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Jane Jensen (b. 28 January 1963 in Palmerton, Pennsylvania) is the game designer of the popular and critically-acclaimed Gabriel Knight adventure games and author of the novels Judgement Day and Dante's Equation.

Jane Jensen was born Jane Elizabeth Smith, the youngest of seven children. She received a BA in Computer Science from Anderson University in Indiana and worked as a systems programmer for Hewlett-Packard. Her love of both computers and creative writing eventually led her to the computer gaming industry and Sierra Online where she worked as a writer on The Kindred and The Search for Cetus. After co-designing Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow with veteran game designer Roberta Williams, Jensen designed her first solo game: Sins of the Fathers, which was released in 1993. The dark, supernatural mystery was a departure for Sierra but the game was enthusiastically received, with the strength of Jensen's writing, along with the game's horror and gothic sensibilities coming in for particular praise from the gaming press and earning the title Computer Gaming World's "Adventure Game of the Year" title.

Jensen followed up Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers with two sequels: A Gabriel Knight Mystery in 1995 and Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned in 1999. Somewhat unusually for an adventure game series, each Gabriel Knight title was produced in an entirely different format to the others. Whereas the original was a traditional 2D animated game, the sequels were realised through full motion video and a custom built 3D engine, respectively. Despite further acclaim for Jensen's design in both cases (The Beast Within was Computer Gaming World's "Game of the Year"), the large expenses associated with making the sequels, coupled with the declining marketability of adventure games (especially within Sierra) meant that a fourth in the series was not commissioned.

In 1996, Jensen published a novelization of the first Gabriel Knight game. A second Gabriel Knight novelization followed in 1998. In 1999, Jensen published her first non-adapted novel, Millennium Rising (later retitled Judgment Day). Her fourth book, Dante's Equation was published in 2003. Dante's Equation was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award.

Jensen has most recently been involved in designing casual online games at Oberon Media, notably some mystery/puzzle games called Inspector Parker (2003) and BeTrapped! (2004), a game that intended to mix traditional adventure elements into the milieu of the casual game.

Jane Jensen lives in Seattle with her second husband, composer Robert Holmes, who composed the music for the Gabriel Knight series.

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Total Books: 26
In the Land of Milk and Honey
2016 - In the Land of Milk and Honey [Elizabeth Harris, Bk 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780425282908
ISBN-10: 0425282902
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 4

Kingdom Come An Elizabeth Harris Mystery
2016 - Kingdom Come an Elizabeth Harris Mystery (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780425282892
ISBN-10: 0425282899
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3

Millennium Rising
La ecuacion Dante / Dante's Equation
2008 - La Ecuacion Dante / Dante's Equation [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788498003628
ISBN-10: 8498003628
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Room of Her Own at the Top Women Prime Ministers  Presidents
2007 - Room of Her Own at the Top Women Prime Ministers Presidents (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780312223380
ISBN-10: 0312223382
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Dante's Equation
2006 - Dante's Equation (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345430380
ISBN-10: 0345430387
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 13

El Despertar del Milenio
2001 - El Despertar Del Milenio (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788495618009
ISBN-10: 8495618001
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Substores
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Judgment Day
2000 - Judgment Day (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345430359
ISBN-10: 0345430352
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 12

The Beast Within
1998 - The Beast Within [Gabriel Knight supernatural mystery series book 2] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780451456212
ISBN-10: 0451456211
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Sins of the Fathers
1997 - Sins of the Fathers [Gabriel Knight] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451456076
ISBN-10: 0451456076
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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The Beast Within Official Player's Guide
1995 - The Beast Within Official Player's Guide (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781572800786
ISBN-10: 157280078X
Genre: Computers & Technology
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