Robert Denton Bryant has worked in Hollywood in marketing and production, and in video games as a publisher and a developer. He has been Executive Producer on dozens of games on platforms ranging from CD-ROMs to the iPad, including the bestselling World Championship Poker and Pinball Hall of Fame console franchises. He is the co-author (with Charles P. Schultz) of Game Testing All-In-One and (with Keith Giglio) of Slay the Dragon! Writing Great Video Games. He has lectured in the US and Europe on game writing and narrative design.

Year Started



Bachelor of Arts (Journalism), Washington & Lee University

Master of Fine Arts (Cinema-Television), University of Southern California

Publications & Articles


Game Testing: All in One (3rd Edition, 2016) with Charles P. Schultz

Slay the Dragon: Writing Great Video Games (2015) with Keith Giglio


  • “From Hardcore Gamers to Hardcore Testers: How to Hire and Manage the Best Team” lecture (as invited guest of Quantic Lab), Game Quality Forum Global, Amsterdam, June 26, 2019
  • "From Day Job to Dream Job – Making the Transition” panel, San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego, July 22, 2016.
  • “Writing Great Video Games with Great Video Game Writers” panel moderator, Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, Los Angeles, October 31, 2015.
  • “The Impact of Video Games on Traditional Film & Television Narrative” joint lecture (with Keith Giglio), University Film and Video Association (UFVA) Conference, American University, August 2015.
  • “Mario vs. Aristotle: Journeys of Action and Journeys of Emotion, an Approach to Writing for Interactive Media” lecture, University of Skövde (Sweden), December 4, 2014.