Sam Beirne is a game designer from Washington. He is currently employed by ArenaNet, a subsidiary of NCsoft and the creator of Guild Wars, as a member of the design team.

Before joining ArenaNet, Sam worked for Griptonite Games where he was a designer on five handheld titles based on popular feature film properties including James Bond, Star Wars, and Pirates of the Caribbean for the Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance.


  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns
  • Guild Wars 2
  • Guild Wars: Eye of the North
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Nintendo DS)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Nintendo DS)
  • Lego Star Wars: The Video Game (Game Boy Advance)
  • Robots (Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS)
  • James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (Game Boy Advance)