Style Guide

Last modified: May 5, 2020

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This guide is to help writers format their reviews and features in a consistent manner so that our readers can easily identify what elements are game names etc.

Article Titles

The system will automatically put article titles in all caps, but that doesn’t mean that style should be ignored. The best practice is as follows:

  • Capitalize the first word in the title
  • Capitalize the last word in the title
  • Capitalize the important words in the title

Important words in that last bullet generally refer to:

  • Adjectives (tiny, large, etc.)
  • Adverbs (quietly, smoothly, etc.)
  • Nouns (tablet, kitchen, book)
  • Pronouns (they, she, he)
  • Subordinating conjunctions (when fewer than 5 letters)
  • Verbs (write, type, create)

In addition to these rules, any Game names are to have every word capitalized and be wrapped in quotes unless they are the first words of the title that are then separated from the rest by a hyphen. See the examples below:

  • A New Home – A Self Review by a Desperate Writer
  • “A New Home” is the Best Game Ever Made!
  • Is it Bad that the Developer of “A New Home” has to Review it Himself?

This is not an invitation to review my games, just a hopefully humorous set of examples! Also, as per our rules, Developers cannot write about their own Game.

Games

It’s important that the name of the game stands out in the text. It needs every word to be capitalized, and the title itself to be in bold. As an example: Dreaming Of Dana, Tales From The Unending Void, and Battle Of The Bulges.

Developer Names

Developer names should be capitalized, but left as normal text.

Character Names

Character names should be capitalized and italicized. This does not apply for an unnamed MC or Main Character, who should be capitalized only.

General Text

The general text of your article should be in the normal style of the site. If you need to copy and paste into the article you’re writing, be sure to paste without formatting.