Hello there! If you’ve clicked your way here, you’re probably trying to learn more about Ryan A. Span. That’s me.

I hail from the great uncharted wilds of north-western Europe. I’m an author, game designer, fencer, scholar of historical European martial arts with the ARMA, and a few other things besides. In my career so far I’ve created various independent video games, as well as a few novels. I’ve even worked on a number of tabletop games (notably Chaostle). Most importantly, I am a human person who exists!

My goal is to write stories that explore the future, past and present, and humanity’s place in them, in the best traditions of classic fiction. To create people out of characters and make them live.

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Here’s a list of my significant video game and tabletop credits to date. I am open to offers of work, depending on pre-existing obligations.

The Dying of The Light (Ludum Dare 39) (Writer/Designer, Narrator, Team Lead)
Golem Creation Kit (Writer/Designer, Programmer, Team Lead)
Felt Tip Circus (Designer)
The Next World: Planetary Exploration (Writer/Designer, Programmer, Team Lead)
The Next World (Writer/Designer, Programmer, Team Lead)
Euclidean (Writer/Designer, Narrator, Team Lead)
Frontiers (Lead Writer)
Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox (Lead Writer)
Mount&Blade and Mount&Blade Warband (Writer)
UFO: Alien Invasion (Lead Designer)
Chaostle and Chaostle: Melee (Writer/Editor)
Flying Mice Games projects:
Book of Jalan, Cold Space, FTL Now, In Harm’s Way (Writer)