Superscary & Game Jobs Series

I'm kicking off two new GameSkinny series!

As an editor at GameSkinny, it's my (totally awesome) job to sit here behind the internet and tweak titles, fix typos, and make sure stuff has tags. I do a lot of editing, but I don't always get to write.

Well, in light of this grievance, I'm kicking off two new series--both of which I'm excited about.

Superscary: Horror Games is going to be my take on some of the best horror games--titles that will scare the pants off of you, creep you out, make you want to rip out your own eyeballs or give you Goosebumps.

(That's capitalized for obvious reasons.)

I'll help you find some of the scariest games out there, while helping you avoid busts and flops. This series will kick off October 1st, 2013, and will continue on until I get tired of it. I'll be taking suggestions as to anything you'd like to see reviewed or any piece you'd like to know more about--trust me, I've seen almost all of it.

Feel free to recommend anything you think will scare me!

To help you gain perspective on the tools and experience you'll need to succeed in the gaming journalism industry, I'll be interviewing a successful/established writer once every two weeks. I'll ask them questions about how they got to where they are, what they enjoy, what they hate, practices to avoid, and key things you can improve.

Gaming Jobs: How Journalists, Writers & Reporters got their Breaks will happen every first and third Friday of the month. Have some authors you'd like to see interviewed? Feel free to leave any ideas down below in the comments section! This series will kick off on September 20th, 2013.

Stay tuned for these debuts! Your input and opinions will be cherished like sweet bundles of precious puppies. 

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Published Sep. 6th 2013
  • Kazz in space
    Featured Contributor
    Hi Katy, I think indie title; LIMBO would be a good one for your superscary feature. It's a very subtle and simple puzzle game but crikey its gives you the jitters if you play it alone at night with the lights off!
  • Katy Hollingsworth
    Former Staff Editor ;)

    Great minds think alike!
  • Kazz in space
    Featured Contributor
    Ahhh after watching that I had to go and complete it last night... still makes me swear like a trooper...
  • Chai Chien Liang
    Outlast or Amnesia: The Dark Descent are my recommendations for horror games to start off your series with :D

    As for writers I would suggest Rich McCormick or Richard Cobbett from PC Gamer
  • Katy Hollingsworth
    Former Staff Editor
    I'm thinking Outlast for my second! Amnesia is a classic, but it's fairly dated. My first game will definitely be A Machine for Pigs, though!

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