It seems to me that one of the most difficult tasks for an aspiring game designer to achieve is to find someone to play their game and talk about it. Beyond the difficulty of just getting attention there is also the worry that the receiver may say very unkind things about the game. It would be nice if there wasn’t such a big step from internal testing to reviewers. That is why the staff at Epic Slant Press decided it would be fun idea to try to create just such a step for fellow designers.
I am very pleased to announce that Epic Slant Press is partnering with Tabletop Gamer to offer small and independent designers the opportunity to submit their fledgling games for non-reviews. What is a non-review? That is an excellent question! A non-review is exactly as it sounds: we’re not going to review your game. What we are going to do is play it, enjoy it, and find something we really like about it. Once we do that we’re going to head over to Tabletop Gamer and post a little article about it. We’ll introduce you and your game, discuss briefly how it is played, and what we really liked about it.
That will put it out in front of a community of tabletop gamers, let them get a feel for it, and then they can follow your game as it goes from beta to full production. You can even contact them and try to set up some play testing! It should, hopefully, be a win for everyone!
One of the core values of Epic Slant Press is to support small business and maintain positivity in any community we engage ourselves in. We are sticking with non-reviews because it isn’t our intention to ever tear down or denigrate the work of someone else. That isn’t what we stand for and there is plenty of that on the internet. We just want to focus on what is fun and positive!
You may wonder why you should trust us here at Epic Slant Press. Well, we are staffed by a published author, professional editors, and a whole bunch of fun-loving gamers. I have a long history of writing articles, too! It’s what I do, it’s what I love to do, and it’s what I want to do for you.
If you would like your work to be non-reviewed (we’ll accept everything that is at least in the beta stages) please send an email to positivity at epicslantpress dot com and we’ll work with you to get you onto the schedule. We’ll also make arrangements to get your game to us in a method that makes sense!
Table Top Gamer
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Epic Slant Press
Epic Slant Press is a small publishing company based in North Carolina that currently focuses on books and games. Positivity is the driving force that guides each and every project that the company takes on. The team strongly believes that with a positive outlook anyone can achieve great things. Epic Slant Press strives to support small and local businesses, aid fellow entrepreneurs, and donate a portion of all profits to charities and good causes.
If you have something that you would like to work on with us or just want to get in touch, reach out to us on Twitter at @ferreles, Epic Slant Press on Facebook, or at positivity at epicslantpress dot com.