Hello there! I’m Alex Calvin, thanks for stopping by The Games Biz.
I’m a freelance journalist and writer who has been covering the business of video games since 2013 when I was hired as a staff writer for then-weekly UK trade paper MCV. During my time there, I spent most of my day talking to smart and interesting people about their games and the industry, quickly becoming a go-to person for folks in the sector to tell their stories. I was promoted to senior staff writer, before becoming deputy editor, and left the publication in 2017. During my time working for MCV, I also contributed to its sister title, Develop.
From there I briefly worked at Games London as the content editor for events and marketing for London Games Festival 2017 before being hired by Steel Media to launch PC games B2B outlet, PCGamesInsider.biz. There I went toe-to-toe with much larger teams in breaking stories and publishing leading industry analysis. In the process, I made it onto both GamesIndustry.biz’s Top 100 Rising Stars and MCV’s 30 Under 30 in 2018.
In 2019, I left to go freelance and have written for the likes of GamesIndustry.biz, Eurogamer, Kotaku UK, Video Games Chronicle, The Loadout/PCGamesN, The Guardian/Observer, VG247 and Esquire UK’s Weekly iPad magazine. That’s on top of transcription work for some of the most prolific journalists working in the UK games industry.
In addition to journalism work, I also do copywriting for clients including Jagex, Xsolla, London Games Festival and Mimram.
If you want to get in touch, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org