His love of the classic ‘Hobbit’ game led Fergus to a hugely successful and influential career in gaming and interactive entertainment. Fergus has been creating computer games since the early eighties, when he started writing interactive fiction titles. Over the following years he became well-known in the industry, both for his own content, and his adaptations of other authors’ material, including working with Terry Pratchett to create the first Discworld game.
Moving from interactive fiction to interactive movie adaptations, Fergus set up and managed the development studio for SCi (now Eidos) where he co-wrote and directed voiceover scripts for a number of games including the award-winning Kingdom O’ Magic.
Fergus is now CEO at smart phone game development studio FinBlade but has also embarked on a successful second career as an author of contemporary crime fiction. In 2011, Fergus, represented by literary agent Eve White, signed a three book deal with Hodder & Stoughton
His debut novel “Eye Contact” was published in 2012, and he has a further two novels due for publication in 2013 (“Knife Edge”) and 2014 (“The Man who Lives Upstairs”).