Javy Gwaltney & Sunset (through Agency)

Jun 29th, 2015
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  1. Subject: Javy Gwaltney & Sunset through Agency
  2. Sources: Paste, Twitter, Patreon.
  3. Date Compiled: June 29th, 2015.
  4. Credits: Original Investigation. (An anon for extra information)
  5. ~boogiepoprobin
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  7. Summary:
  8. Leigh Alexander consulted on Sunset by Tale of Tales through Agency. Agency's role is stated to be "Project Direction Advice" in the credits for Sunset. Alexander was also supporting Javy Gwaltney through Patreon months prior to his extremely positive review on Paste. There is no disclosure to this potential conflict of interest, as Leigh Alexander's involvement with Sunset along with her patreon support to Javy Gwaltney could have affected his coverage and scoring of Sunset.
  10. Leigh Alexander tweets. (Quoted tweets are TO Leigh Alexander)
  11. 04.16.14: Tale of Tales' new game looks SO COOL. And I'm not just saying that because @agencyforgames is helping with it
  12. 06.19.14: my boss is @taleoftales! :D RT @JacePro: Sunset hit its goal in two days! @leighalexander must be feeling pretty boss right about now.
  13. 06.30.14: Oh, Tale of Tales' Sunset is close to its second stretch goal. You can learn about how I work with them here
  14. 12.22.14: I'm supporting @hurdyiv Javy Gwaltney @Patreon (Javy favorites, showing awareness of her patreon support)
  15. 03.24.15: The main frustration for me is that these people are not smart enough to go to a website and learn I did not do marketing
  16. 03.24.15: @taleoftales oh shit were we supposed to do the MARKETING? shit...
  17. 03.24.15: "@leighalexander It's okay if you send us a credit note for that $40,000 that Anita never paid back."
  18. 05.19.15: @taleoftales *frantically pages through dictionary* maybe we should double-check everything i wrote for sunset...
  20. Javy Gwaltney tweets:
  21. 06.17.14: The only Tales game I've ever liked was The Path but SUNSET looks pretty cool. … (Promoted Tale of Tales kickstarter)
  23. Within the kickstarter is this paragraph: Leigh Alexander & Ste Curran have recently started an initiative called Agency to help game studios bring their ideas to fruition. In Sunset they undertake the significant effort of keeping us on the straight and narrow, making sure that our game does in fact reach the people we are creating it for.
  25. 08.08.14: Clipping Through: One Mad Week In Video Games, a book by Leigh Alexander from @leighalexander on @Gumroad: (promoting her work, establishing some familiarity with Alexander)
  26. 12.22.14: @leighalexander @Patreon thanks Leigh! (Thanking Leigh Alexander for patreon support)
  28. Other Information:
  29. 03.15.15: - Tale of Tales Sunset and Agency:
  30. Leigh Alexander has been supporting Javy Gwaltney's patreon since 12.22.14
  31. Leigh Alexander & Ste Curran (Agency) Project Direction Advice in credits of Sunset.
  32. Javy Gwaltney does follow Leigh Alexander on twitter. This makes it more likely he was aware of Alexander's involvement through Agency.
  34. Articles with Potential Conflicts of Interest:
  35. 05.21.15: Sunset Review: Shall I Project A World (Paste) (Score 9.0)
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