Skip to main content
PBS logo

Search - List of Books by Amy Briggs

Amy R. Briggs (born in 1962) is known for creating Plundered Hearts, an interactive fiction computer game published by Infocom in 1987. A Minnesota native, she graduated from Macalester College in 1984 with a B.A. in English, specializing in British literature. Already a fan of Infocom's games, Briggs joined the company in 1985 as a game tester. Working long hours playtesting games and learning the ZIL programming language, she quickly rose to the rank of Implementor.

Briggs's literary background led her to write the company's only romance-genre text adventure. She also chose an explicitly female lead character, again unique for Infocom (other lead characters were either of unspecified gender, male, or allowed a choice of sex). She explained these choices by saying, "C. S. Lewis said he had to write The Chronicles of Narnia because they were books he wanted to read, and nobody else had written them yet. Plundered Hearts was a game I wanted to play."

Although Plundered Hearts was her only text adventure, Amy Briggs worked as a writer and editor on a number of other Infocom projects: she did a major rewrite of Quarterstaff, and helped to design "The Flathead Calendar", the main feelie included with Zork Zero. After Infocom was shut down in 1989, she returned to Minnesota where she attended graduate school, eventually earning a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of Minnesota. Then she went to work for 3M as a human factors engineer.
This author page uses material from the Wikipedia article "Amy Briggs", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0
Total Books: 13
Controlled Burn
Controlled Burn [Brotherhood of District 23 - Volume 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781539657071
ISBN-10: 1539657078
Genre: Romance

Fired Up
Fired Up [The Brotherhood of District 23 - Volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781530818501
ISBN-10: 1530818508
Genre: Romance

Fully Involved Brotherhood of District 23 Book 2
Fully Involved Brotherhood of District 23 Book 2 [Volume 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781534968752
ISBN-10: 153496875X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Hot  Cold
Hot Cold (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781542723190
ISBN-10: 1542723191
Genre: Romance

Jordyn's Army
Jordyn's Army (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781732000087
ISBN-10: 1732000085
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance

National Geographic Angry Birds Seasons A Festive Flight Into the World's Happiest Holidays
National Geographic Angry Birds Space A Furious Flight Into the Final Frontier
National Geographic Angry Birds Star Wars The Science Behind the Saga
National Geographic Angry Birds Star Wars The Science Behind the Saga
Royal Protection
Royal Protection [Little Queens Duet 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781547207794
ISBN-10: 1547207795
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Saving Sarah
Saving Sarah [Special Forces: Operation Alpha] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781643843216
ISBN-10: 1643843214
Genre: Romance
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Michigan
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into Michigan (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781592232673
ISBN-10: 1592232671
Genres: History, Travel, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.