- video Game Writer -
Ronald Burgess -
Game Writer & journalist
My name is Ron, I’m a freelance writer who specializes in video game narrative design, theory and journalism. Having graduated with first-class degrees, both Honours & Masters in games design, I’m now a full-time freelance writer, set on improving my skills and exploring my passion for video games.
Growing up in North-East England, I’ve been a fan of video games since I was young. Often only emerging from my quiet corner when my Gameboy required some new AA batteries. (Yes, that last sentence makes me feel old). Tackling education with an avid interest in creative subjects, as well as those classes which analyse them: I’ve actively looked to expand my artistic understanding. Subjects including film, graphics, media and games design simultaneously fed my desire to create and my wish to understand how storytelling works.
Freelance writing has offered me an incredible work-life balance. I’m excited to travel and experience new things alongside challenging myself with every project. I’m currently looking to apply myself towards writing articles, essays as well reviews. If you are looking for someone who is dedicated, friendly and excited to challenge themselves – you’ve come to the right place.
Podcasts - Youtube - Twitch
As a content creator, I am looking to focus primarily on article writing as well as essay analysis when it comes to games – approaching this in both written and other mediums. People learn in many different ways, with writing not always accessible or particularly to everyone. To challenge myself, I am excited to branch out into different sites and styles. Regardless of the format, I’m hoping to keep my work focused on fun and engaging discussions, breakdowns and lessons on video games and how they are designed.
Initially my work will focus on articles here, alongside Youtube videos, but I am excited to branch out into steaming and podcasts once the initial set up is done!
Overall, I am hoping that my work comes across as interesting, informed and fun. Games should always inspire enjoyment, learning about them should be no different!
Reviews - Essays - Lore breakdowns
Reviews & Articles : Looking at new releases across the gaming platforms, from Playstation to Pc and everything in between! Soon to be branching into freelance articles alongside my own website & Youtube videos.
Retrospectives : Looking back on some of the best games throughout the years. Landmark titles that changed the industry forever, as well as others that flew in much the same way bricks don’t.
Essays : For those looking for more formal, detailed and focused breakdowns – I’ll be making my essays available for reading. These will take a more academic approach to video games.
Lore Breakdowns : For those looking to understand the story elements and themes of their favourite games! Exploring how writing, story and characters make a game really come to life.