Well-known YouTuber Videogamedunkey has announced that he has founded an independent game publisher with his wife.
The name of the publisher of Videogamedunkey – real name Jason Yevgeniy Gastrow – and his wife Leah ‘Leahbee’ Gastrow is Bigmode. The intention is that the publisher will release various types of indie games that are worth checking out according to the YouTuber.
In the video announcing his publishing label, he reports that for more than eleven years he has been “pushing the soulless ‘cash grabs’ in the dustbin and giving a stage to the inspiring works of art within this medium. I know which ideas work and which don’t, what feeling exciting for ideas, or having to return, or what has become cliché by now.”
If it’s up to Videogamedunkey, its publisher will curate the best indie games. He compares buying a random indie game to buying a lootcrate in Counter-Strike. “You don’t know what you’re going to get, but you’re probably going to be disappointed.” This should prevent Bigmode.
Furthermore, Videogamedunkey does not promise to exercise creative control over the games that developers make, but he does want to help where he can. He also wants to draw up contracts that are in favor of the developers.