21 Facts About Amy Hennig


Amy Hennig was born on August 19,1964 and is an American video game director and script writer, formerly for the video game company Naughty Dog.


Amy Hennig began her work in the industry on the Nintendo Entertainment System, with her design debut on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System game Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City.


Amy Hennig later went to work for Crystal Dynamics, working primarily on the Legacy of Kain series.


Amy Hennig has been called one of the most influential women in the video game industry by Edge magazine.


Amy Hennig graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in English literature.


Amy Hennig went on to the film school at San Francisco State University, when she was hired as an artist for an Atari game called ElectroCop.


Amy Hennig has worked in the video game industry since the late 1980s.


Amy Hennig later moved to designing and directing video games.


Two years after being hired at Electronic Arts, Amy Hennig worked as an artist on Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City.


However, when the lead designer quit, Amy Hennig landed the job.


Amy Hennig directed and wrote Soul Reaver 2 and Legacy of Kain: Defiance.


Amy Hennig departed Crystal Dynamics to act as the creative director for Naughty Dog.


Amy Hennig contributed to the Jak and Daxter series before working as the game director for Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, and as head writer and creative director for the Uncharted series.


Amy Hennig announced she joined Skydance Media in November 2019 to start a new division there, Skydance New Media, for "new story-focused experiences [that] will employ state-of-the-art computer graphics to provide the visual fidelity of television and film, but with an active, lean-in experience that puts the audience in the driver's seat".


Amy Hennig believes the term "platformer" is outdated and misused with many modern games, preferring a different term like "traversal" for some.


Amy Hennig feels that focusing too much on graphics can inhibit a game, saying that once game writers focus on creative expression, video games will greatly improve.


Amy Hennig often uses supporting characters to highlight personality aspects of other characters through interactions within the script.


Amy Hennig has won two Writers Guild of America Video Game Writing Awards in addition to several other awards for her work on Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 3.


Amy Hennig has been cited as an example of a successful woman in a historically male dominated industry, and of how women are taking more important roles within it.


Amy Hennig was given a BAFTA Special Award in June 2016.


Amy Hennig received the Lifetime Achievement award at the Game Developers Choice Awards in March 2019.