IGC (Invision Game Community) a site that was first created as a blog back in 2011 for friends to express their opinions on the games they love. Over time the site has grown into a Games and Entertainment website with a dedicated bunch of volunteers from around the globe, from students to general gamers that just want to put their thoughts on paper. We do not aim to be a professional media website, just a website for people to join and enjoy their time creating content which they are proud of.
When our site owner was in university he kept on hearing the same line being used from employers or similar, from students;
“Unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. We felt other applicants had more relevant experience in the role you applied for and therefore on this occasion, we will not be progressing with your application. We wish you luck in your future endeavors.”
So from 2013 he moved the site in a new direction and started heading to Universities, and Schools in his local area, promoting the gaming world to parents and young adults. Showing off all the jobs available in the industry and putting to rest the idea that gaming is not all about playing games and nothing else. By doing this he found out the students also wanted to create their own blogs, write their own content and was asked if Invision would offer an opportunity for students to gain valuable work experience to take with them into the job market.
So from that point, Invision Game Community felt that it was important to try and help provide students and graduates with opportunities to build up and improve their C.V. and we are committed to helping them by offering valuable work experience.
Our aim is to carry on providing a news service and grow so we can aid more students and graduates with the opportunities to gain the experience they need to take with them into their future careers. We also work with some amazing Partners from PCGamerN, ZERGNET, Allcdkeys, TSHost and Sucuri.
Every student that writes for us is encouraged to create there own blog, website, streaming channel and anything else they wish to do. We feel that everyone should be given the opportunity to grow and one day, do their own thing. IGC is something that has been done over and over and there are thousands of such sites out there just like us, so we want to see something new, to push gaming news in a whole new way.
WHY SHOULD COMPANIES SUPPORT US?
As we are growing all the time we look to bring in new partners who can supply us with samples of their products in order for our volunteers to review. This benefits us as it gives our volunteers opportunities to gain more experience, a chance to grab some great gaming goodies and it creates additional content for our site to attract larger audiences.
It also benefits the suppliers as it potentially creates the chance for increased sales revenue due to posts going out to our rapidly growing audience. At the same time, companies can be seen supporting a site that is helping students and graduates to gain work experience during and after their studies to help them pursue their desired careers.
So if you’re a company looking to have your games or technology products reviewed and showcased to a growing audience, feel free to drop us an email.
WHY SHOULD STUDENTS/GRADUATES JOIN US?
In the wild, it’s survival of the fittest and the job market operates in a similar way, the stronger your C.V. the more chance you have of getting interviews for jobs. Unfortunately, many people finish education with little or no work experience which leaves them at a disadvantage when it comes to job hunting. To correct this we provide students and graduates with opportunities to gain some valuable work.
As well as the valuable experience we also offer our Community Members, the chance of a lifetime; from earning free games and peripherals to attending some of the biggest gaming expos around the globe. We also help organise interviews with game developers and publishers to discuss current and upcoming projects in addition to arranging for our community members to attend special behind the scene events to get sneak peeks at some of the latest games yet to be released.
In addition, we will also allow for students to post a limited number of adverts on their work which may be linked to affiliate accounts they have in order to help them source an income. Not just that, but unlike other sites who only allow their website to showcase your work, we encourage you to create your own blogs, websites, and vlogs to help build up our web presence, again providing them with an opportunity to monetize their work. In the long run, we want our writers to go on to better things, create something they love and work hard to achieve their goals.
We hope at some point, as we grow through the years, to be able to offer our volunteers a chance to get some money behind their work as well as the products they get to keep. This has always been something we wish to strive towards, and one day we hope this will become a reality.
WHAT TO WRITE FOR US
Here at Invision Game Community, we are on the lookout for our next bunch of talented writers to join our team. We’ve had some great people join us in the past who have moved on to bigger things thanks to the experiences they’ve gained through Invision, and we want to help more people do the same.
Ideally, you’ll be interested in gaming and technology but if you are just looking to get your foot in the door for journalism we’ll happily accept your applications as well. We can’t pay you for your time as what little money we make funds the site maintenance fees, but as well as work experience you get the next best thing; free gadgets, games, and invitations to special events (including exclusive movie screenings). All we ask of you is to review the items you get and write up about the events you attend as honestly as you can, it’s that simple.
We also expect writers to have the passion and a drive to better themselves so creating unique and engaging content is a must when working with us.
We work alongside many industry acquaintances and 99% of the reviews on site are from products sent to us to review, from all types of game studios, hardware outlets, and peripheral manufacturers, without them we would not be here, without the views, we would not be here, without great volunteers over the years, we would not be here and for this we are eternally grateful.
We also protect our volunteers from vial comments, so if you do comment please understand that we have not ignored it and blocked it, we just pass your feedback direct if we feel it is warranted.