Donlan, Parkin, Porter, Stuart launch Hookshot Inc

Monday, 13th February 2012 10:33 GMT By Johnny Cullen

A team of UK journalists have announced this morning the launch of Hookshot Inc, a website solely focussed on downloadable games costing under $15.

The site is headed up by GMA-winning EG and Edge good guy Christian Donlan, EG and Guardian freelancer Simon “8/10″ Parkin, ex-PC Zone editor Will Porter and Guardian games editor Keith Stuart.

“With games like Shadow Complex, Super Crate Box, Triple Town, Alchemy, and Drop7 out, this is something we’ve wanted to do for ages,” said Donlan on the opening of the new site.

“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,” added Porter.

Check it out here. All the very best, chaps.



  1. Old MacDonald

    Why “costing under $15″? Minecraft costs more than that, is that too fancy for them or what? Or are they basically using price as an excuse not to cover indie strategy titles? Sounds very weird. Hope it’s just something they haven’t really thought through.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    Probably the line of “impulse purchase” that people have drawn in the sand with their wallets, so far.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Old MacDonald

    Yeah, but … again, if they’re making a site about downloadable games but adding a rule which prevents stuff like Minecraft from being discussed – because Minecraft costs quite a bit more than $15 (currently $26.5) – then I think there’s an obvious problem with the whole concept.

    And then there’s the whole dollar & euro & uk money thing. So if a game costs $14.99 in the US it’s probably more expensive in Europe. Then what?

    I just don’t see the point. I don’t see why it should be relevant what a game costs. The only thing they’ll achieve is to exclude good indie games in genres like strategy and rpg where the niche nature of the market drives prices up somewhat.

    #3 3 years ago

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