It's six months since our last State of the Nation and we haven't stopped. Both Giles and Ian have been working on Talespinners more-than-full-time, and we've had extra support from our raft of external writers - several of whom have now joined us as associates! It's been a joy being involved in so many varied [...]
The Develop award nominations are out! Great to see Splendy Games’ The Bunker doing so well – Best Writing, Best Performance, and the studio itself for two other awards. We co-wrote the game with Splendy, Steve Ince and Kevin Beimers, so obviously the writing award is the important one from our point of view – […]
London's Brawling! We've been working with Paw Print Games and publisher nDreams on their London-based zombie brawler Bloody Zombies. It's a 4-player side-scrolling brawler which can also use VR, which is something you definitely have to experience - the effectiveness of the VR gameplay took us by surprise.From the website: London has been lost to [...]
We’re teaming up with BAFTA Cymru and RPG: Relating Philosophy and Gaming to bring you an event in Cineworld in Cardiff, where we’ll talk about using interactive storytelling methods to evoke horror and other emotions in your audience, and then have a fireside chat – led by a philosopher – exploring the subject in more […]
We're delighted to announce that we're working with Welsh studio Quantum Soup on their debut title Talesinger: The Voice of the Dragon, a narrative RPG without combat set in Iron Age Wales, for PC and consoles. To quote the developer: Play as apprentice bard Gwen, tasked with uniting the quarrelling Celtic tribes against the invading [...]
Talespinners quickly grasped our concept and were immediately able to work it into a captivating and inspirational story. Whenever an issue with the narrative came up, Talespinners were always quick to respond and promptly came up with solutions.
Mostafa Hafez CEO, Instinct Games
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.
Allan Plenderleith Director, Splendy Games
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!
Simon Barratt Director, Cooperative Innovations
We had a rough and sprawling story and lore for The Exiled that organically developed over years of development. Ian came and turned that chaos into a structured and coherent document, in the course solving the many logical problems and inconsistencies that had developed. With tiny amounts oversight and feedback from our side he came up with an interesting lore and turned that lore into engaging words. Will work with him again on future projects.
Alexander Zacherl Managing Director / Game Director, Fairytale Distillery
Talespinners have been wonderful to work with; enthusiastic, imaginative, and organised. I thoroughly enjoyed our story meetings. They’ve delivered excellent dialogue and plenty of strong ideas that have lifted our narrative, and spotted story problems early that might have resulted in wasted work. Even if you have a good handle on your story, I would recommend bouncing your ideas off Talespinners – they’ll come back even better.
Chris Payne Managing Director, Quantum Soup
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 worked together on RAID: World War II by Lion game Lion, which has a complex VO structure. Talespinners grasped this very quickly and we went on to write some great dialogue in character. We hope to have a working relationship with Talespinners for some time to come.
Arash Amini Producer, Lion Game Lion
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.
Olly Bennett Managing Director, Cardboard Sword
Talespinners offered us floor to ceiling help with our narrative while still calling out the areas where they recognised that we had already carried out good enough work ourselves. They quickly and accurately grasped the themes and subtleties of the project and were both fast and responsive in the work they produced.
Ciaran O'Connor Producer, Curiscope
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. A big thank you to Giles and Ian.
Dan Mills External Producer, nDreams
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