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Ragnar Tørnquist
Born July 31, 1970 (1970-07-31) (age 39)[1]
Oslo, Norway
Residence Oslo, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Education University of Oslo
Tisch School of the Arts[2]
Occupation Video game designer and game producer
Employer Funcom
Known for The Longest Journey and Anarchy Online video game series
Children One daughter[3]

Ragnar Tørnquist (born July 31, 1970) is a Norwegian game designer and author. He works for Funcom in Oslo.



Tørnquist studied art, history and English at St Clare's, Oxford from 1987 to 1989. From 1989 to 1990, he studied philosophy and English at the University of Oslo. After that, from 1990 to 1993 he attended the Undergraduate Film and Television department at the New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.[2] In 1994, he returned to Oslo, Norway and started working for Funcom as producer, designer, writer, and level-editor of the video game adaptation of Casper.[4]

Ragnar Tørnquist has one daughter.[3]

Tørnquist is credited with popularizing the term "modern adventure", a term used to describe contemporary adventure game design that began with games such as The Longest Journey, Broken Sword, and Syberia. He felt that a new term was needed to describe this new generation of adventure games since "the classic point-and-click 'graphical adventure' is dead... The point of the 'modern adventure' [...] is to bring adventure gaming back into the mainstream, and to use technology and gameplay advances to bring the genre forward into the 'next generation'."[2]

Game credits






  1. ^ Tørnquist, Ragnar (August 1, 2003). "I celebrated my birthday yesterday...". Retrieved 2009-06-11.  
  2. ^ a b c Jong, Philip (2006-11-04). "Interview with Ragnar Tørnquist on "Modern Adventure"". Retrieved 2007-06-15.  
  3. ^ a b Tørnquist, Ragnar (2007-08-29). "Breaking news! Unannounced surprise project just released!". Retrieved 2007-08-30. "On Sunday [26 August 2007], I became the proud father of a baby girl..."  
  4. ^ Sluganski, Randy. "Interview with Ragnar Tørnquist". Retrieved 2007-06-15.  

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