Announcing Hookshot Inc.

Brighton, England, 13th February, 2012: Veteran games journalists Christian Donlan, Simon Parkin, Will Porter and Keith Stuart have launched a new website devoted to downloadable gaming.

Hookshot Inc. ( will report on digitally distributed titles priced under $15 each and available through consoles, handhelds and PC desktops - including browser games and Facebook - as well as phones and tablets.

"Keeping track of the very best downloadable titles on multiple platforms can be a challenge," explained Hookshot Inc's Will Porter. "We want to help separate the signal from the noise. There are countless downloadable games being created by companies big and small, and we want to single out the ones that truly deserve the attention of busy people with hectic lives."

"Each of us has been working in the games industry for the best part of a decade, or more," said Keith Stuart. "We thought it was high time to get together, pool our resources and create our own platform that would attract like-minded gamers."

"With games like Shadow Complex, Super Crate Box, Triple Town, Alchemy, and Drop7 out, this is something we've wanted to do for ages," added Christian Donlan.

"We had to give it a try, even if it turns out to be a(nother) humiliating disaster."

"8/10," said Parkin, in conclusion.

Hookshot Inc's logo and mascot are the creations of famed artist Gary J. Lucken ( In a complete lack of editorial foresight, the glorious new era of Hookshot Inc. begins on February 13th, the unluckiest day of the year, with many exclusives and features yet to be unveiled.

A new challenger appears...

For more information contact:

Christian Donlan -

Simon Parkin -

Will Porter -

Keith Stuart -

About Hookshot Inc:

Hookshot Inc. is a website about downloadable video games that cost less than $15, regardless of platform. For more information please visit and follow @HookshotInc on Twitter.

About the team

Christian Donlan: A regular contributor to Edge Magazine and Eurogamer, Chris is also the co-creator of the forthcoming animation series Everybody Loves a Moose. His heroes include Eugene Jarvis and Errol Morris. While he's not very good at Drop7, he still plays it every day. Maybe he's playing it right now.

Simon Parkin: A contributor to British videogames bible Edge Magazine since 2003, Simon Parkin is a columnist and critic on games for The Guardian. His work also regularly appears on websites such as Eurogamer, Gamasutra and Boing Boing. Parkin’s first sole-authored book, The Illustrated History of Video Games will be published by Anness Publishing in 2012.

Will Porter: A former editor of PC Zone, Will Porter is a now a freelance games journalist and script writer. He is a lead creative on indie survival game Project Zomboid, a former member of the Skins writing group and a contributor to outlets such as Eurogamer, PC Gamer, Rock Paper Shotgun and many more.

Keith Stuart: Keith has been writing about games for almost twenty years, first as features editor on Edge Magazine, then as a freelance contributor to the likes of PC Gamer, Official PlayStation Magazine and, oh lord, so many magazines. Since 2000 he has been one of the lead games writers for The Guardian. He once wrote a book on Spanish and Portuguese national costume, which no one believes, but if you look it up on it's totally there.  

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