Corey May

Corey May
Born United States
Alma mater Harvard University
Occupation Screenwriter, producer
Years active 2002–present

Corey May is currently the Narrative Director for Austin video game developer, Certain Affinity. May is also the co-founder and President of Sekretagent Productions, a production company based in Los Angeles, California working in the film, video game, and internet industries. May is the main writer of the Assassin's Creed series. May worked as the lead writer on Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed II, and Assassin's Creed III. Corey May also helped Jeffrey Yohalem as a writer on Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and Darby McDevitt on Assassin's Creed: Revelations. May helped Jeffrey Yohalem once again on Assassin's Creed Syndicate, making it the last game he worked on before departing from Ubisoft. May also helps in the production of most other entries into the Assassin's Creed franchise to make sure everything flows together into one coherent narrative.

May graduated from Harvard University in 1999 and founded Sekretagent with Dooma Wendschuh upon their graduation from the University of Southern California's Peter Stark Producing Program in 2001.

Along with Dooma Wendschuh, May has co-written for video games such as Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, Army of Two and Terminator Salvation. He also was an executive producer on the 2006 horror film The Plague, was a producer on the 2002 film Yo, Tyrone.

He and Wendschuh wrote the recently released Batman video game developed by WB Games Montréal, Batman: Arkham Origins,[1] a prequel to Rocksteady Studios Batman video games: Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.

Video Gameography

Year Title Credited as Notes
Writer Producer
2002 Yo, Tyrone Yes Short film
2004 Prince of Persia: Warrior Within Yes
2005 Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones Yes
Battles of Prince of Persia Yes
Stolen Yes
2006 The Plague Yes Direct-to-video
2007 Assassin's Creed Yes
2008 Army of Two Yes
2009 Terminator Salvation Yes
Assassin's Creed II Yes
2010 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Yes Story
2011 Assassin's Creed: Revelations Yes Story
2011 Happy Feet Two: Erik's Adventure Yes App
2012 Assassin's Creed III Yes
Cartoon Universe Yes Online Game
Inversion Yes
2013 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Yes Story
Batman: Arkham Origins Yes

Awards and nominations

Year Award Award category Title of work Result
2010 British Academy Video Games Awards Best Story (shared with Joshua Rubin and Jeffrey Yohalem) Assassin's Creed II Nominated
Writers Guild of America Award Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing (shared with Joshua Rubin and Jeffrey Yohalem) Nominated
2011 Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing (shared with Jeffrey Yohalem and Patrice Désilets) Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Won
2014 Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing (shared with Dooma Wendschuh and Ryan Galletta) Batman: Arkham Origins Nominated


  1. Hanson, Ben (April 17, 2013). "The Storyline of Batman: Arkham Origins". Game Informer. GameStop. Archived from the original on April 17, 2013. Retrieved April 17, 2013.

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