Content creators, Gaming, Indie Games, Social Media, Streaming, Youtube

CGN – The Social Network of Gaming

A lot of people, especially those in the streaming or video making community, are always looking for a place to share their videos/streams. Good social media platforms for gamers and content creators are few and far between, with things like twitter currently dominating the market. I have been using CGN for a long time and now it is time to sing its praises.

CGN is a sort of forum for gamers and content creators, allowing people to show off their videos they’ve made, streams they are doing, and even a shop where users can sell products like custom controllers they are making. The base UI looks good and feels intuitive, with a lot of polish to make the interface to make the forum feel inviting...

Game Reviews, Indie Games, Youtube

Kova Preview

In the video: I will be previewing the action platformer KOVA by Black Hive

Kickstarter for Kova:

Game description: Kova is a side-scrolling action RPG in the Metroidvania style. Take on the role of Kova, a mercenary-explorer surviving through tough times as she crosses the galaxy. Interact with larger-than-life characters, travel to hand-painted planets, and struggle against vicious creatures as you unravel the universe’s greatest mystery – why has humanity never encountered intelligent alien life?

Made by: ChocolatierGames

Patreon:

Twitter:

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Video on ‘CFN’ “ComputerFiguur’s Network. A nice group with love for indie games. We are all doing this as a volunteer and for fun. If you have any advice on making better content, please leave it in the comments below that video.

Content creators, Social Media, Streaming, Youtube

The use of Youtube and Vidme

Youtube is a very popular social media to share videos with the world. These videos will be watched by some subscribers and some people that search for that type of video.

The downside of Youtube is that it is very popular. And it now has a very large base of content creators. Also, Youtube has some problems with selling advertisements for the videos. Limiting the small guys.

Vidme is a bit like Youtube, but more based on being content-creator friendly. They replaced an ad-based system for a tip system. If a viewer enjoys a video, they can leave a tip. There is also something similar to ‘like’ button, called upvoting.

Why do I enjoy Vidme

Vidme makes it very easy for a content creator to share videos...

Game Reviews, Indie Games, Youtube

Slime San Review

Song: “Memories” by Creo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYWWBkw-zyo

In the video: I will be reviewing the fast paced platformer by Headup Games Slime San!

Game description: Slime-san was minding his own business when suddenly… A giant worm appeared and gobbled him up! Deep within the worm’s belly, Slime-san has to face a decision: Be digested by the incoming wall of stomach acid… Or jump, slide and slime his way through the worm and back out its mouth!

Made by: ChocolatierGames

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ChocolatierGames

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chocolatiergame

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Video on ‘CFN’ “ComputerFiguur’s Network. A nice group with love for indie games. We are all doing this as a volunteer and for fun...

Content creators, Game Reviews, Indie Games, Youtube

Review: Megabyte Punch

In the video: I will be reviewing a fantastic action platformer by reptile games http://www.reptile-games.com/

Game description: Megabyte Punch is a fighting/beat ‘em up game in which you build your own fighter! As you travel through different environments, you battle other creatures to get their parts. Parts have their own powers and bonuses, like gun arms for a shoot ability or powerful hips for a devastating pelvic thrust

Made by: Chocolatier Games

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ChocolatierGames
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chocolatiergame
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Video on ‘CFN’ “ComputerFiguur’s Network. A nice group with love for indie games. We are all doing this as a volunteer and for fun...

Game Reviews, Indie Games, Youtube

Video Review: Totemori

Description

In the video: I take a look at a new free to play game on steam called Totemori

Totemori is a free-to-play local multiplayer brawler by Shiro Labs and Mito Studio where you build towers while trying to topple everyone else’s!

Made by: ChocolatierGames
Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/ChocolatierGames
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Chocolatiergame
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Video on ‘CFN’ “ComputerFiguur’s Network. A nice group with love for indie games. We are all doing this as a volunteer and for fun. If you have any advice on making better content, please leave it in the comments below that video.

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Twitter ComputerFiguur: https://twitter.com/computerfiguur
Patreon ComputerFiguur: https://www.patreon.com/ComputerFiguur
YouTube ComputerFiguur: https://www...

Content creators, Gaming, Social Media, Youtube

1-100 Subscribers Lord Way

This article will be about the journey from 1 subscriber to 100 my current count being 162. It will also have some tips in there that I have learned as I have gone along.

Like many others on YouTube I run a gaming channel and it’s quite difficult to make yourself get noticed and stand out from the crowd. And that can be disheartening to a lot of us content creators because we spend a lot of time and effort recording and editing videos and because our audience share is small we may not achieve the views on our videos we want which is unfortunate.

I have had two youtube channels over the years the first was 5 years ago now which was vlogs to camera talking about things like relationships and giving advice on them and it did okay...

Content creators, Social Media, Streaming, Youtube

Accepting donations from subscribers.

Smaller content creators on Youtube get discouraged all the time. The Ad-Sense revenue isn’t that much and requires they have at least 70 euros (100 dollars) in earnings to get a payout. For smaller channels this can take years. There is the option of joining an MCN but more about that will come in another article. There are ways outside of Youtube to receive donations from your viewers. This is especially useful if the Fan Funding system isn’t available in your country. You could simply link to your Paypal for donations. But I don’t use their system so you’re on your own. Instead we’ll go over methods I’ve tried.

Game Reviews, Gaming, Indie Game Development, Indie Games, Youtube

Dystoria. Tri-coastal’s love letter to 80s and 90s kids.

Visual:



A fine example of how the Unity engine was meant to be used and a loving mix of 80s era goodies. The game reminds me most of an inverted Tempest. It does draw deeply from the Decent well too. A recent game that’s much like this is Vektor War. That game lacked the need for a sixth axis and played more like an FPS. The art styles and mechanics are similar. The ships you can unlock have a lot in common with vessels you’d see in popular movies and other games. Someone look at the one being serviced on the mothership and tell me that’s not an X-Wing. Ofc it isn’t but the look vaguely related. The levels look like either a Decent level turned inside out or maybe an intentionally  failed Tetris puzzle. They can get very complex early on.

Audio:
Dystoria uses a heavy synth-w...