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Brenda Romero

Game Designer & Program Director at UC Santa Cruz Games & Playable Media MS

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Brenda Louise Romero (née Garno, born October 12, 1966), previously known as Brenda Brathwaite, is an American game designer and developer in the video game industry. She was born in Ogdensburg, New York, and a graduate of Clarkson University, Romero is best known for her work on the Wizardry series of role-playing video games and, more recently, the non-digital series The Mechanic is the Message. She has worked in game development since 1981 and has credits on 22 game titles.

For Wizardry, Romero provided game design, level design, system design, writing and scripting. She also wrote the manuals and documentation for some products in the series. Romero provided writing and documentation for the award-winning Jagged Alliance series. She also worked on other notable franchises including games such as Def Jam: Icon, Playboy: The Mansion, Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes, and others. (facts from Wikipedia)

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  • Brenda Romeros Blog Applied Game Design
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