Our Writers

You need to know a little bit about who we are!

saythewriter

sayavatarI’m a professional writer who has been playing computer games since the early days of Rogue and the original Oregon Trail…yep, played them on a Compaq 64 at the school library, like the other cool kids. I love little indie games, the more weird and wonderful, the better. In my real life I own an advertising and public relations company, but on the web, I have developed a huge volume of writing under the username dsrtrosy. You can find my reviews under that name at JayIsGames.com, and here on Little Games under the pseudonym saythewriter.

For me, Little Games is a way to provide a window into some of the games that the big sites won’t review–they are too short, too weird, or don’t add anything to the genre. And maybe that’s true, but often these games have something interesting about them that makes them worth talking about, even if it’s just a couple of paragraphs.

Games make me happy (there’s even research to prove it) and I want to spread that joy. I hope you’ll enjoy the games I choose as much as I do. Contact me here. 

thejoelybean

joelavatar copyMy name is Joel, but you can call me thejoelybean. I’ve been writing my whole life; short stories, game reviews, academic publications, even self-reflexive autobiographical blurbs. I’ve been gaming for just as long. I have fond memories of playing old MS-DOS games like Paganitzu and Hocus Pocus, though my first true gaming love was probably Banjo-Kazooie for the N64. I’m a firm believer that there are tons of free, incredible indie games out there if you know where to look. I want to share them with you!
I’m generally a very happy guy and I describe myself as an optimist. I love the little things, and that’s what Little Games is about. These are games that will brighten your day, but they will also teach you things, test your skills, or even challenge your perception of what games are. I aim to post free, online experiences that anyone can enjoy.
I also review at JayIsGames.com under the name joelybean (who would’ve guessed?). I’m a fan of ice cream, drum solos and cleaning the lint out of the drying machine, so if you like any of those things, come roll with me. Contact me here or on Twitter.
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