Invert-On is a video game site formed as the sum of its parts - living, breathing parts which spend a great deal of their time playing with, thinking of, and arguing about, games.
Simply, we're just over a dozen fellas and femellas who love video games to the extent that we want to write about them for the joy of seeing others read our work and contribute to the discussion.
Invert-On was created in late 2012 to deviate from the crowded crowd of game criticism through an approach which plays to our myriad interests, love for the subject and refusal to take everything so seriously. Truth is: most people interested in games news and reviews are going to have their favourite sites already. What we want to do is provide something more feature-focused, more considered, more acerbic.
We have no funding and no formal relationships with the industry which means we're pretty much free to discuss what we want; Invert-On is just a way to get it out to people that want to see it. Plus, each writer retains ownership of their articles and will make clear their connections, if any, they hold to a product reviewed or critiqued. Invert-On is supported and hosted by The Online Gaming Company Ltd.
Interested? Disturbed? Nigerian Prince requesting urgent funds? Follow us @Invert_On, send us an email at general <at> invert-on <dot> com or click here for our more detailed contact page. Alternatively, if you want to see more about the site's workings and what we've got planned over the coming weeks then we'll be posting updates over here. If none of that satisfies you, here are our most good-looking writers, enjoy:
That guy in your friendship group that knows too much about zombies, and actually has serious zombie plans for every location he visits. Follow me @thezombiemessia so you can spam me with reasons why zombies are getting boring.
The first video game I ever played was the 18-rated Duke Nukem 3D at the age of five, and my life continued to spiral out of control from then onwards. Ex-Halo fanboy and current Battlefield enthusiast. Game hard, die young.
The socially awkward penguin of the group.
PC gaming zealot. Pop songwriter. International Relations graduate... More generally, I'm a fan of Jackets.
With the appearance of a half-troll half-viking, Henrik is a desperate, out-of-work writer (implying that not all of them are...) who thinks he's cool enough to write for Invert-On. Is he? We don't know. He enjoys bridges, longboats, and raiding the English isles.
Joe doesn't play with invert on, but luckily nobody seems to mind. He makes up for this shortcoming by writing a good number of words about video games. Sometimes some of those words are not terrible.
He's a simple man; nothing more than a laid-back opinionated gamer who likes to write and draw.
Created in a secret Eastern European lab, Lee was genetically engineered to be the perfect warrior. He feels neither pain nor fear. Now he survives as a solider of fortune, bringing justice to the unjust and hope to the hopeless. When he's not doing that, he spends his hours converting coffee into code, teaching his pet degu to sick balls and painting toy soldiers. His ultimate desire is be Commander Jameson from Elite.
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." George Bernard Shaw
Mitch is a fan of video-games; that much I am sure of. He aims to throws words to paper like Warhol threw paint to canvas. One day it'll work. He promises.
Patrick Harkin knows what you did. But he's willing to keep schtum if you like his articles.
wants to be a writer but hasn't fully worked out how to do this and do normal stuff. Like you know, pay for food and drink. So for now he also paints walls, and spews his thoughts over the internet.
is used whenever more than one author has written an article. Staff is not used very much. Staff do not like to share. You can find us all on the About Us page.
is forced to write in the third person because of this website's format. Thankfully he's an arrogant prick who would do so anyway. He's also editor-in-chief of Invert-On. See, told you he's arrogant, why else would he bring that up?
Thom blames most of his love of videos game on video game soundtracks. Koji Kondo, Tim Follin and Motoi Sakuraba have a lot to answer for. The rest he blames on his father for letting him play Syndicate, Chaos Engine and Doom as a 4 year old.
is too cool to write a mini bio (note the sunglasses in the picture) so Steve has written this one for him, betting he won't notice for a while. You can follow him on twitter @obscurestartist if you want to feel inadequate by comparison