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Will Hiles

WRITER

Location icon United States

I'm an experienced narrative designer/writer/editor. I began my industry career with Richard Garriot and Origin Systems/EA writing game manuals and collateral content (Ultima Online). I've created original stories, scripting, lore, and content for such games as City of Heroes/Villains, Dungeon Runners & Tabula Rasa (NCsoft).

I created the Duels universe for Challenge Games, was senior writer/world creator for Chronicles of Herenvale (MOSOSH), Ravenskye City & Ravenwood Fair (Roaring Bull/Lolapps), SyFy's Monster Island (Sneaky Games), Elements: Broken Lands (Team Chaos), Pearl's Peril, Agent Alice, Mass Ammo (Wooga), Wargaming.net (Hybrid Wars), the science fantasy MMO Splinters of Ares and Men in Black: Aliens and Agents (BullTiger Productions).

With One More Story Games, I am developing licensed literary properties into interactive media (including the work of Charlaine Harris of True Blood fame and an original horror story/game). I was the lead writer on Danielle's Inferno ( a parody of Dante's Inferno, based on a story by Olivia Rivard), which won the 2017 PC Game of the Year from the Toronto Game Devs.

My Berlin Wooga writing team was a finalist in the 2014 Develop Awards for Use of Narrative.

I have also been a professional writer for over 25 years, with credits in writing short stories, game strategy books, non-fiction game articles/reviews as a magazine editor (Computer Games Magazine & GameSpy), comic books, and screenplays. I'm published by Perseid Press, which is owned by fantasy/science fiction author Janet Morris, and by Iron Clad Press. I am a member of the Writers Guild of America West.

In 2016, I won the Wheel of Osheim Writing Contest hosted by Mark Lawrence.

I was the Lead Narrative Designer and Team Lead for Tau Station, a story-centric Sci-Fi MMO being developed by All Around the World. I also adapted Cixin Liu's The Wandering Earth for Crazy Maple Studios. Most recently, I was the Managing Editor for Beijing Kunlun Tech's Stardust Works Studio (Moments Interactive Stories).

I am the author of the novelette "Red Rain" in the anthology Heroika: Dragon Eaters and co-author of the YA fantasy Little Wonders. Both available on Amazon.

Portfolio
Heroika: Dragon Eaters, edited by Janet Morris
05/26/2015
RED RAIN

Novelette, published in Heroika: Dragon Eaters anthology

Tau Station
05/04/2017
Tau Station blog - Tau Station and the Art of Storytelling

At the heart of the Tau Station Universe is the wonderful belief that we are all creators and collaborators in the narrative of life. Carl Sagan, the astronomer and popular evangelist of science education, once said "We are made of star stuff." We are also made of story stuff.

Dead Mage Studios
09/25/2017
Tale of Ronin #0

Intro issue of Tale of Ronin (tie-in to Tale of Ronin RPG)

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