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RobinGale May 19th, 2015 (edited) 3,128 Never
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  1. Subject: IndieGameMagazine & Paid Reviews
  2. Sources: IGM.
  3. Date Compiled: May 19th, 2015.
  4. Credits: Original Investigation.
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  8. Archive from Nov 28, 2013 to Dec 16, 2014 (IGM Review Policy): https://archive.is/u8qcG
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  10. "What I clearly outlined in my overview is that we require a $50.00 fee to be paid in order to provide compensation to my team. If you don’t have the $50.00, that is totally understandable, and I will have one of my writers provide you with a game preview at no cost. However, I also stated in the email, which was not yet pointed out, that if you want the review and don’t have the money, I accept labor trade instead. I would classify labor as doing a graphic for IGM, write a code or something that the team can easily do that will be equal value trade to both parties."
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  12. Articles with Potential Conflicts of Interest:
  13. 11.27.13: ‘VLAD: Heavy Strike’ Review – Halfway There (Benjamin Maltbie) https://archive.is/0Rtpt
  14. 12.04.13: Furiosity – Addictive Puzzles to Hurt Your Brain (Ryan Noble) https://archive.is/UiMgX
  15. 12.09.13: Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse – Episode 1 Review (Dale Morgan) https://archive.is/jDnBX
  16. 12.11.13: Mutant Mudds Deluxe – Modern Day Nostalgia (Ryan Noble) https://archive.is/c4Gtr
  17. 12.18.13: Rotation Station – Spinning Onto Your Mobiles (Ryan Noble) https://archive.is/s1kIc
  18. 12.20.13: Steamworld Dig Review (Dale Morgan) https://archive.is/lpYyZ
  19. 12.24.13: Chilly Rush – South-American Scrooge At Large (Ryan Noble) https://archive.is/DrWO8
  20. 12.28.13: The Room 2 Review (Dale Morgan) https://archive.is/l9Uvk
  21. 12.30.13: Eldritch Review (Dale Morgan) https://archive.is/OCuSp
  22. 12.30.13: Ring Runner: Fight Of The Sages Review (Ryan Chodora) https://archive.is/J87Lh
  23. 01.03.14: Teslagrad Review (Dale Morgan) https://archive.is/UzJSd
  24. 01.04.14: Little Valkyrie – A Match Made In Heaven (Ryan Noble) https://archive.is/1SmW4
  25. 01.07.14: Shoggoth Rising – Loving The Craft (Ryan Noble) https://archive.is/hO1bP
  26. 01.11.14: Balancar Review – Teetering Above Adequacy (Antony Stevens) https://archive.is/eoi5o
  27. 01.13.14: Nidhogg Review (Daniel Pruzina) https://archive.is/DIUqo
  28. 01.15.14: Combat Tanks – Under Fire (Former Staff) https://archive.is/sGQaK
  29. 01.16.14: Hammerwatch Review (Jerremy Allen) https://archive.is/iHqVN
  30. 01.17.14: Magnetized – Cold, Hard, Attractive (Antony Stevens) https://archive.is/RIIro
  31. 01.20.14: Abducted – Never Quite Reaching Orbit (Former Staff) https://archive.is/xiG5v
  32. 01.21.14: Chess 2: The Sequel Review (Daniel Pruzina) https://archive.is/cSFJC
  33. 01.21.14: Lexicon Larry’s West Word – Dust Off The Dictionary (Former Staff) https://archive.is/wZX09
  34. 01.21.14: PUFFINGTON – WATERLOGGED IOS ADVENTURE (Former Staff) https://archive.is/1QBtY
  35. 01.22.14: Tales of the Sanctuary: Chapter One – Immersive Point-and-Click Confusion (Ryan Noble) https://archive.is/76zx8
  36. 01.22.14: Hexi – iOS Platformer With A Few Tools in its Belt (Former Staff) https://archive.is/0vdoV
