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Jane Jensen

Game Credits

Production

King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow (1992)   (Directors)
 

Design

Charlaine Harris: Dying For Daylight (2012)   (Creative Director)
Gray Matter (2010)   (Game Design by)
Women's Murder Club: Twice in a Blue Moon (2009)   (Creative Director)
Dr. Lynch: Grave Secrets (2008)   (Creative Director)
Women's Murder Club: Death in Scarlet (2008)   (Creative Director)
Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile (2007)   (Designer)
Agatha Christie: Peril at End House (2007)   (Designer)
Women's Murder Club: A Darker Shade Of Grey (2007)   (Creative Director)
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2005)   (Designer)
Saints & Sinners Bingo (2005)   (Creative Director)
Inspector Parker in Betrapped! (2004)   (Designer)
Inspector Parker (2003)   (Designer)
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of th... (1999)   (Game Designed and Written By)
The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery (1995)   (Game Designed and Written by)
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (1993)   (Game Designer)
Pepper's Adventures in Time (1993)   (Design)
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow (1992)   (Written & Designed by)
EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus (1991)   (Game Designers)
 

Writers

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 3: The... (2013)   (Story Consultant)
Gray Matter (2010)   (Dialogues by)
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of th... (1999)   (Story)
The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery (1995)   (Game Designed and Written by:)
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (1993)   (Writing / Dialogue / Story)
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow (1992)   (Written by)
Police Quest 3: The Kindred (1991)   (Additional Written Material)
 

Art/Graphics

Gray Matter (2010)   (Characters by)
 

Video/Cinematics

Space Quest (Collector's Edition) (1994)   (Video)
 

Audio

The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery (1995)   (Opera Libretto Written by)
The Dagger of Amon Ra (1992)   (Flapper)
 

Creative Services

Agatha Christie: Dead Man's Folly (2009)   (Creative Director)
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (1993)   (Documentation)
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow (1992)   (Guidebook Written by)
Police Quest 3: The Kindred (1991)   (Additional Written Material)
 

Support

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 2: The... (2013)   (Story Consultant)
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 1: The... (2012)   (Story Consultant)
 

Thanks

Galapago (2006)   (Special Thanks)
King's Quest Collection (2006)   (Special Thanks Go To)
Scrubbles (2006)   (Special Thanks)
King's Quest: Collection Series (1997)   (Special thanks go to)
King's Quest (Collector's Edition) (1994)   (Special Thanks go to)
 


Developer Biography

Jane Jensen (born Jane Elizabeth Smith, January 28th, 1963 in Palmerton, Pennsylvania) is a North American game designer and author. She is best known for her work on the Gabriel Knight series.

Jensen's technical background began with a degree in Computer Science from Anderson University in Indiana. Later, she became an engineer for Hewlett-Packard, and was employed there for six years. Her career in interactive entertainment began at Sierra On-Line, Inc. in 1991. She worked as a writer on Police Quest III and EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus in the same year. In 1992, she co-designed King's Quest VI with Roberta Williams.

Jensen's first major project was Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (1993), followed by two sequels, all of which she designed and wrote. Jensen notably studied various aspects of occult sciences and mythology in order to add credibility and detail to the storylines of these games. She traveled to Germany in order to research local folklore, which was later incorporated into The Beast Within (1995). She acknowledges Stephen King and Anne Rice as her primary influences in writing.

In August 2006, at the Leipzig Game Convention, Jane Jensen announced her new game, Gray Matter, one in a planned series of games. Four years in the making, the game was eventually released in November 2010.

Jensen also wrote two novel adaptations of Gabriel Knight and two independent novels, Judgment Day (1999) and Dante's Equation (2003).

Jane Jensen currently owns a farm in Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband Robert Holmes, who composed the music for Gabriel Knight games. On April 5, 2012 the couple announced the establishment of the development studio Pinkerton Road.

Last updated: Jul 24, 2012