Game Writer & Narrative Designer

Narrative Design, Rich worlds and engaging characters that leave players energized

Hello, I’m Rebecca McCarthy. A game writer and narrative designer based in the UK with over ten years experience in the games industry. I specialise in holistic world building, expressive characters and IP generation.

Globe icon representing World Building.

I can expand and work within existing worlds creating authentic new content.

Dawn icon - IP creation

Create new IP from the ground up. Enthralling players, meeting stakeholder needs and supporting world class gameplay.

Microphone icon - Engaging Dialogue and voice casting.

Funny engaging dialogue and character creation supported by voice casting and direction.

Book Icon - Lore, community content and live service games.

Unique engaging prose for engaging lore, community and live service games.


  • Holistic Narrative Design Talk at GDLX

    Exciting news! I’m speaking at GDLX on Wednesday 29th March in London about Holistic narrative design. I’ll be taking a whistle stop tour through narrative design and how I think applying a narrative approach leads to better games and happier teams.

  • Talk Slides – GDLX London – A holistic approach to narrative design

    Talk Slides – GDLX London – A holistic approach to narrative design

    This week I was lucky enough to present my talk ” All Together Now, a holistic approach to narrative design.” I broke down how narrative is more than just story. That strong narrative is about working together as a team and sharing inspiration. The room was full for the talks all day and the indie…