Writing for Games: Rhianna Pratchett, Charles Cecil, Greg Buchanan, and Jay Tholen.

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Greg Buchanan was born in England in 1989. Since completing his BA in English Literature at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, and his PhD at King’s College London, Greg has worked on a variety of bestselling, award-winning videogames. He is represented by the Linx Agency for videogame writing, and in early 2018 was named in GamesIndustry.biz's Top 100 list. He is a member of BAFTA Crew Games. 

Greg is a full member of the Writer's Guild of Great Britain and sits on the WGGB's Games Committee. 


Among other titles, Greg wrote No Man's Sky: Atlas Rises, the 30 hour-long story campaign for the game released in mid-2017, and is the Lead Writer for THQ Nordic's upcoming Aquanox: Deep Descent. Greg has also worked on AAA and VR titles at Supermassive Games, AA and indie (the co-op shooter Mad Devils, the arcade racer Trailblazers, the Telltale-style adventure game Du Lac and Fey: Dance of Death); mobile and web-based projects (X-FactorAdventure HeartsTau Station), and several unannounced AAA projects elsewhere. He was also one of the Voice Directors for Divinity: Original Sin 2.

Greg is also 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, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One in traditional and VR formats, in addition to 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.

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From 2017-18, Greg took the UEA Prose Fiction MA programme, working on his first novel, a literary thriller. His work explores themes of dread, absurdity, love, and an exploration of cultural attitudes towards life and death – whether in crime, dystopia, sci-fi, or literary character studies. Greg's prose work is influenced primarily by Nabokov, Lynch, and Franzen.