Life in the Crescent
About the author
Steve Ince, overcoming his natural modesty...
I'm not really one for prattling on about myself, preferring my work to speak for me, but I know that many people who read weblogs like to have a picture of what the author is about, even a very biased one. So here is mine.
I'm a 46 year old video game designer and writer by profession, though I gained a degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics when at university. I have previously worked in bingo hall management and in a large metal refinery as well as doing a daily comic strip for a local paper for about six months in 1992.
I recently turned freelance after working for Revolution Software for 11 years, where I had the opportunity to work on a number of excellent games, including Beneath a Steel Sky, Broken Sword and In Cold Blood. My freelance career will give me the opportunity to explore ever more exciting areas of writing and design.
I was recently nominated for one of the Game Developers Choice Awards for Excellence in Writing. Although someone else won, it was an honour to be nominated.
I live with my partner, June, and a cat called Acrasia, in a small town in East Yorkshire. The house overlooks fields and the Wolds and because of the peace and quiet it's easy to think that we're pretty isolated at times. June and I have been together for nearly 14 years.
I have three sons, Shaun, David and Jason. Shaun is living with his girlfriend, Emma, and they have a beautiful daughter called Caitlin who's seven months old at the time of writing. David is working hard for a living and Jason is studying IT at college.
I've had a love of comics ever since I was very young and had an interest in drawing them since I was in my early teens. Though I had a strip published in the local paper, I don't really feel as though I've done anything substantial until I started publishing Juniper Crescent online. My style has come together very well and I feel as though the voice I'm writing in is very much my own.
I started up the weblog page as an alternative to the forum I used to have and which seemed to attract no readers whatsoever. The original intention was to have it simply as news about my strips and the game-related stuff, but it seems to have developed into a more of a personal blog.