Subject: Javy Gwaltney & Sunset through Agency
Sources: Paste, Twitter, Patreon.
Date Compiled: June 29th, 2015.
Credits: Original Investigation. (An anon for extra information)
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.
Leigh Alexander tweets. (Quoted tweets are TO Leigh Alexander)
04.16.14: Tale of Tales' new game looks SO COOL. And I'm not just saying that because @agencyforgames is helping with it http://tale-of-tales.com/Sunset/ http://archive.today/fAOI9
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. http://archive.is/awKFO
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 http://t.co/7rvRU2WR4p http://archive.is/qmGz2
12.22.14: I'm supporting @hurdyiv Javy Gwaltney @Patreon http://www.patreon.com/user?u=74086&rf=205655&ty=2 (Javy favorites, showing awareness of her patreon support) http://archive.is/0JnUv
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 http://archive.is/XOF4F
03.24.15: @taleoftales oh shit were we supposed to do the MARKETING? shit... http://archive.is/XOF4F
03.24.15: "@leighalexander It's okay if you send us a credit note for that $40,000 that Anita never paid back." http://archive.is/XOF4F
05.19.15: @taleoftales *frantically pages through dictionary* maybe we should double-check everything i wrote for sunset... http://archive.is/eYmjQ
Javy Gwaltney tweets:
06.17.14: The only Tales game I've ever liked was The Path but SUNSET looks pretty cool. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/taleoftales/sunset-a-first-person-videogame-thriller … (Promoted Tale of Tales kickstarter) http://archive.is/RYg8o
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.
08.08.14: Clipping Through: One Mad Week In Video Games, a book by Leigh Alexander from @leighalexander on @Gumroad: gum.co/aisCU http://archive.is/5WGXY (promoting her work, establishing some familiarity with Alexander) http://archive.is/5WGXY
12.22.14: @leighalexander @Patreon thanks Leigh! (Thanking Leigh Alexander for patreon support) http://archive.is/nEaGF
03.15.15: leighalexander.net - Tale of Tales Sunset and Agency: https://archive.is/LmoBx
Leigh Alexander has been supporting Javy Gwaltney's patreon since 12.22.14 https://archive.is/YjS9H
Leigh Alexander & Ste Curran (Agency) Project Direction Advice in credits of Sunset. https://archive.is/W5dpb#selection-1477.0-1483.24
Javy Gwaltney does follow Leigh Alexander on twitter. This makes it more likely he was aware of Alexander's involvement through Agency. https://archive.is/rC9xt
Articles with Potential Conflicts of Interest:
05.21.15: Sunset Review: Shall I Project A World (Paste) (Score 9.0) https://archive.is/trudM