Zane Pickett

Game Industry Forbes Contributor

Zane Pickett is a writer working at the intersection of gaming and technology for Forbes. He has worked for the last few years in the video game industry, where he has created content, written narrative, and collaborated with other teams for the likes of WHOOP, Hyperice, National Basketball League, Illusion Ray Studios, and more. A former web developer interested in writing (and a passion for gaming) and always looking for ways to encourage the game development community and support new first-time genre-busting games. Gaming-wise, he leans toward single-player indie-developer games, especially for the indie psychological/horror genre, but you can always catch him on Dead by Daylight for an evening thrill.

For years, he has dedicated time to collaborate with talented people worldwide in a variety of mediums. Above all else, he works with people as a creative collaborator to take projects to new heights. When Zane is not writing, he works as the Operations Manager for Moor Insights & Strategy in Austin, Texas. He hopes to one day not just review games but to voice act and write scripts for them. He does a killer Mickey Mouse impression. For years, he has dedicated time to collaborate with talented people worldwide in a variety of mediums.

From a childhood full of video games, board games, and books, to an adult life full of very much the same things, as in running his tabletop roleplaying group ‘The Losers Club’ or building his community in his newly found passion for streaming on Twitch TV. Zane has always been obsessed with a good horror story. Horror is a fiction genre whose purpose is to create feelings of fear, trepidation, malice, and terror in you that could even lead to permanent phobias.


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