I'm Dave Ellis, that's who! Okay...maybe that isn't all that helpful.

I started in the video game industry in 1992, and I've shipped over 30 games on 15 different platforms as either a writer or a designer (often as both) for some of the best-known game companies in the industry.


I've written the story, VO, and in-game text for dozens of games, both licensed and original IP games. Two of my original IP scripts have won awards--Dead Head Fred won the first Writers Guild of America award for video game writing in 2008, and Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard won the 2009 Spike TV Video Game Award for Best Comedy Game. I've been a trusted writer for games based on popular licenses from Cartoon Network, DreamWorks, Warner Bros., and Paramount (to name a few). 


I've also written plenty of game documentation (back in the days when manuals were more than just a controller image with button callouts); authored 16 published books; written for a number of national magazines; and spoken at several game writing events.


Now, I'm ready to bring my skills and experience to your next project. Let's talk!



Who is this guy?

Dave Ellis

The Game Writer

Got a video game that needs a writer? YOu've come to the right place!