Sorensen/Crane is a game design and consulting firm offering a variety of services to the computer game, tabletop and media industries. Its founding members have over 20 years experience in world building and IP design, electronic games and tabletop games. Let us know your needs and we’ll create a unique and memorable experience that will promote your […]

Jim Henson Company

Research, development and writing for the Dark Crystal brand bible.

Vampire Diaries

Narrative design, dialogue and gameplay scripting for a Facebook game based on the hit TV show called The Vampire Diaries: Get Sucked In.

Resurrect Dead

We worked with the director, producers, promoters and subject of the documentary RESURRECT DEAD: THE MYSTERY OF THE TOYNBEE TILES to create an alternate-reality game set in New York City. The challenge was to produce a game using material from the film, in this case the titular Toynbee Tiles that first appeared in Philadelphia in […]


FreeMarket represented a major challenge for us: design an SF RPG based on an original IP, one with its roots in cyberpunk and transhumanist SF and in current technological advances and discoveries in fields as diverse as nanotechnology, neuroscience, sociology and astrophysics. It’s also one of the few RPGs in existence where the goal is […]

Recent Work


From the Blog

Posted by admin on June 22nd, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Luke and Jared will speak about IP design and worldbuilding during their brand new talk: Creative Destruction. From worms and mice to pirates and puppets, learn how to get to the heart of a story and turn that atomic element into a game. Not going to PAXDEV? Stay tuned for details on our PAX PRIME panels.

Posted by admin on April 13th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

We had a fantastic convention, both in sales and fan interaction. Luke’s panels on “What is Burning Wheel?” and D&D’s early history were well-regarded. Jared’s trio of Parsely events was difficult in that he lost his voice the day before…but was able to pull off a major coup by running the games without saying a […]

Posted by admin on September 1st, 2011 at 6:19 pm

NYC game designers Luke Crane and Jared Sorensen join forces with Merrill Sterritt of FilmPresence.com to bring you the Resurrect Dead Alternate Reality Game. Read more (and an interview with Luke, Jared and Merrill) at NerdNYC.com. Resurrect Dead Trailer from Resurrect Dead on Vimeo.

Posted by admin on July 27th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

SorenCrane will be attending GenCon 2011 in Indianapolis. We’ll have copies of the FreeMarket boxed set as well as new offerings Burning Wheel Gold and Parsely: Blackboard Jungle at Booth #311. As always, our schedule is full of games and seminars. We invite you to join us! THURSDAY 4:00p – “Dirty Secrets of Game Design” with […]

Posted by admin on June 16th, 2011 at 2:51 am

Three RPGs and two board games vie for hobby gaming’s most exclusive trophy The committee of the Diana Jones Award is happy to announce the shortlist for its 2011 award. Boiled down from a longlist of 22 nominees, this year the list contains five candidates that in the opinion of the committee exemplify the very […]