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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 a BAFTA, D.I.C.E., W.G.A., Game Awards, SXSW nominated & winning interactive screenwriter and founder of Martian Brothel.

Martian Brothel is currently partnered with GenVid to lead the narrative of Silent Hill: Ascension (an interactive series) -- and Ghost Story Games, formerly Irrational, on the writing of JUDAS. Other Martian Brothel partnerships have included Firaxis on the writing and narrative design of their RPG system for MARVEL'S MIDNIGHT SUNS -- and MidBoss on their upcoming indie game Read Only Memories: Neurodiver.

Shanon is also known for her work on GOD OF WAR: RAGNAROK and at Telltale Games, mainly on both seasons of their WGA-nominated BATMAN series, The Walking Dead: The Final SeasonTales from the Borderlands and Minecraft: Story Mode, which is now on Netflix.

Her favorite genres to write for are psychological horror, thrillers, noir, science fiction, and dark comedies.

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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