Nick Bush


  • Email
  • Phone
  • (416) 270-3804
  • Location
  • Toronto, Canada
Work Experience

2021-08 — 2023-04

Technical Editor at Tributary Games:

King of the Castle is a Twitch-connected multiplayer narrative strategy game released on Steam in 2023.

Edited and integrated over 900,000 words of branching content

Developed narrative tools and Ink-specific functionality to increase content flexibility

Balanced strategic and narrative mechanics using player data

Conducted internal QA and processed user analytics

2019-06 — 2021

Narrative Support at Stave Studios:

Stave Studios released their debut game Over the Alps in 2019 on Apple Arcade, which won the Writers' Guild award for Best Writing in a Videogame.

Coordinated with external localization team for translation into 14 languages

Helped the narrative implementation using Ink & Unity

Worked on tools to automate tests and assist QA teams

2018-07 — 2021

Conversation Designer at [24]

[24] is one of the largest customer experience providers with a focus on AI-powered chatbots and automated voice systems.

Designed, implemented and maintained chatbots and voice user interfaces for Fortune 500 clients

Owned the design of conversation flows and user intent guides

Created client-facing performance reports and provided tuning and optimization recommendations

Contributed to each step of project delivery: from data-driven natural language model creation to grammar writing

Delivered conversational systems in multiple interfaces (voice, chat, knowledge base) and multiple languages

2013-11 — 2017-12

Project Lead at Moonray Studios:

Moonray Studios specializes in digital media, from interactive productions for broadcasters (web/mobile) to original independent PC games.

Raised $1.7 in funding for Debris and several other projects

Wrote and designed Debris' narrative and managed voice recording and implementation into Unity

Collaborated with medical professionals and advisors to portray an empathetic representation of psychosis in Debris

Worked with top Canadian broadcasters like CBC and Teletoon to deliver co-productions on time and on budget


2008 — 2013

University of Waterloo

Bachelor: Rhetoric and Professional Writing - Digital Arts Communications specialization



Narrative Design (Ink, Twine)

Conversation Design (Chat, Voice)

Natural Language (Grammars, Language Models)

Professional Writing


Long-form & Creative Writing

Technical Writing

Funding Proposal Development

Software Development




  • English
  • Native speaker
  • French
  • Professional working