Talespinners provides narrative services, helping studios of all sizes with the story for their game.
Whether writing and polishing scripts, crafting plot and characters, or troubleshooting scenes, we’ll work with your team to help you create stories, characters, and dialogue that will resonate with your players.
We're all about meaningful story that has an impact on the player, viewer, or reader, whatever the medium. We can help you decide how to deliver your story to make the most of your themes.
Ian is speaking at AdventureX in London on 11-12th November, giving a talk on all the bits of game narrative that aren’t words. We’re very happy to be back...
Spec-cat-ular mews! We're delighted to announce that we've been helping Bae Team and Bossa put the finishing touches on Purrfect Date, their interactive cat-dating sim/visual novel/comedy. Meownificent!
Here's Giles and Ian discussing narrative design, storytelling for games, what we do at Talespinners, and the realities of VR storytelling. Thanks to Karsten from Nevigo for coming along...
It was a pleasure working with Ian on The Bunker, he has an expert eye for game design detail and an incredible talent for bringing real humanity to storylines. His logic in game narrative structure is flawless and he brought an amazing attention to detail to The Bunker, providing layer after layer of storytelling, making the game richer and more immersive.
Giles and Ian did a brilliant job of understanding our requirements and delivering a great story bible for us to work with as we went through pre-production with our coop VR RPG ‘Raiders of Erda’. The staged approach to feedback and iteration between their team and ours meant that we got exactly what we were after and we can’t wait to continue working with them as the game now goes into full production! Thanks guys!
Working with the guys at Talespinners was a very straightforward, creative and collaborative experience. It took very little conversation to get on the right track and move forward with some excellent narrative and conversational dialogue being written... We hope to have a working relationship with Talespinners for some time to come
Ian doesn’t just do the job you give him. He brings new ideas, new approaches and directions, and pulls, sculpts and batters your ideas until they look far shinier than they ever were - or would have been – without him. He is an excellent writer, coder, and logical mind that will help you and your project in far more ways than what is written on any contract or agreement.
Great talent combined with a complete openness to feedback, make Talespinners a top class vendor. They took our feedback onboard and improved upon it quickly, with complete clarity on progress at all key stages throughout development.