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YouTuber Dunkey forms indie games publisher Bigmode

YouTuber Jason Yevgeniy Gastrow, better known as Videogamedunkey or simply Dunkey, has announced the launch of his indie publishing company, Bigmode.
"We've put a lot of effort into making the most developer-friendly contracts possible," content creator says.

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Christopher4d ago (Edited 4d ago )

***In the video announcing Bigmode, he explained that his experience as a YouTuber is what gives him a good understanding of the type of games players want, ***

I mean... the people who follow him will mostly like what he likes so he's primarily developed a fanbase to tell him to promote the type of games he likes.

***core themes of my channel has always been to slam dunk soulless cash grabs into the garbage can and lift up and praise the truly inspired works of art in this medium,***

Tons of games he likes are just as soulless as others they're just the type of games he likes so he doesn't see it.

solideagle4d ago

He also dislikes Turned based games with a passion. <-- that's what I have felt

phoenixwing4d ago

I wish the indie company well but if all he has done is mess around while playing games I'm pretty certain he's in for a rude awakening into how hard development is when you're not the end user

CrimsonWing694d ago (Edited 4d ago )

Exactly and then his game will be the butt of a joke for some other YouTube user.

I like Dunkey, but just because you have opinions on games doesn’t mean you have the expertise for development or even the know how to make a successful game. It’s expensive and if you don’t make a return on investment it can kill your dev studio.

Stanjara4d ago

This is not development, this is publishing. So he wants to publish developers who are rejected by other publishers or publish a game that is potentially popular sucsses (like among us) by playing them and making YouTube content.

Good luck to him but it's tough when Microsoft and Sony can give game pass/plus deals and instant cash for publishing and distribution.

Then again, if indie developer only sels 1500 units on steam, can't get enough cash for Sony store, maybe it will have grater sucsses with Donkey 2 million game viewership.

If the game is good, self publishing is the best.

Christopher4d ago

@Stanjara: He specifically says he wants to be involved in the development of the games he publishes as well. He just doesn't know how it will work.

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BlackTar1874d ago

Every comment is negative. You guys are a great crowd

Christopher4d ago

We're just giving off Dunkey vibes.

BlackTar1873d ago

Well that’s Fair but it doesn’t sound like many here are dunkey fans. Just people who are full of Piss and vinegar about everything.

FinalFantasyFanatic3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

@BlackTar187,
I was under the impression most people don't like Dunkey, his reviews are mostly hot takes anyway, so it's understandable that most don't like or even take him seriously.

FinalFantasyFanatic4d ago

Never like Dunkey as a content creator, so I'd be surprised if he can help out on a project I'd actually be interested in playing considering his video game tastes.