Factsheet

Developer:
Talespinners
Based in Cardiff, UK

Founding date:
May 1st, 2016

Website:
talespinners.co.uk

Press / Business contact:
info@talespinners.co.uk

Social:
Twitter
Facebook

Releases:

Address:
25 The Philog
Cardiff
CF14 1DY
UK

Phone:
+44 (0)7989 584 538

Description

At Talespinners we provide story and narrative services for games developers, helping studios of all sizes to create or strengthen their game’s story. Whether writing and polishing scripts, crafting plot and characters, or troubleshooting scenes, we’ll work with a development team to help them create narrative, characters, and dialogue that will resonate with their players.

History

Founding

We were set up in 2016 by Ian Thomas and Giles Armstrong, both experienced freelancers with a long history in the industry. Our goal was to act as a story studio that would support games development teams who might not have full time writing talent. While many teams know what story they want to tell, they're not always experienced in delivering that story, in handling pacing, or in writing dialogue, and our aim was to offer them that support.

The Present

The company is headed up by Ian and Giles, who write, design and produce much of the company's work directly and act as editors and project managers for any subcontractors. We work with a range of associate writers who we call in when we need help, or when we need a particular skillset. Along with games writers, we have award-winning authors, comic book writers, screenwriters, copywriters and editors on our books.

Projects

We're currently working on a wide range of projects, including a VR MORPG, a retro platformer, a brawler, a squad-based FPS, an interactive novel, a local co-op boardgame, a live-action video adventure, and a first-person horror. Here are a few of the titles where our involvement has been announced:

Videos

GDC 2017 Teaser YouTube

The Siege and the Sandfox YouTube

The Bunker YouTube

RAID: World War 2 YouTube

The Exiled YouTube


Images

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Sandfox.png
BunkerPosterSmall.png
Exiled.png

There are far more images available for Talespinners, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


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Selected Quotes

  • "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, Splendy Games
  • "Giles demonstrated fantastic knowledge of story telling techniques, and worked with us to help develop our characters to have real personalities with substance and motivation."
    - Kirsty Rigden, FuturLab
  • "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, Cardboard Sword

Team

Ian Thomas
Director, Narrative Designer, Writer, Coder

Giles Armstrong
Director, Narrative Designer, Writer


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