Pitch us

We want your

At Overlode, we want to discover the next great games writers. While we can’t pay as much as the world’s biggest sites, we have a modest budget to ensure that all of our contributors are compensated for their work.

As such, you don’t have to show us a big byline to be considered for a commission. Whether it’s something from a personal blog, or even a word document attached to your email, just show me you can write, no matter the venue. 

Commissions open on the first Monday of the month, and they will remain open for one week. As Overlode is a voluntary venture, this gives us time to go through the pitches and get back to everyone in good time. Keep an eye on this page or our Twitter for details on specific ideas we’re looking for! 

For features: Please send a few lines or bullet points outlining your pitch. The best way to catch our attention is with a short premise, be it obscure gaming stories, personal experiences and even the dreaded “hot take.” Tell us something interesting! 

For reviews: Typically they’ll be handled by a founder, but if you want to review a game that’s less than a month away from release, it’s always worth reaching out in case we’re not planning to cover it. Again, we’re not looking for handfuls of experience or those big bylines; tell us why you’re the person we should trust with the review. 

For videos: If you have some video editing experience and a great idea for a video essay, follow the written pitch guidelines but explain why it should be a video – what’s visual or audible about it? Note: video commissions will be paid a higher fee.

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