Jill Murray writes for video games and young adult novels. She won a 2013 Writer’s Guild Award for Excellence in Game Writing and felt nearly as giddy as she does any time a teenage reader tweets at her to say they like one of her books. In the past, Jill has been a blogger, a front end web developer, culture festival pr person, and a theatre student. She is the keeper of the one true secret about how these things are linked together. (The answer involves coffee farms, so you know that’s a long story.)
Jill is currently accepting new freelance clients and projects and would probably love to meet you.

CV Highlights

Awards & Honours

  • WGAW Award for Excellence in Game Writing, 2013
  • Canada Council for the Arts Grant to Professional Writers, 2010

Video Games Shipped

  • Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry (Ubisoft, 2013)
    Canadian Video Game Award nominee, writing
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft, 2013)
    Canadian Video Game Award winner, with Lead Writer Darby McDevitt
  • Assassin’s Creed: Liberation (Ubisoft, 2012)
    Writer’s Guild of America Award Winner, with Co-Writer Richard Farrese
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, 2012 (Ubisoft, 2011)

Novels Published

Board Games Designed


Game Writing for Playwrights, National Theatre School of Canada, Jan. 2015

Game Talks & Panels

Book Talks & Panels

Jill has brought writer talks and workshops to Harbourfront Centre’s ALOUD festival (Toronto), to schools & libraries in wonderful regions of Canada, such as Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes.

Selected Games Media

Selected Books Media