What’s your story?

 
 

Giles Armstrong is a Writers’ Guild award-nominated writer, narrative designer and editor for video games. He specialises in devising, developing and delivering world-class stories across all genres and for all audiences.

Giles has worked in the games industry since 2007, with contributions to 50 titles in various capacities (38 shipped, 12 in active development), released across all major games platforms, including multiple games published by Electronic Arts, Sony Computer Entertainment and Microsoft Studios.

Giles is a full member of BAFTA and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, and was a co-founder and co-director of Talespinners, a writing and narrative company dedicated to helping studios, publishers and dev teams of all shapes and sizes to craft their game's story.

His previous projects include a forthcoming release by Eidos-Montréal, and titles including Tropico 6, Bomber Crew, the BAFTA-nominated My Child Lebensborn, the TIGA award-winning Velocity 2X, and The Spectrum Retreat - for which Giles received a Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards nomination for ‘Best Writing in a Video Game’.

Giles is now a Senior Writer at Guerrilla Games, makers of the BAFTA-winning Horizon Zero Dawn.

 
 
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Career Summary

July 2018 to Present
Senior Writer
Guerrilla Games

October 2013 to July 2018
Writer, Editor and Narrative Designer
Various (freelance), including:

November 2017 to March 2018
Senior Writer (Contract)
Eidos-Montréal

December 2016 to July 2018
Co-Founder and Co-Director
Writer, Editor and Narrative Designer
Talespinners

April 2015 to December 2016
Lead Writer
Gaming Corps

September 2012 to August 2014
Senior Game & Narrative Designer
Gamesys

October 2009 to September 2012
Narrative Designer & Junior Game Designer
Relentless Software

March 2008 to October 2009
Assistant Content Coordinator / Designer
Relentless Software

August 2007 to December 2007
European Certification Group Tester
Electronic Arts

Awards & Recognition

The Spectrum Retreat

Nominated for Best Writing in a Video Game - Writers' Guild of Great Britain, 2019

My Child Lebensborn

WINNER - Game Beyond Entertainment - BAFTA Games, 2019

WINNER - Best Narrative - Tap Tap, 2019

Nominated for Best Storytelling - Pocket Gamer Mobile Awards, 2019

Game of the Month - The Guardian, June 2018

 

Further Training

April 2013

Robert McKee’s Story Seminar

April 2010

Beyond Structure - Screenwriting, Development and Fiction Workshop