About Us

Our Mission

We’re passionate about games, especially indie games. Our goal is to shed a light on the world of indie gaming, inform readers on the benefits of crowdfunding, and call out any shady behavior that may seek to take advantage of customers. We’re not here to copy and paste press releases, nor are we going to fall into the tired “angry gamer” shtick.

Do our writers have favorite developers? Of course they do! Do they back crowdfunding projects? You bet, just like they buy video games. Our writers strictly donate to campaigns, and are not equity backers, they stand to gain nothing from a campaign’s success or failure. And they don’t play favorites when it comes to covering developers or certain games. If it’s an interesting story, we’ll get to the bottom of it, no matter what.

If you have any concerns about any of our coverage, have questions about Cliqist, or just want to say hi, head over to our Contact Page, or send an email to me at Greg@Cliqist.com.

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Our Team


Greg Micek


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Greg has been writing on and off about games since the late nineties, always with a focus on indie games. He started DIYGames.com in 2000, which was the first gaming site to focus exclusively on indie games. These days he runs Cliqist, and New normative. Contact him at greg@cliqist.com

Joanna Mueller

Executive Editor


Joanna Mueller is a lifelong gamer and an aspiring novelist, which means she spends way too much time obsessing about fictional worlds. Coveting well written characters and story above all else, she hopes to shine a light on games and developers who step out of the standard mold and push boundaries. Joanna figures that if you don’t live in the world you want yet, you should get out there and make a new one.

Josh Griffiths

Executive Editor


Josh still doesn’t know what to write for these things. Should these be written in first or third person? I could go second person if I were a decent writer. Instead, you’ll just read about his love of indie games, and cheese.

Nic Rueben



Nic Reuben likes to pause games every five minutes to ponder the thematic implications of explosive barrel placement. When he’s not having an existential crisis over CAPTCHA verifications that ask him to prove he’s not a robot, he’s reading sci-fi and fantasy short stories, watching cartoons, and mourning the writing standards in Game of Thrones.

Andy Bodinger

Staff Writer


Andy grew up with a PlayStation and an adoration of RPGs; particularly Final Fantasy. As he actualized as a person, his console library and choice of genres expanded, without eclipsing those facets that attracted him to the hobby to begin with. Today, an ESL teacher and a writer of fiction and features, he enjoys learning how the multiplicitous features of video games culminate into resonant experiences. Among his more recently-found interests includes the thrilling and short-lived runs of Roguelites.

Dan Miller

Staff Writer


Dan’s gaming habit began in the 1980s with the NES and since joining Kickstarter in 2014 he’s backed over 100 crowdfunded projects – more than half of which were for video games. Hailing from the UK, he also writes for BrashGames.co.uk.