About Us

Welcome to Thirteen1.com!

Owned by T1 Publishing Ltd, Thirteen1 is a completely free to read gaming e-zine based in East Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Founded in March 2008 by three gaming enthusiasts, Daniel Allen, Craig Franklin and Paddy Fellows; what began as a potential idea over a cold pint quickly developed into a stellar (that’s ‘stellar’, not ‘stella’..we’re all ale drinkers here!) business idea.
The idea behind the site was a simple one – to provide gaming news and reviews written by gamers, for gamers. But unlike other similiar websites, two key points would set T1 apart from the crowd:

1) The main news and features would be delivered in a completely free, browser-based magazine with shelf magazine production values.

2) All areas of the industry would be given fair and unique coverage. ‘AAA’ games may have excellent graphics, but that doesn’t mean they’re any more fun to play than an indie browser game coded by 1 guy in his underpants.

With this in mind, the team set about writing the first issue of Thirteen1, which launched on the 13th April 2008.

In August, Craig Frankkin took a hiatus from the project to focus on his education (eventually landing an online PR job at Manchester Utd). In his place came Daniel Gowen, an FPS nut with a keen eye for graphics.

From there the project grew, and with the help of several volunteers and new crewmember, Craig Albeck – affectionately called Craig 2 (or sometimes just simply, Number 2) around the office – T1 stepped up to the next level. A new website soon followed, allowing the T1 team to provide daily news updates as well as the on-going monthly magazine.

Thirteen1 also now boasts a daily magazine, T1 Daily, which launched in May, 2012. T1 Daily is released every Monday-Friday, featuring choice news articles and features from the day, impressively turned into a magazine format and delivered straight to subscribers inboxes.

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