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Patrick Hickey

Asst Professor

Communications & Performing Arts


Patrick Hickey Jr. is a full-time Lecturer of English and Director of the Journalism program at Kingsborough Community College and is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of He's also a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and National Video Games Writer at where his work was mentioned in National Ad campaigns by Disney, Nintendo and EA Sports.

Hickey was also the Editor-In-Chief of two College Newspapers before he received his BA in Journalism from Brooklyn College. Hickey's work has been published in The New York Daily News, The New York Times, Complex, The Hockey Writers, Yahoo!, Broadway World, Examiner, Bay Currents Newspaper, where he served as the paper’s Sports Editor, the Brooklyn Papers, the Wave of Long Island, Brooklyn Free Press, Blasting News,, The Lo-Down, the Brooklyn View,, NYSportScene Magazine,,, The Syracuse Post-Standard,,,, and the official sites of the Brooklyn Aces and New York Islanders.

His first book, The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult And Classic Video Game Developers was released in April 2018 and is chock full of interviews with legendary developers, in an ESPN 30-for-30 style that allows them to tell their story. His second book in the series, The Minds Behind Adventures Games, was released in December 2019. His third book, The Minds Behind Sports Games, was released in September 2020. His fourth book, The Minds Behind Shooter Games, was released in March 2021. Three more sequels to the series, The Minds Behind Sega Genesis Games, The Minds Behind PlayStation Games and The Minds Behind PlayStation 2 have also been confirmed.

Hickey is also a contracted comic book writer, currently penning his original series, "Condrey," as well as "The Job" and "KROOM" for Legacy Comix, where he serves as founder and co-owner.

Hickey Jr. is a voice-actor, having starred in the 2018 indie hit and 2019 Switch, PS4 and Xbox One release, The Padre (also serving as English language Story Editor), from Shotgun With Glitters. The sequel, The Padre: One Shell Straight to Hell was released in February 2021 and Hickey also serves as a Story Editor and Lead Voiceover performer. Hickey is currently writing the story for the upcoming game, KROOM, where he will also be performing voice-over duties. Hickey also plays the role of Rex in the upcoming indie game "Relentless Rex," and served as the narrator in "The Kaiju Offensive," which hit Steam in 2019.


MA from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism - Journalism and Arts and Culture
BA from Brooklyn College - Journalism and History
AAS From Kingsborough Community College - Journalism and Print Media

Selected Publications and/or Other Resources

Freelanced photos and articles to numerous print and online publications, such as The New York Times, the New York Daily News, Yahoo!, The Syracuse Post-Standard, The Lo-Down, the Brooklyn Papers, the Brooklyn View, the Wave of Long Island, the Brooklyn Free Press, NYSportScene Magazine,,,,,,,, and

Awards Recognition, Distinctions and Grants

  • 2008 Blog of the year for work on from
  • Sam Castan Journalism Award at Brooklyn College, May 2008.
  • Journalism & Print Media Program Award at Kingsborough Community College, 2006.
  • Phi Theta Kappa, Kingsborough Community College, 2005-2006.
  • Gold Award in Columbia Press Association, as EIC of Scepter, Fall 2005.

President of the Society of Collegiate Journalists, Kingsborough Chapter 2005-2006