Darby McDevitt

Darby McDevitt

Scriptwriter at Ubisoft Montreal

Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Montreal, Canada Area)
Industry
Computer Software

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Darby McDevitt's Overview

Current
  • Lead Scriptwriter at Ubisoft Montreal
Past
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Darby McDevitt's Summary

Shipped twenty-some video game titles in 10 years as a writer, designer and/or producer on numerous platforms for Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Warner Brothers, and Disney, among others.

Musician with the bands Sneaky Thieves and Autographic. Four officially released albums to date.

Director, editor and producer of short films, music videos, and commercial promotional material, most notably a documentary featurette for acclaimed Canadian filmmaker, Guy Maddin; released through Zeitgeist Films.

Author and co-editor of three works of prose fiction—Adventure!, Volume Void, and The Distillery—and various pieces of short fiction published in national literary journals and anthologies.

Accomplished sound designer for numerous festival-circuit short films and professional theatrical productions.

Specialties: Writing, Editing, Film Directing and Editing, Game Design, Audio Mixing, Music Composition.

Darby McDevitt's Experience

Lead Scriptwriter

Ubisoft Montreal

January 2011Present (3 years 10 months)

As Lead Writer...

* Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag (Video Game - PS4, PS3, XBox, Wii U, PC)

* Assassin's Creed: Revelations (Video Game - PS3, XBox, PC)

* Assassin's Creed: Embers (Short Film)


As a consultant or supplementary writer...

* Assassin's Creed: Encyclopedia (Vol. 1 and Vol. 2)

* Assassin's Creed: Forsaken (Novel)

* Assassin's Creed: Revelations (Novel)

* Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade (Novel)

* Assassin's Creed: Recollection (iOS)

Freelance Writer and Editor

Self-Employed

September 2010January 2011 (5 months)

www.darbymcdevitt.com

Writer and editor (game and film scripts).

Video game design.

Film directing and editing.

Writer / Game Designer

Foundation 9 Entertainment

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Computer Games industry

November 2006September 2010 (3 years 11 months)

* Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines (Sony PSP - 2009) Wrote dialogue; co-scripted cinematics.

* Assassin's Creed 2: Discovery (Nintendo DS, iPhone - 2009) Wrote story and dialogue; contributed to design.

* Where the Wild Things Are (Xbox 36o, PS3, Wii - 2009) Wrote story; high concept design; co-scripted cinematics.

* Women's Murder Club: Games of Passion (Nintendo DS - 2009) Wrote interactive DSi stories; additional writing.

* Undisclosed Original IP (Nintendo Wii - 2007) Story concepts and level design.

* Cranium (CANCELED - Xbox 360 - 2007) Design and content writing.

Writer / Game Designer

Griptonite Games

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Games industry

September 2003March 2006 (2 years 7 months)

* Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest (Nintendo DS - 2006) Additional dialogue.

* Ice Age 2 (Nintendo GBA - 2006) Wrote game dialogue.

* The Sims 2 (Nintendo DS - 2005) Co-wrote story; wrote game dialogue; high-concept design; co-designed music mini-game.

* The Sims 2 (Nintendo GBA - 2005) Co-wrote story; wrote game dialogue; contributed to design.

* The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Nintendo GBA 2005) Wrote game story and dialogue.

* The Urbz: Sims in the City (Nintendo DS and GBA - 2004) Co-wrote story; wrote game dialogue; contributed to design.

* Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (Nintendo GBA - 2004) Wrote game story and dialogue.

* The Sims: Bustin' Out (NintendoS GBA - 2003) Co-wrote story; wrote game dialogue.

Level Designer / Producer

Knowwonder

September 2000July 2002 (1 year 11 months)

* Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Nintendo GBA - 2002) Level Design; wrote game script.

* Cubix (UNRELEASED - Nintento DS - 2002) Contributed to design.

* Cluefinders: The Incredible Toy Store Adventure (PC and Mac - 2001) Producer; wrote dialogue.

* Untitled NASCAR Kids Game (CANCELED - 2001) Assistant Producer.

Community Sys-Op

Humongous Entertainment

Public Company; 201-500 employees; Computer Games industry

June 1999September 2000 (1 year 4 months)

•Backyard Baseball 2001 (PC and Mac - 2000) Wrote online content; online community moderator.

•Backyard Football (PC and Mac - 1999) Wrote online content; online community moderator.

Darby McDevitt's Projects

Darby McDevitt's Skills & Expertise

  1. Editing
  2. Game Design
  3. Video Games
  4. Creative Writer
  5. Xbox 360
  6. PS3
  7. Xbox
  8. Game Development
  9. Scripting
  10. Level Design

Darby McDevitt's Education

University College Dublin

M.A., Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama

20022003

Thesis: "Inside and Outside the Unnamable: Samuel Beckett and Donald Barthelme"

Western Washington University

B.A., English

19941998

Lewis and Clark HS

High Shool Diploma, Life

19901994

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Writing, Film, Music Composition and Performance, Game Theory and Design, Economics, Modernism, Literature

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