YouTuber Jason 'Dunkey' Gastrow has announced his very own indie game publishing company called Bigmode.
In a five-minute upload on his YouTube channel, Gastrow explained how he felt he had been sitting on the sidelines for too long, waiting for "great games" to appear, and now wanted to leave a mark on the industry by applying his own understanding of the medium. Here's part of what he had to say:
"I've been on YouTube for 11 years now, and one of the 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."
"...For years and years and years, I have always sought out the very best indie games out there and have tried to do them justice, putting million of eyes on the games that actually deserve attention...my best of the year videos are constantly loaded up with indie game recommendations like Hades..."
..."I want all the real deal gamers out there watching this video to know I would never risk my legitimacy by trying to push some junkass games I don't believe in"
Gastrow further stated how his team had put a lot of effort into making contracts at Bigmode as "developer-friendly" as possible, which would also allow game developers to succeed and "continue to succeed" in the future. Bigmode is already calling for people to sign on with the company:
"At Bigmode, we only want to work with the most passionate and creative people out there, I'm sick of all these weak games, I'm sick of all the spam, I only want to work with those who are going ham. We're not aiming for the bronze medals, we're going for gold"
You can learn more about the company over on the Bigmode website. What do you make of this announcement? Leave your thoughts below.