Earplay

We're really happy to announce that we're working with Earplay, the US company at the forefront of 'stories you play with your voice' - interactive audio productions across devices such as Amazon's Alexa and Google Home. If you haven't tried out their games, enable Earplay on Alexa or the Google Assistant, or download the Earplay…

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Burden of Command

We've been helping out Green Tree Games for over a year now on their upcoming title Burden of Command, a mix of interactive fiction and tactical play focusing on what it really means to be a leader of a squad of troops in war.

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Getting Into Game Writing

We keep getting asked how someone can start writing for games. In fact, we’re asked so often, that Ian wrote a blog post on it so he can just point people at that. You can find it over here.

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Talespinners: State of the Nation June 2017

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…

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Develop Awards 2017: The Bunker Nominated For Best Writing

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 –…

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Bloody Zombies!

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…

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Nordic Game – Let’s Talk!

We’re at the Nordic Games Conference in Malmö in May this year. Drop us a line if you’d like to chat about your game’s story, or just to talk – we’d love to help out.

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Event: Player Nation

Giles is giving a talk at the Arcade Vaults event Player Nation on 22nd April. More info on it here – it sounds like a great event, so get out there for a day of gaming!

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BAFTA Games Awards 2017

We were very pleased to take part in the juries for Narrative and Ones To Watch. Well done to all the nominees! Read the full list of winners & nominees here.

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Event: The Philosophy of Interactive Horror

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…

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