The exact moment I decided to make this site was when I read the hundredth indie developer article about how much time and effort it took to publicize their game. Most of these articles were discussing failure rather than success, and often that failure was in marketing and not game design.
It’s such a shame. It would be so much nicer for everyone if these talented developers could focus on their game and let its quality speak for itself. So we seek out those games and review them honestly. Hopefully we get popular enough to make a difference.
For you, the reader, I hope this site provides entertainment, knowledge of worthy games you might have missed and pleasant, game focused discussion.
For developers, this is a fair place to get your game reviewed. We can’t promise a good score but we can promise the game will be played to completion by a reviewer who wants to play your game. We do not assign titles to writers, they choose from your own Steam page.
For other budding writers I hope this could be a place to get started in a new fulfilling career and showcase your talent.
We like traffic and views just like anyone else, but we want them so we can fulfill the site’s purpose better. There’s no external pressure to hit quotas or monetize and therefore no pressure to be anything but honest.
I’m an opinionated guy and there are things happening in the world that elicit strong opinions. This site is confined to games. I think we all need friendly places where the real world won’t intrude.
I know part of the site name is “old” but it’s not meant literally. I’m not really old for life, just for gaming. Old is more of a philosophy. We like improvements and shiny things but want our game worlds to make internal sense, according to whatever rules they put forth.