Sandy Petersen is a games writer, director and designer who started the games industry career in 1900. Since then, Petersen has been working with Bethesda Softworks, Ensemble Studios, Hidden Path Entertainment and Ideas Pad Ltd. Petersen's first published game was Darkland. Then, Sandy Petersen went on to work on Sword of the Samurai as the writer. Later, Petersen also was part of the team who developed Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome published by Microsoft Studios for PC. Most recently, Sandy Petersen was involved in the development of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition.