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James Phinney

Game Credits


StarCraft (1998)   (Producer)
StarCraft (Demo Version) (1998)   (Producers)
Diablo (1996)   (Associate Producer)


State of Decay (2013)   (Design)
Guild Wars: Eye of the North (2007)   (Designers)
Guild Wars: Factions (2006)   (Designers)
Guild Wars: Nightfall (2006)   (Designers)
StarCraft (1998)   (Scenario Design)
StarCraft (Demo Version) (1998)   (Scenario Design)
Norse by Norse West: The Return of the Lost Vikings (1997)   (Level Design)
Diablo (1996)   (Diablo Strike Team)


Sacrifice (2000)   (Story and Game Script Writer)
StarCraft (1998)   (Script & Story)
StarCraft (Demo Version) (1998)   (Script & Story)
Norse by Norse West: The Return of the Lost Vikings (1997)   (Text and Dialog)

Quality Assurance

Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal (1996)   (QA Assault Team)

Creative Services

Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (1995)   (Manual Design and Layout)


StarCraft: Brood War (1998)   (Thanks To)
Justice League Task Force (1995)   (Thanks to)


StarCraft (1998)   (Strike Team)
StarCraft (Demo Version) (1998)   (Strike Team)
Diablo (1996)   (Diablo Strike Team)
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (Demo Version) (1996)   (Dunsel)
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (1995)   (Dunsel)

Developer Biography

James Phinney started as a programmer at Chaos Studios, which later became Blizzard Entertainment. He worked on Warcraft II and Diablo, then as lead designer and producer on StarCraft. James also wrote the story and dialogue for Shiny Entertainment's Sacrifice. He is currently employed at ArenaNet as a game designer.

Last updated: May 14, 2005