Founded in 2011 by Evan McIntosh, Good Games Writing is the response to negativity surrounding the gaming culture and gaming media. Initially conceived as a place to share only the best works he found about gaming, Good Games Writing grew into a hub for people who wanted to turn the discussion on games media around.

Today, Good Games Writing also initiates professional development for games media members through its annual #PitchJam, awards the best games writing in its annual Goodies awards, aggregates jobs postings in and around games media, and carries out a number of other tasks to benefit the media industry surrounding games.

Good Games Writing is the flagship website on the GoodGamesWriting network that also includes standard fare from Orbytl, satirical content from Crunch, and later in 2018, kids and family oriented content on GAMMA.