New Call for Critical Compilations!

Pitches are now closed! Thanks everyone who submitted!

Listen, 2020 might go down as a deeply terrible year for many reasons, but we’re still here, and if you’re reading this, we assume so are you. Critical Distance has always been about showcasing and preserving great works of game criticism, and in these interesting times, we’d like to do something to support the amazing writers in this community. (Oh yes, we used the “C” word. Deal with it, William.)

That’s why Critical Distance is reopening calls for Critical Compilations, which bring together all the best writing on the most prominent, hotly-discussed games of years past. When we last opened a call for pitches in 2018 (yes, we know), we ended up with some absolutely astonishing compilations for games like Kentucky Route Zero, Assassin’s Creed II, and the Mass Effect trilogy.

What will we see when we open pitches this time? We’re excited to find out! Critical Distance has decided to commission ten new Critical Compilations. Here are some of the games we’re looking for:

  • Amnesia
  • Animal Crossing series
  • Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2
  • The Beginner’s Guide
  • Civilization series
  • Dear Esther
  • Death Stranding
  • Deus Ex series
  • Disco Elysium
  • Earthbound/Mother series
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Fallout series
  • Far Cry series
  • Final Fantasy X and X-2
  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Fire Emblem series
  • Gone Home
  • Grand Theft Auto series
  • Heavy Rain
  • Journey
  • Kentucky Route Zero
  • L.A. Noire
  • The Last of Us
  • The Legend of Zelda series
  • Mario series
  • Metal Gear series
  • Metro series
  • Minecraft
  • NierĀ series
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Papers, Please
  • Portal and Portal 2
  • P.T.
  • Red Dead Redemption and Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Resident Evil series
  • Silent Hill series
  • The Sims
  • Sonic the Hedgehog series
  • Spelunky
  • The Stanley Parable
  • Undertale
  • The Walking Dead (Telltale)
  • Yakuza series

We’ll consider pitches for games outside this list, but these are the ones we’re considering high priority right now!

PITCHES ARE NOW CLOSED. Thanks to everyone who submitted!

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