Richard Lemarchand is a game designer at Naughty Dog, creators of the multi-million selling Uncharted, Jak and Daxter and Crash Bandicoot series of games. The studio has sold over 40 million games in its lifetime, adding up to well over a billion dollars in sales, and has been wholly owned by Sony Computer Entertainment since 2001.
Richard has worked directly on the design and production of twelve major console game titles in his 18-year career. He was the Co-Lead Game Designer of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and the Lead Game Designer of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. He also worked on Naughty Dog's Jak 3 and Jak X: Combat Racing, and helped create the successful game series Gex, Pandemonium and Soul Reaver at Crystal Dynamics.
Richard is a hands-on designer who enjoys the practical business of building out a game in iterative, adaptable ways, with the goal of achieving innovation while maintaining high standards of design. He has made story-based character-action games the main focus of his career, and his role at Naughty Dog includes production as well as design.
Born in England, Richard grew up in a small rural town dreaming of ancient civilizations and outer space. He has a degree in Physics and Philosophy from Oxford University.