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Martian Brothel is an outsourcing  narrative studio that brings over 15 years of interactive writing and narrative design services to game studios and creative agencies across the galaxy. 

Whether you are concepting your project or game, ramping up story development, need writing support, or just need an expert review, we are here to help you get your story going and help navigating it through difficult obstacles and snags. 

We offer story consultation, dialogue and cutscene writing, pitches, writers' room services, complete narrative and system design specs, marketing copywriting, creative direction, and second-to-none in-depth reviews and notes of your documents and builds. 

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Ghost Story Games

  • Principle writer and narrative designer, developing and co-writing an Unannounced next-gen AAA title with Ken Levine. 

  • Writers' room, world building, story development, and character creation.

  • Building narrative legos with the former Irrational team and helping to re-invent the narrative design on the project, creating innovative new narrative design and quest documents from the ground up. 

  • Penning dialogue to almost every kind of game mechanic. 

  • Hiring and training new writers. 


Shanon M. Ingles

Interactive Screenwriting & Narrative Design Consultant

Shanon is an award-winning game writer and narrative designer currently co-writing and designing the narrative for a next-gen AAA title for Ghost Story Games, formerly Irrational -- and serving as the Narrative Director / Lead Writer for the indie studio Midboss on their new game 'Read Only Memories: Neurodiver.'

In the past, she's worked as a Senior Writer at Telltale Games, mainly on both seasons of their WGA-nominated BATMAN series, Tales from the Borderlands and Minecraft: Story Mode, which is now on Netflix. She's also worked as a narrative designer for educational games, copywriter and creative director in advertising and a mobile game writer for Electronic Arts.

Shanon attended graduate film school at the University of Texas at Austin where she received a Mitchener Fellowship for writing and taught Introduction to Screenwriting. She completed her undergraduate education on a Bright Futures Fellowship at New College of Florida, one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges, where she majored in Cognitive Psychology, completed her undergrad research in memory and perception, and edited the student newspaper. 

Shanon also fancies herself a street photographer and aerial artist. If you have something that needs to be written -- or own a circus -- she might run away with you.

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