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Amy Hennig Gameography
NameAmy Hennig
BornAugust 19, 1964
United States
OccupationExecutive
Director
Writer
Known ForLegacy of Kain series
Uncharted series
Years active1989-Present

Amy Hennig - Gameography

Amy Hennig is an American video game director and writer best known for her work on the Uncharted series.  Hennig began her career in the video game industry when she took a job as a freelance artist in 1989 to work on an Atari 7800 game entitled Electrocop. 

She continued to work on video games as an artist landing a job with Electronic Arts in 1991.  In 1993 she was given the opportunity to back fill the role of lead designer on Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City for the Super Nintendo when the lead designer quit. 

Continuing to pursue opportunities to become more involved with the story aspect of video game development she accepted a job with Crystal Dynamics in 1995 where she began her career as the Design Manager for Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain for the PlayStation, her influence on the game turned it into a franchise.  Hennig and Seth Carus wrote and developed a script for a new game called “Shifter” which ended up being reworked into Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver at the request of management.  Hennig was put in charge of the project and would act as the producer, director, designer and writer for the game.

Hennig left Crystal Dynamics to join Naughty Dog in November 2003 where she would direct Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune for the PlayStation 3.  Hennig was the head writer and creative director for the Uncharted series, she wrote and directed Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception for the PlayStation 3 and began work on Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End for the PlayStation 4 before leaving her position at Naughty Dog in 2014. 

In November 2019, Hennig joined Skydance Media, the Hollywood studio behind Mission Impossible and Terminator movies.  Hennig accepted the role of President, New Media Divisions to start a new game studio for the creation of story-based video games. 

Hennig’s work has influenced a multitude of video game creators and is beloved by millions of gamers.  In March 2019 she was presented with the lifetime achievement award at the Game Developers Choice Awards and remains one of the most influential video game creators.

Known For:

Amy Hennig DICE interview & Lifetime Achievement Award

Amy Hennig in Conversation with Tim Schafer
Amy Hennig - GDC Lifetime Achievement Award
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DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1989Electrocop Box PlaceholderElectrocopAtari LynxEpyxAtariArtistAction
Third-Person Shooter
1992Desert Strike Return To The Gulf BoxDesert Strike: Return to the GulfGenesis
Super Nintendo
Electronic ArtsElectronic ArtsAdditional ArtShoot 'em up
1994Michael Jordan - Chaos in the Windy City BoxMichael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy CitySuper NintendoElectronic ArtsElectronic ArtsDesigner
Art & Animation
Action
Platformer
1995Solar Eclipse BoxSolar EclipsePlayStation
Sega Saturn
Crystal DynamicsCrystal DynamicsSpecial ThanksSpace Flight Simulator
1996Blood Omen - Legacy of Kain BoxBlood Omen: Legacy of KainPlayStationSilicon KnightsCrystal DynamicsDesign ManagerAction-Adventure
1996Blazing Dragons BoxBlazing DragonsPlayStation
Sega Saturn
Illusions Gaming CompanyCrystal DynamicsSpecial ThanksAdventure
19963D Baseball Box3D BaseballPlayStation
Sega Saturn
Crystal DynamicsCrystal Dynamics3D Art
Additional Art
Sports
Baseball
1998Gex - Enter the Gecko BoxGex: Enter the GeckoNintendo 64
PlayStation
Crystal DynamicsMidway Games (NA)
Crystal Dynamics (EU)
Special ThanksPlatformer
1999Legacy of Kain - Soul Reaver BoxLegacy of Kain: Soul ReaverPlayStation
Dreamcast
PC
Crystal DynamicsEidos InteractiveProducer
Director
Designer
Writer
Action-Adventure
2001Legacy of Kain - Soul Reaver 2 BoxLegacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2PlayStation 2
PC
Crystal DynamicsEidos InteractiveDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
2003Legacy of Kain - Defiance BoxLegacy of Kain: DefiancePlayStation 2
Xbox
PC
Crystal DynamicsEidos InteractiveDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
2004Jak 3 BoxJak 3PlayStation 2Naughty DogSony Computer EntertainmentDirectorPlatformer
Action-Adventure
2005Jak X Combat Racing BoxJak X: Combat RacingPlayStation 2Naughty DogSony Computer EntertainmentSpecial ThanksVehicular Combat
2007Uncharted - Drake's Fortune BoxUncharted: Drake's FortunePlayStation 3Naughty DogSony Computer EntertainmentDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
Third-Person Shooter
2009Uncharted 2: Among ThievesPlayStation 3Naughty DogSony Computer EntertainmentDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
Third-Person Shooter
2011Uncharted: Golden AbyssPS VitaNaughty DogSony Computer EntertainmentStory ConsultantAction-Adventure
Platformer
2011Uncharted 3 Drake's Deception BoxUncharted 3: Drake's DeceptionPlayStation 3Naughty DogSony Computer EntertainmentDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
Third-Person Shooter
2013The Last of Us BoxThe Last of UsPlayStation 3Naughty DogSony Computer EntertainmentSpecial ThanksAction-Adventure
Third-Person Shooter
2014The Last of Us Left BehindThe Last of Us: Left BehindPlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Naughty DogSony Computer EntertainmentSpecial ThanksAction-Adventure
Third-Person Shooter
2014Child of Light BoxChild of LightPlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
PS Vita
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Wii U
PC
Ubisoft MontrealUbisoftSpecial ThanksPlatformer
RPG
2015Battlefield - Hardline BoxBattlefield: HardlinePlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Xbox 360
Xbox One
PC
Visceral Games (Redwood Shores)Electronic ArtsWriter - Additional DirectionFirst-Person Shooter
2016Uncharted 4 A Thief's End BoxUncharted 4: A Thief's EndPlayStation 4Naughty DogSony Computer EntertainmentSpecial ThanksAction-Adventure
Third-Person Shooter
2019The Land of Crows BoxThe Land of CrowsPCGemloreGemloreSpecial ThanksAdventure

