I havent been very active blogging lately with finding a new part-time job and balancing so many different projects and just everyday life really. But I am very excited to announce this project with my good friend, John Nolan. We have founded a games review site, where we strive to keep up to date reviewing the latest games to hit the shelves on all platforms. This project combines a lot of elements that I am very interested in; Design, Writing, Gaming, and Social Media.
It is very exciting to set deadlines and spend time playing and dissecting games, which is something I have always done, being more than just a casual gamer, I take games very seriously and I enjoy keeping up with the latest news around the industry. But now, I have an outlet for the time spent with games, somewhere I can write about and show off this work.
The website is called Lagasaurus Rex. The name came from my brother, its gamer slang for having massive lag whilst playing online. Its something we would always say, and fit in perfectly with our aim and the humour of the site. With the name in place, I began designing mascot to accompany the site, along with logo’s and typefaces to build an image and brand. With a name like rex, carries social implications such as being well off and posh, so designed a top hat, monocle, and a little mustache to go with him.
More details can be found over on the site about how we review the games, and how we split them between us, we aim to get several high-profile games done each week. We have set up Rex up with his own Facebook page and Twitter, which we keep constantly updated with the latest news from the games industry and of course, our reviews, and are currently building an audience. This is an extremely exciting project for both myself and John, and something I have wanted to do for a while and would have no problem taking it to the next level and creating a company from.