Read what Martin’s clients have to say about him and his work.
“In an industry that is still trying to discover the best ways to tell compelling stories and generate genuine character empathy, we need writers who are prepared to push the boundaries and seek new and exciting ways to engage and immerse gamers: writers who can create compelling, believable characters, deep, immersive worlds and entertaining tales that seamlessly complement gameplay.
After working with Martin on Fable: The Journey, Milo & Kate, The Movies and Black & White 2, I believe that he is a writer who fulfils all of those criteria. Martin is a writer who is always looking to take the role of storytelling and character development/empathy in new and exciting directions, and he has a keen understanding of their relationship with gameplay and design. I’d highly recommend his scriptwriting and narrative design services.”
Peter Molyneux, OBE
Founder, Lionhead Studios and 22 Cans
“Martin is an absolute pleasure to work with. He’s flexible but creatively focused, able to hit difficult deadlines, and I’ve personally enjoyed reading his larger works. I’ve known Martin for over a decade now and very much value his opinion and wouldn’t hesitate to work with him again.”
Production Director, Bungie
I have worked in film and television for many years and have learned by experience how difficult it is to find collaborators who are not only skilled at their craft but also gifted with a real insight into the lives of the characters they create. Film and TV is a collaborative art form, and being talented is not nearly enough, a writer also needs enough generosity of spirit to be able to work alongside other writers and creative team members. Martin is not only a gifted writer, but he has a passion for the work and a real ability to take an idea and run with it, enriching everyone he works with, and making the process exciting, successful and fun.
I have worked widely in theatre, film, TV, and radio, working alongside large creative teams and highly experienced writers; I would not hesitate in saying that my experience of working with Martin was one of the best of my career to date. I value and respect his skill and warm hearted approach to the work, and I very much hope we will work together again in the future.
Film, TV, Radio and Video Game Writer
Winner Prix du Public Nantes Film Festival/Best Single Drama Kidscreen New York (Some Dogs Bite)
Martin Korda is that rare beast – a writer who both straddles and fundamentally understands the challenges of both linear and interactive storytelling. A natural gamer, by instinct and through experience, Martin has honed his screenwriting skills and his understanding of the importance of character and story structure. While working with him as Performance Director on the Xbox 360 Kinect project Milo & Kate, I was struck by his ability to write with both these sometimes competing requirements in mind. That he did so with great humour and creative integrity proved his ability and talent at writing for games, particularly those that value the story the player discovers.
Film, TV and Video Game Director
“I’ve worked closely with Martin for many years during the development of numerous projects at Lionhead Studios. I have found him to be a very skilled writer whose work is always well written, creative and entertaining.
Studio Head, Lionhead Studios
Martin’s writing is succinct and thoroughly easy to work with from an actor’s perspective. It was a great joy to work with his scripts which are amongst the best there are. His experience with gaming scripts is beyond reproach, full of imagination and with a fun side, as well as a serious edge when needed. His understanding of different characters suggests that he might have been an actor in a previous life.
Theatre and Video Game Actor
I worked with Martin on a large project and since our first meeting it was astonishing how focused and dedicated to his work he is. From the general concept through to characters, setting, script, and even the tiniest details, he was constantly thinking how to improve them, discussing them and rewriting them in order to make sure they fit perfectly.
What’s even more important is that he worked with all of the development team – level designers, character modellers, action programmers - to keep track of what could and what couldn’t be done technically, and then adapting the script and game-flow accordingly.
Having had a chance to work with him and to experience his creativity, writing talent and dedication to create a complete game and not only a good script, I can sincerely recommend Martin’s work. He’s not only a true pro, he’s also a great guy to talk to and work with!
CEO/Lead Programmer, Silden Games
When developing our multi-platform game Anomaly: Warzone Earth, we were looking for an experienced writer who would be able to work closely with us to write high quality dialogue. We needed someone who was fluent in English and able to write any type of language we were looking for: colloquial, military and scientific lingo. We met Martin Korda – who was already an experienced games writer – at Gamescom and after our meeting we decided to work with him. We soon discovered that hiring him was a really good decision. Working with Martin went very smoothly and he was highly responsive to our dialogue suggestions. I can highly recommend Martin to game developers who are looking for a talented and skilled writer.
Senior Writer, 11bit Studios
Martin is a first-class games writer, a lot of fun to work with and an all-round good egg. He’s helpful, he’s super-knowledgeable. In short, he’s a pillar of the games industry.
Movie, TV and Video Game Actor
Martin Korda is an awesome writing talent to work with. Incredibly organized, easy to communicate with, and happy to iterate until that touch of magic is found that makes all the difference to any text or copy. We couldn’t be more pleased with the results so I can with no doubt recommend Martin.
CEO & Executive Producer, Legendo Entertainment
Martin is a careful and considered creative writer who was very easy to work with.
Game Director on PURE for Xbox 360 and PS3