Hello there! If you’ve clicked your way here, you’re probably trying to learn more about Ryan A. Span. That’s me. This page is where I’ll attempt to say a little about myself.

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 written The Impostor Prince and STREET, as well as various independent video games (Frontiers, Mount&Blade and M&B Warband, Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox, UFO: Alien Invasion). I’m currently Creative Director at Alpha Wave Entertainment. I’ve even worked on a number of tabletop games (notably Chaostle). Most importantly, I am a human person who exists!

My biggest ambition is to write stories that make people think as well as being entertaining to read. To 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.

If you’re looking to contact me for any reason, all you have to do is send an e-mail to the following address:


All messages get read, sooner or later.

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.

Felt Tip Circus (Designer)
The Next World (Writer, Programmer, Lead Designer)
Euclidean (Creative Director)
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)