  37. 01.27.14: DroidArcade – Electropunk Fun at your Fingertips (Laura Klotz) https://archive.is/G7Q3J
  38. 01.30.14: Push Panic – The Addictive Lovechild of Tetris and Columns (Former Staff) https://archive.is/GO7Zn
  39. 01.30.14: The Floor is Jelly Review – The Heart of the Indie Game (Antony Stevens) https://archive.is/KZL19
  40. 02.05.14: Heroes of Steel (Prologue) – The Age of Steel Begins on Android (Ryan Noble) https://archive.is/9hIms
  41. 02.06.14: Threes Review – Math Without the Math (Antony Stevens) https://archive.is/cpHox
  42. 02.07.14: Pocket Moto Review – Trials and Error (Antony Stevens) https://archive.is/91EiN
  43. 02.10.14: Gargula Bloodrush (Free Trial) – The Good, the Bad, and the Gargoyles? (Ryan Noble) https://archive.is/imWol
  44. 02.16.14: BLiP blips onto your iOS and Doesn’t Let Go (Laura Klotz) https://archive.is/K8fPM
  45. 02.22.14: Cyber Pest Control 3D is Just a Little Buggy (Laura Klotz) https://archive.is/7kR8H
  46. 02.23.14: Perloo, is it For You? (Former Staff) https://archive.is/2Ru1z
  47. 02.27.14: Songs2See Review: Seeing is Not Believing (Jenn Stille) https://archive.is/dh68v
  48. 03.02.14: 10 Second Ninja Review: Frustratingly Fun (Jenn Stille) https://archive.is/G55AD
  49. 03.02.14: Astro Golf – Mini-Golf has Never Been So Large (Connor Selinske) https://archive.is/9Ro14
  50. 03.03.14: Out There – Space Can Be Lonely (Ryan Noble) https://archive.is/tYHjB
  51. 03.05.14: Tower of Guns Review: Weak Foundation (Luke Siuty) https://archive.is/KX0y3
  52. 03.12.14: Windforge Review – Not Enough Lift (John Eustice) https://archive.is/Epjqx
  53. 03.15.14: Power-Up Review – Just Needs A Little More Pow (Calum Fraser) https://archive.is/xQCh1
  54. 03.15.14: Let There Be Life Review – Relaxation and Creativity, Hand in Hand (Nick Cescon) https://archive.is/0BVJs
  55. 03.17.14: Please Be Nice :( Review – A Certain Level of Niceness is Required (Laura Klotz) https://archive.is/5PeMV
  56. 03.19.14: Heroes of Frontier Review: A Battle for the Ages (Jenn Stille) https://archive.is/9ZSPH
  57. 03.19.14: Make it indie! Review – Avant-garde in the Extreme, for Better or Worse (Laura Klotz) https://archive.is/BIxgr
  58. 03.20.14: Deep Space Mine: Orion’s Gold is an Interstellar Treasure (Laura Klotz) https://archive.is/QCwuv
  59. 03.20.14: Two-Faced – Facing Equality One Block at a Time (Ryan Noble) https://archive.is/OetoL
  60. 03.22.14: Quest in Peace Review – An Undying Good Time (Laura Klotz) https://archive.is/rI71u
  61. 03.27.14: Ether One Review – More than Meets the Mind’s Eye (Bonnie Burgette) https://archive.is/KNLik
  62. 03.28.14: Oquonie Review – A Paradox Both Illustrious and Obscure (Antony Stevens) https://archive.is/pk4VK
  63. 04.04.14: The Sun At Night Review – Homeward Bound (Nick Cescon) https://archive.is/F1E6Q
  64. 04.11.14: Infectonator: Survivors Review – Deceptively Cute, Effectively Stressful (Bonnie Burgette) https://archive.is/v2fRT
  65. 04.23.14: Review: The NotAGame Collection (Laura Klotz) https://archive.is/O6S8J
  66. 04.24.14: FRACT OSC Review – Meditative Electronica (Luke Siuty) https://archive.is/WpwdA
  67. 04.24.14: Third Eye Crime Review – Reading the Mind of Mobile Gaming (Ryan Noble) https://archive.is/NLu3G
  68. 04.25.14: Dot Defender – The Minimalist Game To Entertain Any Casual Gamer (Rafiq Mandal) https://archive.is/IfsVR
