Mentorships Awarded!

Since before Christmas, we've been going through applications for our new mentorship programme. The aim is to help up-and-coming games writers create solid portfolio pieces, with our guidance and feedback. We had over fifty entries from all over the world, which was a surprise to us! A wealth of project ideas from fantastic people, all…

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Bloody Zombies coming to Nintendo Switch!

Just when you thought you’d finished your Christmas shopping: Bloody Zombies is coming to Nintendo Switch on 23rd December! In case you missed it earlier this year on PC, VR, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Bloody Zombies tells a suitably festive tale of an unlikely family joining together to defeat impossible odds, as four survivors…

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Double Drop Day

Two titles we've worked on have releases today: Purrfect Date, from BaeTeam and Bossa! The game is a cross between a visual novel, a dating sim, and a dark British comedy. Eurogamer's review says "Incredibly sweet and beautifully written," and we couldn't agree more. Michelle and Giles helped BaeTeam polish their prose and untangle their interactivity.…

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Talespinners: State of the Nation December 2017

Winter Hall Bomber Crew Burden of Command Mosaic Depot Operation Apex Purrfect Date Bloody Zombies Raid: World War II It's six months since our last State of the Nation and, appropriately, we've been snowed under! Over the last six months our project list has shot up; at one point we had sixteen projects on the…

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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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