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

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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


Topics include:

• characters

• point of view

• storytelling

• interactive narrative

• licences

• localisation

• 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).