Science fiction writer and game developer

John Ayliff reading from Belt Three at the Vancouver Public Library

I'm a game developer, writer and narrative designer based in Vancouver, Canada.

My games include space exploration roguelike Beyond the Chiron Gate and its spiritual predecessor, Seedship. My solo work is divided between games with extensive procedural generation, and more traditional hypertext narratives. See all my games on My first novel, Belt Three, was published in 2015 by Harper Voyager.

Most of my games are free, but you can support me on Patreon to get access to developer diaries and preview versions.

I'm available for freelance games writing and narrative design work. Take a look at my CV or contact me if you think I might be a good fit for your project.

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