Greg Buchanan is a video game writer and voice director.
He wrote the critically acclaimed No Man’s Sky: Atlas Rises, the 30 hour-long story campaign that Vice called ‘a glimpse into the future of games’, blending ‘clever procgen, carefully handcrafted spaces, and a surprising variation of narrative pacing in a way that [impresses]’.
Greg has worked on AAA and VR titles at Supermassive Games, AA and indie (No Man’s Sky; an upcoming Telltale-style adventure game by Rocksteady/Lionhead alumni; The Trail), mobile and web-based projects (X-Factor; Tau Station), and more.
He is best known for his 2016 political indie titles, Paper Brexit and Paper Drumpf (covered by Polygon, RPS, The Boston Globe, and others). Greg holds a PhD in identification and characterisation across video games and novels.
Greg has experience of both premium game development on PS4, PC, and Xbox One in traditional and VR formats, in addition to both premium and F2P experience on mobile and web-based games. He has written and directed voiceover script, designed branching narratives, created in-game lore for a variety of genres, written item descriptions, UI text, Steam store descriptions, achievements, trading cards, and more. He has worked with everyone from small indie teams to large 100+ person studios. Greg’s writing aims to not only motivate and enhance gameplay, but to create engaging worlds full of characters and situations players can really invest in.
Greg is a full member of the Writer's Guild of Great Britain. For game writing, he is represented by the Linx Agency.
Please contact Greg using the form below for writing queries, press queries, and/or speaking requests. For anything else, follow Greg on Twitter.