Are you looking for a professional assessment of your game?

A Game Review is where Marie channels both her expertise within game design and her past as a Game Reviewer to evaluate your game. Marie plays it for a couple of hours and summarizes her overall impressions in a simulated game review. Normally you get the result within a few days. Reviews give honest feedback on where the game shines, where it lacks and how it compares to its competitors. Unlike a Deconstruction, there is no long briefing beforehand, nor reading of any design documents – WYSIWYG.


What it is

Fast and shallow analysis of your game based solely on playthroughs

An expert opinion from a renowned analyst

A written review from a former game reviewer

What it isn't

A look at design documents or decks


Advice how to move forward and improve the game – choose a Deconstruction for that


Assessment of team competence


Quickly evaluate an alpha or vertical slice

Do a trial run how it would be to release your game in its current state

Assess the game's readiness to determine a shipping date

Decide on focus areas for the last months before launch

Get external input on the current build's viability for Go-No Go decisions


Marie’s will present her written review including these conclusions:

What the game does well and what needs improvement

How cohesive the features are and how it all comes together

Comparison how it stacks up in its genre

How the game is likely to perform in its current trajectory

Highlight areas worth improving the most before launch


These are the Review variants that Marie offers:


First Look

Variant for games who are mid-way through development and want some feedback on the direction the game is headed in.

This review ignores polish, bugs and UX, and doesn’t point out things that are known to be WIP.

Book service

Full Game Review

Variant for games that are late in their dev cycle (e.g. feature complete or beta), and want a realistic simulated review.

This review evaluates all parts of the game just as a real review would.

Book service

Price is within range depending on how encompassing the game is.