“I will help you squeeze more fun out of your Mac and show you everything Mac gaming can do.”
– Ric Molina
About Mac Gamer HQ
Mac Gamer HQ is a blog run by me, Ric Molina, to show you everything Mac gaming has to offer and help you make the most of your macOS gaming experience.
Are you a die-hard Mac user that also happens to enjoy video games? You’re in the right place.
It’s time we kill the myth that having a Mac means giving up on video games. There are so many great Mac games out there waiting for you, you just need to know where to look…
Me and my trusty test machines…
Helping you discover your Mac’s true potential
As someone who grew up playing video games but eventually fell completely in love with macOS, I might be the perfect person to show you how far Mac gaming has come, even for hardcore gamers.
Mac Gamer HQ covers:
- The best Mac games, to cover the basics
- The latest and greatest games, for the ultimate macOS gaming experience
- Weekly Performance Reviews, to see if your Mac can actually run all the amazing games
And I promise you this: with so many awesome Mac games out there, you’ll have a hard time choosing what to buy!
A small sample of what Mac gaming has to offer…
About Ric Molina (and how it all started)
Ric Molina - Editor-in-chief
I’m a regular guy in my early thirties who decided to get his first Mac a few years ago. Like many, I grew up playing video games (Ocarina of Time, Goldeneye and Starcraft, I will always remember you) and was bummed to hear it would be difficult on a Mac.
My friends told me it was a stupid move and wished me good luck playing Spore on my overpriced machine… But I was loving everything about my new Mac and knew I could never go back. After some research, I was ecstatic to find Dragon Age: Origins, my first step into gaming on a Mac.
I also realized it was a pain to find good Mac games. Not because they were rare, but because no one ever talked about them. I knew there had to be others like me and that’s when I created Mac Gamer HQ in October 2012, a blog I run from Lyon in France.
I’ve been covering Mac gaming for the last 6 years and our work has been recognized and featured by some of the biggest tech outlets in the world, such as TechCrunch, Apple Insider, The Loop, Mac Rumors, iMore, Cult Of Mac, 9to5Mac and more.
Contact Ric for questions, tips, inquiries, or just to say hi!
Mac Gamer HQ used to be a one-man operation but nowadays I’m lucky to get help from passionate gamers and talented writers.
Steven Marx - Editor
Steven Marx has been playing games on the Macintosh since his brother brought home a used Mac 512k in 1986.
And it is completely untrue that he pursued a Ph.D. in Educational Technology just so he could spend time playing games such as SimCity, Caesar, and Civilization as part of his research, although he has presented at conferences on integrating such simulations into social studies education.
He has been reviewing and writing about Mac games for over ten years, including for Inside Mac Games, MacNN and currently at Mac Gamer HQ where he writes and edits reviews and feature articles. He can be reached by e-mail at steve [at] stevenmarx.com
Kirk Hiner - Writer
Kirk Hiner can’t recall the first Mac game he ever played, but he knows it was on a Mac SE in during his college years. Rather than put his English degree to work at something that would justify the expense of obtaining it, his love for Apple and Mac gaming lead him to Applelinks.com in 1997, where he would eventually become an editor.
Kirk was then hired to become editor of AppleTell.com before it was bought out and shut down eight years later. During this time, he also contributed to GamerTell, Inside Mac Games, Mac Gamer’s Ledge, and Dealerscope.
Kirk is now vice president of client services at Dynamics Online, Inc, and is also co-founder and managing editor of Best Apple TV, a website dedicated to viewing, gaming, and browsing on the Apple TV device.
Salil Parekh - Writer
Salil Parekh is trained as a visual communicator from NID, India, and has been writing for over 7 years for more than a few gaming websites, most of which are now defunct.
He is the resident racing nut at Mac Gamer HQ and gets particularly excited about indie games.
He also happens to be a game developer himself.
Camilo López-Cristoffanini - Tester
Camilo is a biochemist pursuing Ph.D. studies in Plant Biology with a Scholarship of his origin country (BecasChile), a field far from games but really loves to leave his comfort zone and eagerly help maintain this site in his spare time.
He was also very much involved in the development of Count It, our Mac Frame rate counter, which was created by the Mac Gamer HQ team.
A dedicated team of testers
We also have the privilege of counting on several die-hard Mac users who help tests and benchmark a bunch of games. This is why Mac Gamer HQ can test games on so many different Mac models and if you’re a developer looking for help with your Mac port, you know where to find us!
Most of our Performance Reviews wouldn’t be possible without the help of Chris Tallant, James Sandells, Ed Sakabu, Pavel Shpilev, Andrew Keesey, Farlin Paulino, and ikir. Thanks a lot guys!
A growing movement that isn’t going anywhere
As you may have heard, it’s becoming harder to survive online. There’s a reason why all Mac gaming sites have eventually died…
But my mission is to make Mac Gamer HQ the exception. To make it bigger than myself and make sure it will be here for you for as long as you’ll need it. And so far, Mac Gamer HQ continues to grow.
An amazing community
Mac Gamer HQ continues to thrive thanks to you, our readers. Know that I read every email that is directed my way (you can reach out to me here) and many times it was your emails telling me you enjoy the site that helped me keep going when things were tough…
Anyway, next time you feel like the only person on earth trying to play a new game on your Mac (as I often did when I got started), remember you’re not alone…
Mac Gamer HQ in figures (as of December 2017):
You can join us at any time…
Mac Gamer HQ / 13 rue Villard, Bron, France / +33 (0)6 64 40 61 03 / ric [at] macgamerhq.com