A senior narrative designer and games writer
I’m Ben, a freelance narrative designer and games writer who specialises in interactive fiction and branching narratives. I've worked for a number of clients, such as Wizards of the Coast and ITV, and have multiple commercially shipped games under my belt.
My responsibilities have been scriptwriting, character creation, designing main and side plotlines, leading narrative teams, coordinating with other departments, developing and implementing new narrative design techniques, and rapidly prototyping new game and story ideas.
I'm always looking for more clients to work with or opportunities to do talks/podcasts, so get in touch and let's talk.
Writer of Exceptional Story: Old Fritz
Fallen London - Failbetter Games
Cabernet - Party for Introverts
Narrative Consultant & Editor
Narrative Designer & Writer
Kamigawa: A Visual Novel
Lead Narrative Designer
Love Island: Boat Party
Love Island: Season 2
Love Island: Season 3
Love Island: The Wedding
Ben has been incredibly helpful in a variety of narrative projects we've done at YRS TRULY, and we always seek his expertise when working on anything related to narrative design. Thanks to his leadership over the narrative for Kamigawa: A Visual Novel, we were able to turn the project around quickly without compromising on quality. Ben has been incredibly helpful in a variety of narrative projects we've done at YRS TRULY, and we always seek his expertise when working on anything related to narrative design. Thanks to his leadership over the narrative for Kamigawa: A Visual Novel, we were able to turn the project around quickly without compromising on quality.
MJ Widomska: Founder and Director at YRS TRULY
Ben is one of those people that you feel lucky to have met. He's a talented writer and designer with a bizarre sense of humour that finds its way into every corner of his work. He has a genuine compassion for his colleagues and for his audience, and a deep commitment to the values of inclusivity and representation. It's been a pleasure to see him come into his powers and he's a core contributor on every project he's involved in.
Ed Sibly: Narrative Director at Netspeak
Ben was a fantastic Narrative Designer at Fusebox Games. He is considerate and compassionate with his work and his pun fuelled humour, which never fails to get the team laughing. Working with Ben for 3 years was an absolute pleasure. He worked hard with the team to make Love Island The Game the best it can be. Ben is an invaluable colleague, a great narrative designer, and a generally awesome presence to be around.
Frankie Wakefield: Former Lead Narrative Designer at Fusebox Games
Ben has demonstrated that he is a formidable writing and designing talent. He creatively balances writing original content for a well-known, long-running IP with the challenges of keeping it fresh, ensuring that it is sensitive to the needs of its players, and introducing both moving and humorous storylines to what could risk being rather lightweight subject matter. Outside his work, he makes a point of sharing his knowledge and skills with others in the industry - being involved in mentoring schemes such as Limit Break, and regularly attending industry events. As one of his peers - it's always a pleasure to encounter him at such events, and I find our discussions about working in games invigorating and informative.
Olivia Wood: Narrative Lead at Star Stable Entertainment AB
With his work, Ben has established himself as an experienced and balanced voice in the world of videogame narrative. Beyond his professional credits, Ben has taken an active role in the narrative community as a voice for inclusivity and progress. He is committed to improving the ways that narrative can be delivered in video games.
Andrew Walsh: Freelance Writer and Head of Writers Guild (Great Britain: Games)