Sam Lake is a games writer, director and designer. Lake has been working with Rockstar Games, 505 Games, Remedy Entertainment and War Drum Studios. Lake's first game was Max Payne published by Microsoft Studios for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox in 2001. Next, Sam Lake worked on Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne taking on the role of writer. Later, Lake also was part of the team who developed Alan Wake's American Nightmare published by Microsoft Studios for PC, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Most recently, Sam Lake was involved in the development of Alan Wake 2.