Overcast Gamer is four Kiwis (two living in the United Kingdom) all mad about video games.

Beginning in early 2016 in a tiny cafe on the Wellington waterfront, OCG started life as a bunch of blokes chatting rubbish about games on their lunch break. Years on, its span two continents and alongside having recorded over 50 podcasts and written countless reviews, now covers events such as EGX and Gamescom.

OCG has a good-sized following but is proud to remain Kiwi at heart: relaxed, curious, and, when push comes to shove, simply there to have a bit of a laugh.

Whether you’re a content junkie looking for reviews or expo coverage, or a developer keen to get a few more eyes on your upcoming release, drop them a line. They’d love to hear from you.

Abe Foster (UK) Site Editor & Communications Manager

Abe is an upbeat communicator and industry encyclopaedia. For some reason, he knows the geographical location of hundreds of development studios and roughly, how many people work there.

Abe wears many hats, serving as Site Editor, Social Media Manager, and host of OCG’s celebrated podcast The Overcast Gamer Show.

Formerly a community manager at one of NZ’s largest games studios, Abe now lives in the UK, where he covers events, looks after animals and enjoys a good wander down a canal.

Game: LIMBO/INSIDE (can’t decide)

Genre: Puzzler, platformer, point-and-click adventure

Most cherished system: SNES or PlayStation 2

Developer: 1990s RARE but nowadays, CD Projekt Red

Weird affinity: Music and rhythm games

Biggest triumph: Moving to Europe to further a career in games

 

Reagan Harper (AUS/NZ) Site Developer

Growing up in small town New Zealand, Reagan discovered his passion for gaming later than many. His mid-teens had him stumble across a copy of Final Fantasy VII, after which he made the call that exploring virtual worlds was a far better use of his time than chasing a hoop with a stick down a dirt road.

Reagan now lives with his partner and two cats on the outskirts of Wellington, New Zealand. He loves motorcycles, open worlds, and learning the ins and outs of how not to suck at building digital spaces.

Game: Red Dead Redemption

Genre: Open world RPG

Most cherished system: PlayStation 2

Developer: Rockstar Games

Biggest heartbreak: the death of REDACTED in Final Fantasy VII


Balthazar Valentine (AUS/NZ) Video Producer

Balthazar is a self-appointed ‘realist’. Real issues or gaming, he always prides himself on being pragmatic and wears his heart on his sleeve.

Since 2017, Balthazar has pledged allegiance to PC, but if he had to pick otherwise, Nintendo would take it.

A jack-of-all-trades and master of ‘nada, Balthazar prefers anything into which he can sink hundreds of hours and have nothing to show for it at the end.

Game: Kingdom Under Fire
Genre: RPG, JPRG, MMORPG
Most cherished system: Nintendo 64
Developer: Blizzard

 

Scott Wilson (UK) Camera Operator & Effects Producer

In 2017, Scott abandoned his GameCube, vast retro console collection and homeland for the dimmer skies but brighter opportunities of the United Kingdom. Working full-time in London, Scott’s gaming comes in the form of whenever he can squeeze in a few evening hours of ARK, Fortnite or Madden. He’s also partial to a good bout of Civilisation or Age of Empires HD when time permits.

Scott loves travelling around Europe with his wife, checking out events, concerts and comedy shows, and managing the Instagram account of his pug, Louie. 

Game: ARK: Survival Evolved
Genre: Real-time Strategy, Management Sim
Most cherished system: Nintendo GameCube
Developer: Epic Games