something about mary

Mary Kenney is a writer of critically acclaimed video games, longform non-fiction, essays, and short stories. She works at Insomniac Games and was a lead writer on Telltale’s The Walking Dead series. She has writing and narrative design credits across several genres, including action role-playing, turn-based strategy, cooperative, third- and first-person shooter, and branching narrative.

She studied in NYU’s graduate game design program and teaches narrative design workshops at Indiana University. Before making games, she was an award-winning journalist with bylines in The New York Times, Salon, and Kotaku, and was a writer and editor for several Chicago trade magazines. When not writing or gaming, she can be found buried in a book, running a tabletop RPG, or attempting to conquer one of Chrissy Teigen’s recipes.