About Us

Welcome to Big Boss Battle, or if you’d rather, B3.

B3 was launched back in May 2016 with the plan of building a place where games of all shapes and sizes could be celebrated. With over a decade of writing about games between the founders, and each in possession of a lifetime of gaming, they were confident they could achieve this goal. Soon others flocked to the banners. Even though the faces have changed, the goals remain the same.

Our goal is to create a middle-ground within the gulf of grassroots and success-story among both the writing and development side of the industry. With our articles delivering both feedback and respect for the development process. We believe in being fair and respectful in our articles and we always aim to focus on the mechanics and ideas behind the game as much as the more visual and audible components.

We’re also dedicated to creating a place where we can train up and mentor those who would otherwise not be confident enough to start a written career in the industry. Maybe you could join us on this journey.

We hope you enjoy your time at B3 — if you like talking about games then we’d love to get to know you.

Our Contributors

OWNERS

Dann Sullivan

Dann’s earliest memory is playing Adventure on the Atari 2600, since then he’s enjoyed games of all sorts and shapes. Dann is B3's EiC and one of the co-owners.

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Matthew Smail

Matt is B3's resident Head of Board Games. As a life-long fan of all things gaming he'll also occasionally be found covering video games with the team, or bringing a nice mix of topics to the podcast.

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Jupiter Hadley

Jupiter Hadley is a indie game enthusiast who specializes in Game Jams. She records thousands of games a year on her YouTube channel and writes for various websites online. If you wish to contact Jupiter, you can find her on twitter…

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Shaun Wall

An aspiring game developer who spends more on his Steam library than monthly food budget, and attempts to put strings of words together into articles and stories.

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SENIOR STAFF

Harley

Being older, I started with board games. Those led to early Amiga, Mac, and Win 3.1 gaming. I've been hooked on computer gaming since there's been computer gaming. I prefer strategy (4X, war, and space) and also enjoy survival games, but I…

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Katherine Franklin

Katherine works with a strange combination of literature and software, so it makes sense that she goes crazy for games with good narrative design in her spare time. Among her favourite games are The Last of Us (the only console game she's…

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Toby Roundhill

Toby first discovered video games when his father bought him Civilisation 4. Ever since then he has had an affinity for strategy games and anything that involves space. He describes himself as a nerd, writer and a millennial. He would like…

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Contributors

Terry Jeffryes

A grumpy old git with a taste for all things retro, and will be behind Nintendo till the day he dies. 5% Human, 95% Hair, all Gamer.

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Stefan Eady

RemovableSanity was B3's head of video. He focused on bringing his extensive gaming history and experiences (he's old) to inform and educate on new and upcoming games. You can find RemoveableSanity on the Youtubes.

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Ruune

Ruune is a queer village witch practicing gender magick and living in the mountains. They love playing and designing video games, tabletop rpgs, and helping out the little guy.

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Robert Middleton

Strengths: humility. Weaknesses: grasp of irony.

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Rob Covell

Rob is a teacher, a father, a husband and a gamer. He's been the latter for longer than the former 3 combined. Probably. He likes pretty much every genre, but puzzle platformers tend to upset his brain.

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Maggie Wall

Likes to read, write, game, watch films and eat. Sometimes all at the same time.

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Louis Sullivan
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Lennart Bachmann

Lennart's forte is real-time strategy, but his love for games extends to other genres as well. When he's not playing games, he hikes, makes pancakes, or tries to save the world. Online, he is also known as TaxOwlbear.

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Laura Fagan

Does stuff: Comics, Games, Youtube, Podcast, Research, Writing & Accessibility. When they're not editing video they're writing abotu something else! He/She/They

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Lara Keilbart
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Julian R.
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Joey Schutz

Joey is a writer / game designer with a passion for alt and indie games. You can give him a shout at @SchutzJoey or schutzjoey [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Jess Erion
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Jack Young
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Jack Clifford

I am Jack Clifford, I am 17 years old. I am at Stratford Upon Avon College studying L3 Graphic Design. This is my second year at college, I previously studied L2 Art and Design and I achieved a Merit. In my spare time I am a game fanatic. I…

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Derek C. Miller

"Experienced" gamer who's only looking for some fun. Likes: Just about everything. Dislikes: Anything Zombie related. Swipe right, you know you want to.

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David Bosquez

David T. Bosquez is a writer, game designer and developer, U.S. Army Veteran, father, and husband. He is also an avid gamer of various genres and formats, of both tabletop and video games. He currently lives in London, KY with his wife and…

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Claire Lickman

Claire is an avid fan of RPGs & MMOs, normally found wandering around exotic locations and alien worlds.

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Bryan Taylor

Bryan is an indie game developer from Tampa, Florida. He has a passion for writing and has been gaming since the 80s. Favorite games: Super Metroid, Chrono Trigger, and Rez (Not necessarily in that order).

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Brian Gillett-Smith

Brian has been playing games for the last 25 years - yes, he's that old. When he's not gaming, Brian cycles, works, drinks coffee and sleeps... well, maybe not so much of that last one...

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Alyse Stanley

Alyse Stanley is a freelance writer and editor who's always down for a great narrative, whether that's a walking simulator, dating sim, or playing Fallout: New Vegas for the umpteenth time. She started calling her dog her "son" ironically…

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Also Featuring...

In addition to the above B3 features the work of fine people such as Steven ‘Vashaa’ Brench, Joshua Smith (Old Man Mordaith)Player_Uno, and many others.

Alumni

Geoff Bridges (2016)
Daniel O Reilly
(2016)
Marc Hemming (2016)
Alex Bithray (2016)
Ingo Lyle-Goodwin (2016)
Pete Taylor (2016)
Craig Fordham (2016 – 2017)
Ben Bayliss (2016 – 2017)
James White (2017)
Josh Robertson (2016 – 2017)
Omar Bousfanj (2017)
Kate England-Moore (2016 – 2017)

Hiatus

Larissa Duncan (2017)
Jorge Sobrino (2016 – 2018)
Erica Sobrino (2017 – 2018)