Kathryn Megan Starks is a writer, editor, and game designer in Orange County, California. She currently works as a senior game designer on the critically acclaimed sci-fi MMO Wildstar at Carbine Studios where she manages a team of content designers and develops fresh, fun, new video game content. An experienced professional with five years in the industry, she previously worked as the lead content designer and game writer on the post-apocalyptic MMO Fallen Earth at Icarus Studios in Cary, North Carolina.
Her fiction has appeared in Prick of the Spindle, The Battered Suitcase, Glossolalia, Rose & Thorn, Eight Cuts, The Glass Coin, Blink-Ink, and the anthology On Strike! A Collection of Flashfiction and Art.
Megan has a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. She lives with her partner, Scott, and their cat 'Sushi' and enjoys snowboarding, reading, and playing video games.
n o w p l a y i n g :
Splatoon / wii u
Tales from the Borderlands / ps3
Dragon Age: Inquisition / ps4
n o w r e a d i n g :
The Drafter / Kim Harrison
Dead Ice / Laurel K. Hamilton
Malediction / Melissa F. Olsen
f a v o r i t e s :
Fallout 3, BioShock, Final Fantasy 12, Borderlands 2, Portal 2, Saints Row 3, Monster Hunter Tri, Catherine, Alice: Madness Returns, Valkyria Chronicles, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, Halo: Reach, Minecraft, Castle Crashers
The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel / Amy Hempel
Warm Bodies / Isaac Marion
Chronicle of a Death Foretold / Gabriel García Márquez
21 August 2014
LazyGamer sits down with Senior Game Designer, Megan Starks, to discuss the recent launch of WildStar
17 August 2014
MMORPG Life talks content updates with Senior Game Designer, Megan Starks at Gamescom 2014
06 June 2014
Megan Starks joins the WildStar Weekly cast to showcase questing in 6-14 zone, Celestion
04 June 2014
Gamereactor TV catches up with Senior Game Designer, Megan Starks, to talk Raids in Wildstar
" I have been working with Megan's team for well over a year now at Carbine Studios. Megan is a fantastic content lead, and her leadership helps make her team one of the best content teams I've worked with over my career. The work that Megan and her team does is high quality, very fun, and she goes the extra mile to make sure it's polished.
I'm very impressed with the way she is able to communicate between content, art, and systems so that we're working as a team and not as separate departments. Megan is always open to suggestions and will actively iterate on her work to make sure her team's content is the best it can be.
I enjoy working with someone as talented as Megan, and I highly recommend her. I hope to remain working with her team for years to come. "
- Brian Motisko / Senior Systems Designer at Carbine Studios
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