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If you'd like to experience the scripts above as they appeared in the final games, check out these cut scene and game play videos from Dead Head Fred and Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard.

Dead Head Fred (PSP)

Detective Fred Neuman is a hard-boiled PI with a major problem--he's lost his head. Literally. This critically-acclaimed action-adventure, noir-inspired game won the first Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Video Game Writing in 2008.

Additional Game Writing and Design Credits:

  • Deep Rising (A Tribute to X-COM) Web Comic (Writer)
  • Into The Stars (Writer)
  • Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations (Writer/Designer)
  • Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond (Writer)
  • Star Trek: Klingon Honor Guard (Writer)
  • X-COM Interceptor (Writer/Designer)
  • Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends ​(Writer)
  • Painkiller: Battle Out Of Hell (Writer)
  • Despicable Me: The Game (Writer/Designer)
  • Flushed Away (Writer)
  • Curious George (Writer/Designer)
  • Madagascar 3 (Writer)
  • Turbo Super Stunt Squad (Writer)
  • Ben 10 Omniverse (Writer/Designer)
  • Ben 10 Galactic Racing (Writer/Designer)
  • Ben 10 Alien Force (Writer/Designer)
  • ​Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (Writer/Designer)
  • Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (Writer/Designer)
  • Yogi Bear (Writer/Designer)
  • Puzzle Quest (Script Editor)
  • Sid Meier's Civilization II (Civilopedia Writer/Designer)
  • Sid Meier's CivNet (Interactive Tutorial Writer/Designer)
  • Pacific Air War Gold (Writer)
  • Fleet Defender Gold​ (Writer/Designer)
  • Aura 2 (Text and Script Editing/Rewriting)
  • Cuciform (Text and Script Editing/Rewriting)
  • UFO Aftershock (Text and Script Editing/Rewriting)
  • Cold War (Text and Script Editing/Rewriting)
  • Besieger (Text and Script Editing/Rewriting)


Game documentation Credits

  • Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play the World (Game Manual)
  • Chris Sawyer's Locomotion (Game Manual)
  • UFO Aftershock (Game Manual)
  • Dungeon Lords (Game Manual)
  • Cold War (Game Manual)
  • Painkiller (Game Manual)
  • Painkiller: Battle Out Of Hell (Game Manual)
  • The Roots (N-Gage Game Manual)
  • Virtua Cop (N-Gage Game Manual)


Published Books

  • The Official Price Guide to Classic Video Games
  • Republic: The Revolution—The Official Strategy Guide (co-author)
  • Praetorians—The Official Strategy Guide
  • Unreal II: The Awakening—The Official Strategy Guide
  • Star Fleet Command III—Official Strategies and Secrets
  • Civilization III: Play the World/Advanced Strategies
  • Civilization III—The Official Strategy Guide
  • MechCommander 2—Official Strategies and Secrets (co-author)
  • MechWarrior 4—Official Strategies and Secrets (co-author)
  • Civilization II: Test of Time—The Official Strategy Guide (co-author)
  • X-COM Interceptor—Official Strategies and Secrets
  • X-COM Apocalypse—The Official Strategy Guide
  • Master of Orion II—The Official Strategy Guide (co-author)
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization II—The Official Strategy Guide
  • X-COM Terror from the Deep—The Official Strategy Guide
  • X-COM UFO Defense—The Official Strategy Guide


Periodicals

  • Gameroom Connection (Monthly Column for Always Jukin' magazine 2011-2012)
  • The Wayback Machine (Monthly Column for GameRoom Magazine 2006-2010)
  • The Story IS A Feature (Official Xbox Magazine, March 2009)
  • Confessions of a Coin-Op Addict (Guest Column, GameRoom Magazine January, 2005)
  • The Last Quarter (Guest Column, Video Game Collector magazine, Fall, 2004)
  • The Ghost of Missions Past (Short Story, Amazing Stories, 2000)


public speaking/panels

  • They’re Not all AAA Titles—2011 East Coast Game Conference (Speaker, Game Design Track)
  • Games to Transmedia—Writers Guild of America/GDC Online, October, 2010 (Panelist)
  • Games and Storytelling—University of North Carolina C.H.A.T. Festival, February, 2010 (Panelist)
  • Writing Career Event—Barry University, February, 2009 (Keynote Speaker)
  • “Getting Into the Game”—Writers Guild of America, October, 2008 (Keynote Speaker/Panelist)

Featured Game Writing Credits


Writing Samples

Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard (Xbox 360, PS3)

Matt Hazard was was the best-known video game action hero until his ego outpaced his tech. When his 3D comeback turns out to be a trap designed to kill him, Matt finds himself trapped in a deadly (and hilarious) mash-up of his old games. This satire/comedy shooter was the winner of the 2009 Spike TV VGA for Best Comedy Game.