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Good Game co-creator Jeremy ‘Junglist’ Ray joins Fandom as Australia’s managing editor

Co-creator and presenter of ABC’s former gaming show Good Game, Jeremy Ray, has been appointed Fandom Australia’s managing editor.

Ray brings more than 11 years’ experience to the company as a writer, video producer and video game critic.

He is best known for launching the Good Game series before being axed from the program in 2009, as well as ‘5-inch Floppy’ for Telstra’s now defunct GameArena website.

More recently he worked as a contributor for Allure Media’s Kotaku, Game Informer, Gizmodo and Lifehacker.

In his new role, he will lead Fandom’s content play for the Australian market, focus on gaming and extend Fandom’s news cycle to 24-hour global coverage.

Dorth Raphaely, chief content officer said Ray’s appointment was a “significant step” for the brand.

Australia is an important market for us and for entertainment fans. While it’s our ultimate goal to develop a localised edition here, we must first have a content leader in-market,” Raphaely said.

“I’m thrilled that Jeremy is serving in the pivotal role of managing editor to kick off this effort. His unique voice and expertise will not only set the foundation for Fandom in Australia, but elevate our global content.”

Ray said he was excited to join Fandom: “I look forward to bringing my creativity and deep passion for entertainment, and games in particular, to further develop Fandom as a daily destination for fans in Australia as well as around the world.”

It comes ahead of the launch of a global release of Fandom’s app across iOS and Android on October 3.

In January this year, James Perry departed Evolve Media to join Fandom as managing director.

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