A quick word about who I am. Or rather, who I am not. I am not a games journalist. Or a science journalist. I’m merely a guy who knows a heck of a lot about science and games and likes writing about them because I’m passionately interested in both. So if you want to contact me I’d like you to keep the following in mind:
- My science posts are intended for a general audience. I have the technical qualifications of a scientist although I’m not engaged in any active research, and aside from my thesis subject my knowledge of most areas, while robust, is by no means comprehensive. If there’s something you think is missing from a post on a particular subject that’s probably because I was trying to keep it simple; I’ve been at this for a while now and I have a pretty good idea of what people will understand and what will make them go “Buh?” If there’s something you think is wrong, however, that’s more than likely because one of us has misunderstood it, and if you’re a specialist in whatever I’m talking about it’s probably going to be me. Feel free to take it up with me in the comments or shoot me an email at the address below.
- I’m not going to repost press releases or post about news or previews of upcoming games. Similarly I am not going to publicise any Kickstarters or other similar projects. It’s a simple matter of numbers, really; with roughly fifteen gajillion games in development at any one time there’s no real reason why I should talk about yours specifically unless I’m actually holding a copy of it in my hands. And speaking of numbers, you should believe me when I say that with this site’s reader numbers there are much better ways to get the word out about your game than trying to coax me into posting about it.
- If you want to send me a review copy of your game(s) that’s a different matter. I can’t guarantee I’ll actually review it, but I’ll at least try it and if I particularly like it (or dislike it) I’ll talk about why on the blog. If you’re comfortable with that then fire away.
- If you want to commission me to write something for you freelance then please go right ahead and contact me with the details of what you want done, and if it’s something I think I can write about then it’s very likely we’ll be able to work something out.
Anything else not covered on this list, well, it can’t hurt to sling an email my way. My address is firstname.lastname@example.org