011

The Central Clancy Writer for Red Storm/Ubisoft, Richard Dansky was named to Gamasutra’s list of Top 20 Game Writers in 2009. In his eleven years in the industry, he was worked on franchises including Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, Far Cry and Might & Magic. His recent titles include Splinter Cell: Conviction and the upcoming Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

A regular speaker at GDC, Richard is a member of the advisory board for the Game Narrative Summit at GDC Online and an executive of the IGDA’s Game Writing Special Interest Group. He’s contributed to several books on game writing, including Writing for Video Game Genres.

In addition to his game writing, Richard has published five novels, most recently the critically praised Firefly Rain. He is a regular contributor to magazines such as Bull Spec and Green Man Review, and his short fiction has appeared in New Heroes, Man Vs. Machine, Dark Faith and others. In addition, he worked extensively on multiple games for White Wolf Game Studio, and spent a brief period as the world’s greatest living authority on Denebian Slime Devils.

Richard lives in North Carolina with his wife, statistician and writer Melinda Thielbar, and their conspiratorially minded cats. You can find him online at, and on Twitter as @RDansky.

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