  69. 04.26.14: David Review – A New Age Boss-battler (Antony Stevens) https://archive.is/pULBm
  70. 04.26.14: RedShift Review – On The Edge Of Your Seat Every Time (Rafiq Mandal) https://archive.is/s2KDr
  71. 04.29.14: Rube Works Review – Hilarious Tribute to Rube Goldberg And His Cartoons (Rafiq Mandal) https://archive.is/jl4sQ
  72. 04.30.14: Croixleur Sigma Review – Dramatic Combat and Endless Enemies in a Fast Paced Environment (Rafiq Mandal) https://archive.is/AlnIi
  73. 05.07.14: Blade Symphony Review – Cacophonous Clashing (Luke Siuty) https://archive.is/HD0M9
  74. 05.07.14: …and then it rained Review – Challenging Fun in a Simple Design (Rafiq Mandal) https://archive.is/LOEPV
  75. 05.07.14: Infested Planet Review: Fun-Sized Space Marines Provide King-Sized Gameplay (Bonnie Burgette) https://archive.is/B7YFk
  76. 05.08.14: Leo’s Fortune – Rayman’s Furrier, Equally Flawless Cousin (Ryan Noble) https://archive.is/T9WVt
  77. 05.08.14: 1849 Review – Limitless Possibilities, Frustratingly Limited Gameplay (Bonnie Burgette) https://archive.is/96Bae
  78. 05.09.14: Blazin’ Aces Review – Intense Retro-Aerial Gameplay With Unique Controls (Rafiq Mandal) https://archive.is/PGzOl
  79. 05.10.14: BloodRayne: Betrayal Review – The Fantasy Deathcore Gore Orchestra (Nick Cescon) https://archive.is/irTfM
  80. 05.13.14: Nutjitsu Review – Can shake Kitsune, but not the F2P feel (Antony Stevens) https://archive.is/AtRvV
  81. 05.14.14: Super Time Force Review – Capy’s Excellent Adventure (Antony Stevens) https://archive.is/keucO
  82. 05.15.14: DreadOut – It May Not Be Perfect, But It Knows How To Scare (Ryan Noble) https://archive.is/oo8fA
  83. 05.16.14: SanctuaryRPG Review – Strange Combination Makes For A Fantastic Game (Rafiq Mandal) https://archive.is/fK65G
  84. 05.19.14: Chronology Review – Puzzle Platformer With A Time Machine (Rafiq Mandal) https://archive.is/WnKKu
  85. 05.23.14: They Breathe Review – I Swam Down (Luke Siuty) https://archive.is/hxH2I
  86. 05.26.14: République – Hacking into an Episodic, iOS Dystopia (Ryan Noble) https://archive.is/fTATj
  87. 05.28.14: The Dungeoning Review – The Perfect Mix of Challenge and Fun (Aimee Bailey) https://archive.is/NgLfv
  88. 05.29.14: The Last Tinker: City of Colors Review – Bright and Colorful, with a Heavy Message (Bonnie Burgette) https://archive.is/TwJjF
  89. 06.02.14: Monochroma Review – Subtly Horrifying, Beautifully Simple (Bonnie Burgette) https://archive.is/eGGBT
  90. 06.02.14: iON Bond Review – Atoms, Charges, and Neutrinos, Oh My! (Rafiq Mandal) https://archive.is/ciDv9
  91. 06.03.14: Bravada Review – A Quest for Facial Hair (Davidlee Jolley) https://archive.is/JeA0m
  92. 06.05.14: Pablo Cavarez: Sliding Puzzle Explorer Review (Connor Selinske) https://archive.is/CFTRQ
  93. 06.06.14: Oggipital Review – Fresh Gameplay, Colorful Graphics, And High Difficulty (Rafiq Mandal) https://archive.is/7wxkF
  94. 06.09.14: Extraordinary Devs: Jungle Crystal Showcases Young Talent (Bonnie Burgette) https://archive.is/K1bXo
  95. 06.10.14: The Fall – Descending Into Greatness (Davidless Jolley) https://archive.is/fy6lR
  96. 06.11.14: Pixel Boy and the Ever Expanding Dungeon – Trip to the Unknown (Luke Siuty) https://archive.is/yDJCH
  97. 06.13.14: Crimsonland Review – Bloody Delicious (Luke Siuty) https://archive.is/pZIsN
