Wordplay 2017

We’re sponsoring the 5th annual Wordplay Festival, on November 18th in Toronto, Canada! WordPlay is a free festival run by the Hand Eye Society celebrating the most interesting uses of writing and words in contemporary games. Each year there are curated games showcase, talks by creators about the craft, and ways for the public to…

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Mentorship Programme

We’ve been unable to offer internships and work experience due to the way we’re set up; but we really wanted to find a way to give upcoming writers a leg-up. As a result, we’ve just launched our new mentorship programme! Read all about it and apply here.

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AdventureX 2017: Without Words

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 at the event – there are all-too-few game narrative conventions around, and AdventureX is always good fun. We’re even happier to be one of the sponsors…

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Purrfect Date!

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!

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Interview with Articy:Draft

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 to our stand at Gamescom 2017 to chat to us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzuBPKDseeU

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Bomber Crew

Chocks away! We’ve been working with Runner Duck on Bomber Crew, which comes out on Steam on Oct 19th 2017!

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Operation Apex

We've been working with Curiscope on Operation Apex, their roomscale VR adventure set in the depths of the ocean. For more info, check out their website here - the ocean is a perfect fit for VR, and given their experience in the field we're excited to see the result. From the site: We strongly believe…

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Winter Hall and Depot

The Develop conference in Brighton was excellent for us this year – we’ve just confirmed that we’re working with two new clients who we met for the first time at the event. Winter Hall is a game in development from Lost Forest Games. At Develop, it was announced as a semi-finalist in the Epic Games/Wellcome…

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August Talks – Nineworlds and Arcade Vaults

Ian has two talks coming up in the next week. The first is 3:15 this Sunday at the Nineworlds convention in London. In this talk, Ian will dive into what’s really going on when you’re trying to create strong emotions such as horror in computer games, LARP, and other media, drawing on examples from recent…

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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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