Videogamedunkey, Gaming Personality, Announces His Bigmode Publisher
Dunkey has been a part of the YouTube gaming scene for over a decade as a gaming channel (and in recent years, a comedy/commentary channel), and has amassed a massive following with over seven million followers. subscribers on the platform. After he released a video this week announcing that he is starting his own independent game publisher known as big modeFans and developers have a lot to say about Videogamedunkey’s new pro move.
In his video, Dunkey expresses the sentiment that, over the years, he has tried to “throw soulless money heists into the bin and lift up and praise truly inspired artwork from this medium,” and then goes on to list the titles. he has appeared in the videos of him as enter the armory, hollow knight, Celeste, Cuphead, UndertaleY Lisato name a few.
So many people are skeptical of this idea, mainly because Dunkey may have played a lot of games, but had never really tried things on the development/production/publishing side before. Don’t get me wrong, my goal is to get more people involved in making games, especially when someone seems genuinely passionate about making good stuff; however, I fall into the camp of people who feel bad about Dunkey’s announcement.
I think the biggest problem is their attitude about the whole thing, which basically boils down to something like “I’m here to save the day because people keep making bad games because they just want money, and my motives are pure.” ”
I’m sure Dunkey only means to help, but it’s clear he doesn’t have much of an understanding of what’s going on behind the curtain. His grandiose attitude of being part of the reason so many indie games have become successful feels a bit short-sighted. Furthermore, as a result of GTA V leaks, I’m really not in the mood to hear how games are made from someone with no experience.
At the end of the day, I’m rooting for him, because I want good ideas to shine in this industry as much as anyone else. I have a feeling Dunkey will need to learn some hard lessons along the way.