At B3 we believe in games of all shapes and sizes; we believe that interactive media is the true destination for the various forms of escapism; we believe that eventually digital worlds will transcend what we now know, and we want to be there when it does.
Video games are created by a whole range of people, for a whole range of reasons. If you’re one of the few who believe that when we talk about games we should also talk about those reasons, and the idea the game spun from… then, welcome home. If you can respect a game for the time that’s been spent on it, the idea behind it, and the effort that has gone into it -even if you are not the target audience- then you’re a perfect fit for B3.
We are looking for enthusiastic creators to populate the beautiful depths of B3. Whichever role(s) you undertake, we’re eager to give you a platform on which to showcase your work. Even if you haven’t had much experience we can lend a helping hand, hopefully making you feel more at ease.
At the moment the site is not running adverts (a choice we have made deliberately) and so it is not earning a penny; as such we cannot currently pay for articles. That said, review games are -of course- retained by the reviewers, and we intend to switch to a system where we can pay as soon as the site is large enough to support a friendly, alternative method of raising funds.
We don’t expect you to pull up roots to work with us. The current team is littered over the world and communicate mainly over the internet; after all this is an online age and an online platform. There’s almost always a member of the team around for a chat, or to give you some help with anything you’re stuck with.
This role is perfect for somebody looking to move into a journalistic, games industry, or writing-based career; opportunities to develop your creative writing, industry knowledge, and interview and conversational technique will be rife – should you so wish.
Here’s some roles we are hoping to fill, although we are always open for suggestions.
News Contributors (Board Gaming/Video Games)
Have you dabbled with sourcing and running news before? Are you normally the first person to tell your friends about a development in the industry? If you answered yes to either of those then maybe you’d love to be one of our newshounds. You’ll have freedom to source your own news, and if you’re not too hot on that then we can teach you some of our tricks to get you going.
Ideally a News Contributor would be able to create news for the site a few times a week, although we are very flexible on timeframes and understand family commitments.
Partnered Video Creators (Board Gaming/Videogames)
Do you already run a channel and would like to broaden your horizons? Working together would see us hosting/embedding your videos as posts on the site while you use our logo or mention our partnership on videos where you are using a code that we’ve attained for you. Our experience in finding far-flung games and your personality could be a pairing that benefits both of us.
Partnered Streamers (Board Gaming/Video Games)
Very much as above, we’d love to work with streamers to highlight games.
In addition to this, we are planning on working with streamers who fit our mentality in order to have our own Twitch channel always running something – via hosting. This ensures that your view count keeps climbing, and that our channel will almost serve as a soft network, beneficial for all including viewers that might not have found you otherwise.
Understandably this will require some work, if you feel you can assist then please get in touch.
Board Game Reviewers
In early 2017 we branched out into covering board games. It’s a very different industry than the one we are used to, but we are slowly making contacts. All board game reviews are welcome as to build up the back catalogue of the category, and competent reviewers will find themselves receiving copies of new games to review.
Video Game Reviewers
Got something to say about games, old or new? We’re a varied bunch with mixed views on a variety of games; if you feel as though you could contribute balanced reviews which consider the both strengths and weaknesses of the game then you might just be a great fit for the site. At the moment we are heavily PC orientated, however we do get the occasional code for other platforms; as our profile builds as will the width of games we can offer for review.
Blogger/Features Contributor/Reporter (Board Gaming/Video Games)
It’s not all reviewing and news; and you know that. Sometimes deep dives into games, comparisons amidst genres, interviews with developers, and extensive dissections of experiences with games make for the most engaging reads. It’s not just those either, there’s millions of stories to be told about the past, present, and future of the industry.
This is, undeniably, the most unstructured, challenging, and quantum-heavy role of all those mentioned here. It stems from wishlists for future games, to tributes to past games, to investigations into the present. If you’ve a keen eye, and a knack for researching then we’d love to have you on-board.
If you love games almost as much as you love grammar and formatting then we could certainly use you on the team. We all know that grammar, and sometimes spelling, are subjective to a degree, but sometimes a second set of eyes on the page will give more than insight.
It’s not just content finesse and recommendations however, editors keep articles on point and in line with the site formatting and structure, making sure that posts are tagged and laid-out consistency, as well as working with the team to evolve the site.
Being an editor isn’t easy, but it’s a core part of an expanding team, and we always look after our own, even if that is in the odd game being bought for you, or getting you involved with community events or multiplayer matches.
Think you can spice up our social media? Want to put your SEO whizz skills to good use? Got a knack for getting articles in front of the right eyes? Drop us an e-mail. There’s a lot of ways we can improve, and maybe you’ll be a jigsaw piece we didn’t even realise we were missing.
Most importantly, nobody has to be just one of these things, and nobody has to stick with a set role. We are trying to build a tightly knit group of contributors who talk to each other, trust each other, and game with each other. With that in place, there’s no limits as to how far we could grow. And, hopefully we’ll one day be able to pay back with more than respect and the odd free game.
Interested? Then drop us an email at Dann@BigBossBattle.com with an example of your work.
If you wish to create something fresh then write up a review [800+ words] or a preview [600+ words] – Don’t worry about adding images – and we’ll get back to you ASAP. Alternately, if you are a video creator then why not contact us with links to your work and we can discuss how we can work out something that’s mutually beneficial for all parties?
We look forward to hearing from you.