  98. 06.14.14: Worms Battlegrounds – Review (Davidlee Jolley) https://archive.is/SK1Ue
  99. 06.19.14: Luminux Review – Think-Fast Gameplay, Easy Controls (Rafiq Mandal) https://archive.is/bPFa4
  100. 06.20.14: Epoch Review – Point-And-Click Robot-on-Robot Action (Rafiq Mandal) https://archive.is/6jC3f
  101. 06.24.14: Cyberpunk 3776 Review – Shooting, Intensity, and Depression (Davidlee Jolley) https://archive.is/mghh0
  102. 06.26.14: Shovel Knight Review – Digging Into Awesomeness (Davidlee Jolley) https://archive.is/hMUaS
  103. 06.28.14: Soccer Knockout Review – Celebrating World Cup Fans (Rafiq Mandal) https://archive.is/kjq4f
  104. 06.30.14: Magicians and Looters Review- May the magic be with you (Katrina Filippidis) https://archive.is/QcJxL
  105. 07.01.14: Project Temporality Review – Man Out of Time (Davidlee Jolley) https://archive.is/vMIbS
  106. 07.03.14: The Bounty Review: A Charitable, Ridiculously Difficult Adventure Game (Bonnie Burgette) https://archive.is/zXmeE
  107. 07.05.14: Watercolors Review – The Mind-Painting Puzzle Game (Rafiq Mandal) https://archive.is/2IFF5
  108. 07.07.14: Black Ice Review – An Electrifying Cyberpunk Hacking Adventure (Bonnie Burgette) https://archive.is/S1Zvu
  109. 07.08.14: FIST OF AWESOME Review – Punching Bears in the Face from the Comfort of Home (Bonnie Burgette) https://archive.is/LqDmh
  110. 07.09.14: 4PM Review – Time to Choose (Connor Selinske) https://archive.is/feBOp
  111. 07.10.14: MouseCraft Review – A Tale of Three Mice (Luke Siuty) https://archive.is/vbf3a
  112. 07.11.14: Star Nomad – Making a Living in the Final Frontier (Davidlee Jolley) https://archive.is/yje5f
  113. 07.12.14: Concursion Review – Mixing Genres For A Unique Experience (Rafiq Mandal) https://archive.is/cQyIF
  114. 07.17.14: Battle Fleet 2 Review – Naval Combat Simulator with Depth (Rafiq Mandal) https://archive.is/tPRX7
  115. 07.18.14: Stained Review – Death is Only the Beginning (Katrina Filippidis) https://archive.is/Ca93F
  116. 07.22.14: Invader Attack 2 Review – Retro-inspired Gameplay with Modern Features (Rafiq Mandal) https://archive.is/n06LW
  117. 07.23.14: Unrest Review – Question Your Morality in India’s Slums (Ryan Noble) https://archive.is/PJLcG
  118. 07.28.14: Battle Mines Review – Epic Civilization Building in Your Browser (Davidlee Jolley) https://archive.is/kAoFv
  119. 07.31.14: Pivvot Review – Frustrating Fun for PC/Mac/Linux (Bonnie Burgette) https://archive.is/Sy1ap
  120. 08.02.14: Ergaster and the Habilis Review – Cavemen Evolving in Style (Katrina Filippidis) https://archive.is/ZREfg
  121. 08.07.14: Five Nights at Freddy’s Review – Nightmares and Death at Chuck E Cheese’s (Joel Couture) https://archive.is/PSe0j
  122. 08.08.14: Another Perspective Review – Bleak, Mad, and Intelligent (Joel Couture) https://archive.is/OwQVg
  123. 08.11.14: Pentumble Review – Mechanical Mayhem at its Finest (Katrina Filippidis) https://archive.is/Cr7EV
  124. 08.11.14: ShipAntics: The Legend of Kiki Beast Review – 3D Puzzle Adventure (Rafiq Mandal) https://archive.is/pkJnT
  125. 08.13.14: Residue: Final Cut Review – Unearthing Narrative (Luke Siuty) https://archive.is/xF1tr
  126. 08.19.14: Mind: Path to Thalamus Review – Dark surrealism and Epic fantasy (Katrina Filippidis) https://archive.is/hqEak
  127. 08.21.14: Shadowgate Review – Everything Old is New Again (Joel Couture) https://archive.is/2dVRU
