|Category||Games, Video and Entertainment|
|Description||Online video game destination|
The Escapist (www.escapistmagazine.com) is an online destination covering video games, gamers, the gaming industry, and gaming culture. Published by the Themis Media, it launched on July 12, 2005.
The website MMORPG.com noted that the website had become the “flagship brand” for Themis, which runs other websites and ventures related to the gaming industry, with the reputation of “a widely read and highly respected form of game journalism” and “paying writers top dollar”.
<b>Traffic<b><br> According to Quantcast, the site serves 1.5 million uniques users and 24.1 million page views per month as of April 2, 2009.
Video Series The Escapist hosts a number of ongoing video series, most of which pertain to videogames. Some of these include: Drawn By Pain Doomsday Arcade de-rez Zero Punctuation Unforgotten Realms Videogame Theater Kung Fu Grip Unskippable There Will Be Brawl Stolen Pixels A World of Her PWN
Writers The Escapist features writing by well-respected game authors including Jerry Holkins (a.k.a. Tycho Brahe), Kieron Gillen, and John Tynes,. Tom Chick, Allen Varney, Jim Rossignol, Greg Costikyan, and Warren Spector.
Awards In October 2006, Editor-in-Chief Julianne Greer was named one of Gaming’s Top 50 Journalists.
In May 2008, The Escapist won the Webby Award and 2008 People’s Choice Award for Best Video-Game Related Website.
In March 2009, The Escapist was nominated for a Streamy Award for Best Animation in a Web Series.