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Writer/narrative designer TOM ABERNATHY is a fifteen-year game industry veteran who was honored as one of "The Gamasutra 20: Top Game Writers."
Tom's major game credits include Halo: Reach (writer), Destroy All Humans! (sole writer) and Destroy All Humans! 2 (lead writer), Crimson Alliance (lead narrative designer/writer), and Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure (lead narrative designer/writer), and he contributed the original characters and story as lead writer for the first three years of production of The Saboteur. He has also lent his consultant and writing skills to a number of other announced projects, including D4, Crimson Dragon, State of Decay, and Milo & Kate, a.k.a. "Project Milo."
An experienced and award-winning screenwriter, Tom has written numerous optioned feature film scripts and teleplays. Bad Country, a feature film starring Willem Dafoe and Matt Dillon and based in part on Tom's screenplay The Real Deal, is currently in post-production and will be released later this year by Sony Pictures.
A veteran of Microsoft Studios and the late, great Pandemic Studios, as well as fourteen years as a screenwriter in Los Angeles, Tom holds an MFA in Film Production from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts and a BA with Highest Honors from Oberlin College. For the last five years he has also served on the advisory board for the Game Narrative Summit at GDC.
In addition to his work as a writer for games, film and TV, Tom is a trained and experienced filmmaker, theater director, actor, singer, musician, and composer. Originally from Atlanta, he currently makes his home with his family in Seattle. Follow him on Twitter @tomabernathy.
Tom is always open to new adventures and challenges. You can reach him at abernathy dot tom at gmail dot com.
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