Nebraska Authors

Rick Barba

Born Omaha, NE

Rick Barba is the most-published writer of videogame strategy guides in the world, with more than 130 titles and more than 12 million books in print. He is the President and Owner of Rick Barba Enterprises, Inc.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Louisville, CO

Author Of

  • Fiction


short fiction; books for computer gamers


Iowa Writers' Workshop
Stanford University Law School
Santa Clara University, BA in History and Humanities



Places Worked

Santa Clara University
Rick Barba Enterprises, Inc.


Guys. 2004. (short story in A Different Plain, edited by Ladette Randolph)
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings Strategy Guide. 2007.
The Quantum Quandary. 2006.
The Omega Operative. 2007.
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City Signature Series Strategy Guide. 2009.
The Delta Anomaly. 2010.
The Gemini Agent. 2011.
Doom Battlebook
Under a Killing Moon: The Official Strategy Guide
Stonekeep: The Official Stategy Guide
Timelapse: The Official Strategy Guide
Myst: The Official Strategy Guide

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