NEW Contributor Model: A Contribution Schedule That Can Suit You!

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Become a GameReviewPad Contributor and rank up from Guest to Gold!


(Full Rank System listed below)

    • No long term commitments!

    • Stay at a contributor rank that suits you!

    • Those who commit themselves more will have more privileges.

    • Must be at least 18 years old

    • North America only.

    • Volunteer, No compensation

What Games Can You Review?

  • Games that do not currently have a review on GameReviewPad.
  • A different platform review of the same game is ok.
  • Try to stay as ‘recent’ as possible. (If you’re not sure send an email.)
  • Indie game reviews are definitely allowed.
  • Mobile game reviews will be allowed on a case-by-case basis at the Editor-in-Chief’s discretion at the Gold rank.

 

Current Reviews Reserved :

  • Cuphead (PC)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)

(Last Updated August 15, 2017)

 

How to contribute?

Get started by sending an email to [email protected]

Send Reviews as Word document attachments.

Feel free to ask questions if you have any.

Don’t forget to check the Review Guidelines & Review Structure before submitting content.

Former GameReviewPad contributors that request to rejoin (now that a firm commitment is not needed) will be assigned a rank at the Editor-in-Chief’s discretion based on previous contribution experience.

 


Ranks may be tweaked as necessary. Current contributors will be notified of any changes.

Guest Contributor
  • 7-Day Review Reserve: Reviews must be submitted within 7 days from the day of review request acceptance. (Must be available via e-mail for any editing questions within 24-48 hours of submission)
  • Review Reserve requests and Reviews submitted via e-mail.
  • New Releases Restriction: Bronze, Silver, and Gold contributors get a 10-Day priority window to reserve a review for a new release starting on the release date.

Rank Promotion Requirement
Submit a review 2 months in a row OR Submit 2 reviews in 1 month.

Bronze Contributor
  • 14-Day Review Reserve: Reviews must be submitted within 14 days from the day of review request acceptance. (Must be available via e-mail for any editing questions within 24-48 hours of submission)
  • Receives a site login and submits review reserve requests through the site.
  • Allowed to skip submitting reviews for up to 6 months a year, (Can’t skip 2 months in a row)
  • Allowed to submit other content type: MiniReviews. (Does not count towards the review requirement)
  • Access to the private Contributor’s Only Discord server.

Rank Promotion Requirement
Submit a review 3 months in a row OR Submit 3 reviews in 2 consecutive months.

Silver Contributor
  • 21-Day Review Reserve: Review must be submitted within 21 days from the day of review request acceptance. (Must be available via e-mail for any editing questions within 24-48 hours of submission)
  • Allowed to skip submitting reviews for up to 4 months in a year. (Can’t skip 2 months in a row)
  • Allowed to place a hold on one additional game for your next review. (The review hold must me be for the following month and not a month you are skipping in order to keep things moving on the site.) Violators will have this privilege stripped.
  • Allowed to submit other content type: Trailer Impressions

Rank Promotion Requirement
Submit a review 4 months in a row OR Submit 4 reviews in 3 consecutive months.

Gold Contributor
  • 31-Day Review Reserve: Review must be submitted within 31 days from the day of review request acceptance. (Must be available via e-mail for any editing questions within 24-48 hours of submission)
  • Allowed to skip submitting reviews for up to 2 months in a year. (Can’t skip 2 months in a row)
  • Allowed to submit all remaining content types
  • Allowed to pitch Mobile game Review Reserves. (Mobile reviews may take longer for approval.)
  • Allowed to place a hold on a total of 2 additional games for your next reviews. (The review holds must only be for the immediate following months and must not include a month you are skipping in order to keep things moving on the site.) Violators will have this privilege stripped.
  • Review Copy Access: Will be considered for covering Review Copies at the Editor-in-Chief’s discretion.

Gold rank is the highest rank that can be achieved and has the highest responsibility and commitment level.

Overall Rank Rules
  • You must wait for the game to be released before submitting a Review Reserve request.
  • Review Reserves are first come, first served based on a given day. Rank or seniority (if same rank) breaks the tie.
  • If you don’t submit content within the time frame you committed to you will banned from contributing.
  • Your contributor year starts when you are promoted to Bronze rank.
  • A contributor is allowed to turn down a promotion if they don’t want a greater commitment level, but their promotion clock will be reset.
  • You don’t gain any extra months to skip when promoted or demoted.
  • Anyone can be a guest contributor.
  • The current list of Review Reserves will be available publicly.
  • Review Copies always have first priority and can override a request. (Some review copies are not made available until around release day.)

Send an email to [email protected] to get started contributing!

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