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Deborah Todd

Game Credits

Writers

Anastasia: Adventures with Pooka and Bartok! (1997)   (Script Writers)
Let's Explore The Airport (1995)   (Content Writer)
Let's Explore The Farm (1995)   (Content/Dialog Writer)
 


Developer Biography

Deborah Todd is a veteran award-winning designer, writer, producer, and director in the interactive arena, with 14 published games and 20 published titles to her credit since 1991. She has worked with some of the industry’s top publishers and Hollywood studios, including Disney Interactive, Disneyland, Fox, DreamWorks, Discovery Channel, MGM/UA, Columbia, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, The Learning Company, Humongous Entertainment, Broderbund, Mindscape, Houghton-Mifflin, McGraw-Hill, Random House, and Steven Spielberg’s Starbright Foundation.

Her projects have garnered such awards as the ABA Book Sellers Choice New Media Award, the ComputEd Best Interactive Story Award, Child Magazine’s Best Software of the Year Award, Parenting Magazine’s Software Magic Award, and U.S. News and World Report’s Top 12 Titles of the Year.

Ms. Todd has been a distinguished speaker and panelist at more than 20 industry conferences and film festivals worldwide, including E3, GDC, Women in Technology, Hawaii International Film Festival, repeat performances at the Mill Valley Film Festival, and Milia in Cannes. She has served as chair for the WGA’s Northern California Interactive Writers Caucus, was the new media co-columnist of “alt.screenwriters” for the WGA’s award-winning magazine Written By, and served as judge for the prestigious New Media Invision Awards. Ms. Todd has lectured for the Cal State Hayward Masters Program Interactive Writing and Development, SFSU’s Real World Writing for Interactive Multimedia, Santa Clara University’s Writing for Television, Media Alliance’s Writing for Interactive Multimedia, and was part-time faculty for Cogswell Polytechnical College, teaching Game Design II: Philosophy and Process.

Ms. Todd’s 20 published titles include interactive games and media, books, and television. In addition to her published work, she has consulted on nearly two-dozen projects, has sold a family feature screenplay, and is a graduate “with honors” of the Hanna Barbera Animation Writing Program. She is a member of the WGA and IGDA, and was listed in the premier edition of Who’s Who in Media and Communications. Her new book, Game Design: From Blue Sky to Green Light, is published by A K Peters, and is being released at GDC 2007.

Deborah Todd Selected Published Titles

Curious George Comes Home, Houghton Mifflin Interactive Blue's Clues 123 Time Activities, Nickelodeon and Humongous Entertainment 101 Dalmatians: Escape from DeVil Manor, Disney Interactive Anastasia, Fox Interactive Let's Explore The Farm, Random House and Humongous Entertainment Let's Explore The Airport, Random House and Humongous Entertainment Professor Iris' Animal Safari, Discovery Channel The Monkey Wrench Conspiracy, Think 3/Corp Gameware Grade Builder: Algebra 1, The Learning Company The Universe Beyond, Mindscape Adept Driving CBT, Allstate Read-It, Soliloquy Learning National Endowment for Financial Education, online finance game for teens Guide to Multimedia CD-ROM, Asymetrix ThomsonNOW: The Smart Start Guide for Students, Thomson Higher Education ThomsonNOW: The Smart Start Guide for Instructors, Thomson Higher Education Enhanced WebAssign: The Smart Start Guide for Students, Thomson Higher Education The Pink Panther, "From Hair To Eternity," animated TV series, MGM/UA The Pink Panther, "Hook, Line, and Pinker" animated TV series, MGM/UA Algebra Handbook, Reference Book, Facts on File A to Z of Scientists in Space and Astronomy, Biographical Encyclopedia, Facts on File Game Design: From Blue Sky to Green Light, Trade Book, AK Peters, March 2007 – Author

Awards ABA Book Sellers Choice New Media Award – Curious George Comes Home ComputEd Best Interactive Story Award – Curious George Comes Home Child Magazine’s Best Software of the Year 1996 – Let’s Explore the Airport Parenting Magazine Software Magic Award 1995 – Let’s Explore the Airport U.S. News and World Report Top 12 Titles of the Year 1997 – Grade-Builder: Algebra 1

Additional Highlights Columbia/Sony – Digidog feature film - cowriter Disneyland - Winnie the Pooh’s Interactive Adventure park attraction – Design Consultant Co-Columnist - "alt.screenwriters," Written By monthly magazine, WGA, 1996-2001 Steven Spielberg’s Starbright Foundation – game designer/writer Broderbund – story and design consultant DreamWorks Interactive – writer/designer Warner Bros./McGraw-Hill – writer/designer Game Developer’s Conference – The Magic of Writing for Kids GDC 2007 - Game Design: From Blue Sky to Green Light E3 – New Directions in Game Play: Kids Games Hawaii Film Festival – Animation from A to Z Mill Valley Film Festival – Digital Dreams, Scriptwriting for the Digital Age, More Scriptwriting Santa Clara University - Writing for Television guest lecturer 1993-1997 Who’s Who in Media and Communications, 1st Edition 1998-1999 Literary Agent – Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

Last updated: Feb 03, 2007