Laralyn McWilliams

Game Credits


Archangel (2017)   (Chief Creative Officer)


Gears of War 4 (2016)   (Additional Creative Direction)
Free Realms (2009)   (Creative Director)
Over the Hedge (2006)   (Game Director)
Full Spectrum Warrior (2004)   (Lead Designer)
Disney's Stitch: Experiment 626 (2002)   (Lead Game Designer)


Archangel (2017)   (Original Story Concept by)

Quality Assurance

Sid Meier's Pirates!: Live the Life (2004)   (Public Beta Test Team)
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri (1999)   (Beta Testers)
The Elder Scrolls: Chapter II - Daggerfall (1996)   (Beta-Testers and Council of Wisdom)


Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption (2018)   (Gamers)
Waking Mars (2012)   (Tiger Style Loves Our Playtesters)

Developer Biography

Laralyn McWilliams is a game designer and video game producer, and currently a Creative Director at Loot Drop, Inc. in San Mateo, California.

Laralyn was creative director for Free Realms, an MMORPG developed and operated at Sony Online Entertainment in San Diego. She was recognized by Massive Online Gaming as one of the most influential people in MMOs in 2010, sharing the #1 slot with SOE president John Smedley.

Laralyn was also lead designer for Full Spectrum Warrior at Pandemic Studios. She was also one of the Gamasutra 20 for Women in Games. At the 2011 Game Developer's Conference, Laralyn shared the stage with Brenda Brathwaite in a talk about "Intuition vs Metrics: How Social Game Design Has Evolved".

McWilliams has a B.A. in Psychology from Vassar College, and a J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law.

Last updated: Mar 23, 2011