About Thom Lingard

This website is a melting pot for everything I do and say, showcasing all the work I have to offer; my professional experience, blog posts and opinions or personal projects.

I’m an English Literature and Creative Writing graduate from Lancaster Univeristy (England), an avid video game fan and musician who prides the art of storytelling above most other things. Whether it’s in the games I play, the music I listen to or just the experiences of the world I have, finding a way to communicate and tell a story through those things is vital.

I am a particular fan of unorthodox storytelling, through things like interactivity within VR, world design and non-verbal environmental storytelling, and extraneous detail that can inform understanding for readers/players. I’m someone who (to a lot of people’s criticism) really appreciated the Destiny 1 Grimoire system, for example, to the extent that I have a short article written about what I loved it written here, and a development on those thoughts for Destiny 2 written here. Sometimes pushing players out of where they expect to find narrative can lead to incredible experiences.

In general, I just love to tell stories, as well as talk all day about them to anyone who will listen – I’d love to get in touch with anyone who shares that passion.