A Call for Help
This time I want to talk with you about a more personal matter, something that is in the interest of all of us, which is JayIsGames. It has been a while since the farewell of JIG was published. I was a regular visitor at JIG for a couple of years by then, first for the hints, and then as a regular source of awesome games. Needless to say, I felt very sad when I saw that no more reviews will be posted. I still went around, looking if it is a joke, if this site will just spring back to life, but it didn't. But I did see a couple of months later that people are invited to send reviews. After a couple of months of social anxiety, I decided that I want to do it.
I looked for games worthy for a review, and found two cute ones. I sent them and got a green light from Jeff. It took me a while, I reviewed them, and they were published. It felt great for me to see that people liked them, and it encouraged me to look for more games, and write more reviews. It has been a couple of months now, after almost a dozen of reviews I can say that I got better at writing, but more than that, I felt that I contributed, in some way, to JIG.
Now, the reason I decided to write this entry is that way of contribution. I noticed that JIG lacks one important thing, that might prevent it from ever getting back into what it was before, and that is the reviews. A site with pulse so low will have problem gaining more interest, and might get into a dead end. But I did notice that there are still people that want their games to be reviewed here, on JIG. More importantly, I noticed that there is still a community that likes JIG, and wants it to get back to what it was. So some contributed through Patreon, but I want to offer a different way of contribution, which is to write reviews.
For example, I usually have time to find, review and post a game about once or twice a month. That means a huge amount of good games that got no review, and no thread of people talking about it, looking for hints and such. Even if just a couple of people will be able to do the same as I decided to do, JIG will have more than one review every week. That means more games, and more interest, that JIG will attract. It also means more people who could contribute through Patreon, and more people who can help to rekindle JIG and bring it back to what it was. It might create that magical circle.
So this is my call for help: please, if any of you want, and I believe some of you do, to contribute to JIG, this is what you have to do. Send us games, with reviews. They can be long, full reviews, and they can be short playthis entries. All that matters is that they feature a good game, and written in proper English.
Games can be sent to this mailbox: [email protected]
I know it sounds big, maybe even too big, but remember that those who dream big and follow they dream, can achieve great things. I count on you.
And for the developers who still want their games reviewed here: you might get some reviews. Just use the mailbox [email protected] to send information about your games and someone will test them to see if they meet our standards. And, if we start to get momentum, then I have a favor to ask from you too - spread the word, because JIG might get back..