Contribute to Critical Distance

Pitch us!
We’re looking for Critical Compilations and Spotlights, and we will pay for them! Contact us using the details below and pitch us a Compilation or Spotlight on a topic that you have been diving into recently. We’ll consider anything but if you’re at a loss for ideas, we’re particularly keen to feature Compilations and Spotlights on:

  • Ludonarrative dissonance, whether games can/should tell stories, ludology vs. narratology
  • Undertale, Dark Souls, and any other game or franchise that has received a great deal of critical attention
  • Permadeath, roguelikes, iron man mode
  • Flow theory, and related writing on balancing difficulty
  • Are games art, why isn’t there a Citizen Kane of games, etc.

Updates to existing Critical Compilations would also be extremely useful.


There are a number of ways you can contribute to Critical Distance and help enrich the growing community of online videogame criticism.

  1. Let us know about great examples of games criticism you have recently read, and the preferred way to do that by sending links to the Critical Distance twitter account in an @reply, mentioning the feature you are submitting for (e.g. TWIVGB). You can also email us at the address below or join us on Discord.
  2. If you have a videogame criticism blog, feel free to let us know about it. You can email us, or alternatively, if you tweet a link to your RSS feed with the hashtag #cdrss we’ll be sure to follow your work.
  3. If you have written a post that you feel is an excellent piece of games criticism, please send a link. We only ask, however, that you don’t send a link to every single post you write, as we can only select the most remarkable from each week to highlight.
Deutsch: Critical Distance braucht eure Hilfe bei der Kuration deutschsprachiger Arbeiten. Es gibt verschiedene Wege, wie ihr euch einbringen und die wachsende Szene der Videospielkritik fördern könnt. Am einfachsten wäre es, wenn ihr uns mit einem Link in einer @reply an den Critical Distance Twitter Account auf gute Texte hinweist, die ihr kürzlich gelesen oder geschrieben habt. Ihr könnt uns aber auch eine Email an die unten angeführte Adresse schicken. Bitte erwähnt hierbei auf welche Kategorie sich euer Beitrag bezieht, etwa “This Week In Videogame Blogging” oder “Blogs of the Round Table.” Vielen Dank für eure Unterstützung!
Francais: Si vous êtes un amateur de la critique francophone ou si vous avez vous-même un article, un blogue ou un site web que vous voulez partager, vous pouvez nous joindre sur Twitter ou bien nous envoyer un lien par courriel. Si vous voulez nous faire découvrir votre blog ou site web, nous suggérons de ne pas soumettre chacun de vos articles. Choisissez seulement ceux que vous considérez comme des chefs d’oeuvres; le travail d’évaluer les meilleurs exemples de la critique chaque semaine prend beaucoup d’effort et est souvent fait uniquement par une personne. Merci de votre compréhension.

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Don’t forget to include the type of submission in your subject line, such as ‘This Week in Videogame Blogging’ or ‘Blogs of the Round Table’!