I've noticed a few things on itch.io
- There are a lot of new game releases – too many for you to find a new game unless the planets line up and it's released within a few minutes of you browsing that section.
- There isn't a very active game review community.
- This site could do with some game reviews.
I'm playing with the idea of writing reviews for games. I used to write game reviews at the larger casual games websites, where you're generally writing a review to let others know what the game is about and what features you might like or not like about it – so it was more an objective assessment of the game rather than a personal opinion.This is text based.
Now I can have a look at the games and write the reviews on the share community – which has almost no views…
But I would also like people to be able to request a review – if their game meets certain criteria. In this regard I would not give a negative review – if I really don't like the game and can't find anything good to say about it, I would simply not post a review.
I would concentrate on the type of games I like to play and leave the games I'd never play to other people to review.
So my question is:
- Any interest in this?
- Where should I post this, on the forums here somewhere, on twitter, on Facebook, on my website, on a blog, in the comments section of the relevant game – all of the above?
I have no followers on social media as I've kept away from it - so if I start doing this on social media it will take a while before I get followers there, so this is why I'm asking if there's interest from the community here as there is very little point in my writing reviews that nobody will read.
My criteria would be:Casual or arcade game, at least 30 minutes long or has at least 10 levels, must have at least 1 promo image or screenshot that I can post with the review and it must be downloadable or purchasable from itch.io and preferably for PC. I might consider Android but I have no apple devices.