Hey there, Gamers and Game Makers!
In this week's blog, I wanted to highlight two Youtube channels that have been a great source of entertainment and inspiration to me as a game dev. I'm of course referring to Noclip and Gameumentary.
Noclip has a special place in my heart as it's founder, Danny O'Dwyer is also an Irishman. NoClip are crowdfunded which only goes to show that their growth and success is a direct result of them making content that people not only enjoy but also want to support. Noclip is obviously very good at making game dev docs but their especially good at highlighting the people behind the games and putting a human touch to the products that attract such large player bases.
Noclip also does something very interesting that not many other doc channels do, if any really for that matter and that's production classes. Noclip release videos not only about games and the stories behind them but also videos about the way they film and edit their docs. This is a fascinating and excellent move by the channel. One which I greatly appreciate as not only a game dev but someone with an interest in video production.
Gameumentary make game dev docs about games that are not only blockbusters but also games from developers that don't get the attention they deserve. Gameumentary doc about The Deep End Games and their game Perception was what lead me to discover and eventually play the game. One which was one of the most interesting and entertaining games I've played in a long time, with a very interesting game mechanic.
Gameumentary not only make game docs but also do interviews with various developers about various topics affecting the game dev industry. Gameumentary have been gaining popularity and growing quite quickly and I for one hope it continues as I'm looking forward to seeing what they make next.
Until next time!