Copyright © Steve Ince 2004 - 2017
"It was fantastic for me to work with such an experienced
writer who both writes well and knows what they want."
- Delyth Thomas, TV and film director
"It's always a great pleasure working with Steve and his scripts. Steve is a true craftsman and master of story and character. His dialogue writing is world-class and a delight to cast and record. He deserves every plaudit. He is a consummate professional and I recommend him most highly."
- Mark Estdale, Outsource Media
"our heartfelt thanks for a job well done and for unprecedented commitment to a project we hold dear"
(The Witcher 2)
- CD Projekt RED & The Locoteam
"you ain't no fumble thumbs"
- Laura MacDonald, 2013
"Working with Steve Ince has been very inspiring. His considerable experience in game design greatly contributes to his writing skills"
- Playlogic Game Factory
“...you'll enjoy two of Broken Sword's [The Sleeping Dragon] biggest strengths: sharp writing and a cast of memorable characters. The story is filled with funny, dramatic, and even touching moments."
- MSN's Must Have Games
"Mr Smoozles Goes Nutso is a pleasure to experience"
- Marty Mulrooney,
Alternative Magazine Online
"Steve Ince ... one of the most constructive, positive
professionals I've ever talked to."
- Juan P. Ordonez
"what really sets it apart is its well-crafted story, which would be right at home in any crime show. ...the dialog is not only smart, but sounds like things people would actually say."
- Vanessa Carter, gamezebo.com
On Special Enquiry Detail:The Hand that Feeds
"Rhianna Ford & The Da Vinci Letter is a fun wild ride through a captivating story that grabs hold and doesn't let go until you reach the resolution."
- Grinnyp, Jayisgames.com
"Captain Morgane appears to be much more visually fabulous and have a sharper wit than Guybrush Threepwood."
- Gelugon_baat commenting on Gamespot.com
" 'WritingFor Video Games’ is undoubtedly a must-read for people working in, or hoping to work in, the video games industry
regardless of their role.”
- Owain Paciuszko, WhatCulture!
"From Nico's French accent to George's believable "Yankee Lawyer" silliness, it is a pleasure to listen to the game."
- IGN.COM, 8.4/10
(Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon)
“what's best about the game [Special Enquiry Detail: Engaged to Kill] is its team of co-heroes, Lamonte and Turino. Both of them offer amusing observational comments when investigating crime scenes, and the banter between the two is often a hoot. In fact, the story as a whole (thanks to writer/designer Steve Ince) is pretty entertaining--certainly better than many a prime-time crime drama.”
- Neilie Johnson, Examiner.com
"Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle is a beautiful looking game with an adventurous story about growing up and dealing with grief"
- Astrid Beulink, Adventure Gamers
With video game storylines, characters and narrative becoming more and more sophisticated, games writers need the skills of the most talented novel writers, as well as a knowledge of the industry.
Writing for Video Games by Steve Ince gives a realistic picture of how games companies work, and advises the best techniques to adapt your skills.
“It's a substantial, informative, entertaining, and, in many ways, enlightening read. I'm particularly impressed by how you manage to cover all aspects of game production - and the writer's role in the process - in great depth and with great insight, but without losing yourself (and the readers) in microscopic detail.”
- Martin Ganteföhr, Game Designer and Writer
• point of view
• interactive narrative
• technical writing
• marketing yourself
Appendices include a sample script and recommended
websites, games and books.
The foreword to the book is by Tony Warriner,
co-founder of Revolution Software.
Writing for Video Games is published by A&C Black,
the publishers of the Writers' and Artists' Yearbook
To purchase Writing for Video Games, please visit your
regional Amazon site, order it from your local book store
or visit the publisher's site to order it directly.
The Kindle version of the book is now available!
The book has recently been given a new cover (left lower).