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1994Michael Jordan - Chaos in the Windy City BoxMichael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy CitySuper NintendoElectronic ArtsElectronic ArtsDesigner
Art & Animation
Action
Platformer
1996Blood Omen - Legacy of Kain BoxBlood Omen: Legacy of KainPlayStationSilicon KnightsCrystal DynamicsDesign ManagerAction-Adventure
1999Legacy of Kain - Soul Reaver BoxLegacy of Kain: Soul ReaverPlayStation
Dreamcast
PC
Crystal DynamicsEidos InteractiveProducer
Director
Designer
Writer
Action-Adventure

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1999Legacy of Kain - Soul Reaver BoxLegacy of Kain: Soul ReaverPlayStation
Dreamcast
PC
Crystal DynamicsEidos InteractiveProducer
Director
Designer
Writer
Action-Adventure
2001Legacy of Kain - Soul Reaver 2 BoxLegacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2PlayStation 2
PC
Crystal DynamicsEidos InteractiveDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
2003Legacy of Kain - Defiance BoxLegacy of Kain: DefiancePlayStation 2
Xbox
PC
Crystal DynamicsEidos InteractiveDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
2004Jak 3 BoxJak 3PlayStation 2Naughty DogSony Computer EntertainmentDirectorPlatformer
Action-Adventure
2007Uncharted - Drake's Fortune BoxUncharted: Drake's FortunePlayStation 3Naughty DogSony Computer EntertainmentDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
Third-Person Shooter
2009Uncharted 2: Among ThievesPlayStation 3Naughty DogSony Computer EntertainmentDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
Third-Person Shooter
2011Uncharted 3 Drake's Deception BoxUncharted 3: Drake's DeceptionPlayStation 3Naughty DogSony Computer EntertainmentDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
Third-Person Shooter

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1999Legacy of Kain - Soul Reaver BoxLegacy of Kain: Soul ReaverPlayStation
Dreamcast
PC
Crystal DynamicsEidos InteractiveProducer
Director
Designer
Writer
Action-Adventure

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1995Solar Eclipse BoxSolar EclipsePlayStation
Sega Saturn
Crystal DynamicsCrystal DynamicsSpecial ThanksSpace Flight Simulator
1996Blazing Dragons BoxBlazing DragonsPlayStation
Sega Saturn
Illusions Gaming CompanyCrystal DynamicsSpecial ThanksAdventure
1998Gex - Enter the Gecko BoxGex: Enter the GeckoNintendo 64
PlayStation
Crystal DynamicsMidway Games (NA)
Crystal Dynamics (EU)
Special ThanksPlatformer
2005Jak X Combat Racing BoxJak X: Combat RacingPlayStation 2Naughty DogSony Computer EntertainmentSpecial ThanksVehicular Combat
2013The Last of Us BoxThe Last of UsPlayStation 3Naughty DogSony Computer EntertainmentSpecial ThanksAction-Adventure
Third-Person Shooter
2014The Last of Us Left BehindThe Last of Us: Left BehindPlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Naughty DogSony Computer EntertainmentSpecial ThanksAction-Adventure
Third-Person Shooter
2014Child of Light BoxChild of LightPlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
PS Vita
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Wii U
PC
Ubisoft MontrealUbisoftSpecial ThanksPlatformer
RPG
2016Uncharted 4 A Thief's End BoxUncharted 4: A Thief's EndPlayStation 4Naughty DogSony Computer EntertainmentSpecial ThanksAction-Adventure
Third-Person Shooter
2019The Land of Crows BoxThe Land of CrowsPCGemloreGemloreSpecial ThanksAdventure

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1999Legacy of Kain - Soul Reaver BoxLegacy of Kain: Soul ReaverPlayStation
Dreamcast
PC
Crystal DynamicsEidos InteractiveProducer
Director
Designer
Writer
Action-Adventure
2001Legacy of Kain - Soul Reaver 2 BoxLegacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2PlayStation 2
PC
Crystal DynamicsEidos InteractiveDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
2003Legacy of Kain - Defiance BoxLegacy of Kain: DefiancePlayStation 2
Xbox
PC
Crystal DynamicsEidos InteractiveDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
2007Uncharted - Drake's Fortune BoxUncharted: Drake's FortunePlayStation 3Naughty DogSony Computer EntertainmentDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
Third-Person Shooter
2009Uncharted 2: Among ThievesPlayStation 3Naughty DogSony Computer EntertainmentDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
Third-Person Shooter
2011Uncharted 3 Drake's Deception BoxUncharted 3: Drake's DeceptionPlayStation 3Naughty DogSony Computer EntertainmentDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
Third-Person Shooter
2015Battlefield - Hardline BoxBattlefield: HardlinePlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Xbox 360
Xbox One
PC
Visceral Games (Redwood Shores)Electronic ArtsWriter - Additional DirectionFirst-Person Shooter