  128. 08.22.14: Dungeons: The Eye of Draconus Review – Dull, Discordant, Disappointing (Joel Couture) https://archive.is/qvScd
  129. 08.25.14: The Order of Souls Review – Protecting the Realm for No Money Down (Rachel Moss) https://archive.is/m495M
  130. 08.30.14: Lethal League Review – Swag Ricochet (Luke Siuty) https://archive.is/gwsXg
  131. 08.30.14: Splemy Review – A Slingshot Straight into Your Gooey Center (Vinny Parisi) https://archive.is/hgoTB
  132. 09.01.14: Super Cyborg Review – Sick, Brutal Fun (Joel Couture) https://archive.is/cuiH7
  133. 09.01.14: The Golf Club Review – A Beautiful Double Bogey (Rachel Moss) https://archive.is/XhApH
  134. 09.19.14: Cannon Brawl Review – Where Every Moment is a Blast (Luke Siuty) https://archive.is/X1wl2
  135. 09.29.14: Drawn Escape – Draw Your Path, Dodge The Pigs (Rafiq Mandal) https://archive.is/ooMHJ
  136. 09.30.14: Wrack Review – Fast-Paced Shoot-em-up Fun (Bonnie Burgette) https://archive.is/vHpMA
  137. 10.01.14: Enola Review – A Light in Choking Darkness (Joel Couture) https://archive.is/POH37
  138. 10.09.14: TRI Review – Now You’re Thinking With…Triangles? (Bonnie Burgette) https://archive.is/zzkK0
  139. 10.15.14: Once Upon A Runner Review: Adorable, Illustrated, Fairy-tale Fun (Katrina Filippidis) https://archive.is/4pYdP
  140. 10.16.14: Light in the Dark Review: Bend Light Like an Egyptian (Katrina Filippidis) https://archive.is/TwnLO
  141. 10.17.14: Incandescence Review – Finger Drumming Rhythm (Rafiq Mandal) https://archive.is/bfCXB
  142. 10.21.14: Poltergeist: A Pixelated Horror – Spooky, Casual Perfection (Kurt Indovina) https://archive.is/wQM7O
  143. 10.28.14: Review: Sproggiwood is a Light and Fun Roguelike RPG (Bonnie Burgette) https://archive.is/9rgxt
  144. 10.29.14: Neverending Nightmares Review – Beautiful Abyss (Joel Couture) https://archive.is/1vpQO
  145. 10.31.14: Three Dead Zed Review – Brain-Eating Puzzle Fun (Joel Couture) https://archive.is/Qi6kr
  146. 11.05.14: Devil’s Dare Review – Classic Gaming and Horror Movie Geekdom at its Finest (Kurt Indovina) https://archive.is/brh9z
  147. 11.13.14: Artisan: Going Home Again Review – Living the Life of a Not-Quite Starving Artist (Rafiq Mandal) https://archive.is/8SZM6
  148. 11.18.14: Elliot Quest Review – A Wondrous Adventure (Joel Couture) https://archive.is/P5j7w
  149. 11.24.14: Temple Tap Review – Challenging Memorization Game with an Indiana Jones Flair (Rafiq Mandal) https://archive.is/1olYq
  150. 12.03.14: The Old City: Leviathan Review – Exploration and Introspection (Joel Couture) https://archive.is/NvghX
  151. 12.04.14: Insanity’s Blade Review – Non-Stop Carnage in a Flawed World (Joel Couture) https://archive.is/7K2m7
  152. 12.15.14: LISA Review – Endless Sacrifice (Joel Couture) https://archive.is/aIL8t
  153. 12.16.14: Super Pixalo Review – Rage-tastic Platforming (Bonnie Burgette) https://archive.is/opQ47
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  155. Summary:
  156. Given the review policy, every one of these reviews could potentially have been purchased through either cash ($50) or through "labor trades". Further reviews could also have fallen within this purview, but since our archive only reaches to December 16th, these are the only ones we could definitely establish as having this potential conflict of interest.
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