Copyright © Steve Ince 2004 - 2016
"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
Talks, Panels and Workshops
Since turning freelance in 2004, Steve has used his wealth of experience to give talks, sit on panels and run workshops. They have been delivered at international conferences, to groups of students and to small groups of creative individuals and each has been extremely well received.
Talks have ranged from full keynote speeches to small ones that last 20 minutes in an intimate group setting and have allowed Steve to explore creative subjects close to his heart and mind:
Sitting on discussion panels with other writers or creative people is always an excellent and exciting way of getting multiple perspectives on a theme. Steve has sat on panels that have taken place at gaming events and at the prestigious London Screenwriters’ Festival.
Workshops fall into a few categories:
The depth and detail of each will depend on your requirements and can be tailored to your needs, including variations on these main themes. Combining workshops into more extensive sessions is also possible.
If you would like Steve to sit on a panel, run a workshop or talk at your event, educational establishment or organisation, please don’t hesitate to contact him to work out details. If you have a particular need or a specific time slot to fill, this can be easily accommodated.
If you have any other ideas along similar lines to the above Steve would be more than happy to discuss possibilities with you.
School Talks and Workshops
Children have the potential for greatness if they can be inspired from an early age to see the worth of education. In today’s world, with so much emphasis on entertainment of all kinds, and games in particular, a talk on games and storytelling and their associated skills can:
Steve can give talks or run workshops for large or small groups.
He can cover:
If you’d like to discuss ideas and details more fully,
please don’t hesitate to get in contact.
Please book school talks and workshops through Authors Aloud
"Thank you again for serving as a reader in our video chat today with the children of Reynolds School. We all truly enjoyed listening to your beautiful voice as you read aloud from your favourite books like The Enchanted Schoolhouse and Alice in Wonderland. You were very generous in answering all of the questions from the students. We are extremely grateful we could meet you today."
- Christina Cucci, Technology Media Specialist, Reynolds School
“It was a pleasure and honor having you at our conference. I really enjoyed your talk a lot”
- Prof. Dr. Rainer Malaka, Center
for Computing Technologies