YouTuber Videogamedunkey has announced a new indie game publisher known as BIGMODE. The indie scene is growing in gaming with platforms offering more visibility to creators. Of course, the Xbox 360 had a whole section for indie games, but many of them were pretty barebones and lacked any distinguishing features, except for a few. Over time, Xbox and PlayStation have tried to work more closely with indie developers to highlight their work and bring some of the most promising games to these consoles. Indies are now taken more seriously, and the craftsmanship sometimes shows that even a small team can make something worthy of game of the year.
To help indie games find their audience, YouTuber Jason ‘Videogamedunkey’ Gastrow and his wife Leah started indie. A game publisher known as BIGMODE. The publisher’s goal is to support original, fun, and quality indie games, and they provide funding, merchandising, PR, development support, and more. can help with The BIGMODE website also mentions that it will not support games with cryptocurrency, NFT or blockchain features. The site also includes space for networking, allowing those in the gaming industry to engage with BIGMODE’s efforts. At the moment, BIGMODE has not announced any projects, but it’s likely that given Videogamedunkey’s capabilities, the publisher will have plenty of opportunities in the coming weeks. The creator posted a video on YouTube detailing his reasons for creating the publisher, noting that he doesn’t want anyone to have creative control over his games.
For now, it remains to be seen what will come from this publisher. Will BIGMODE publish the next big indie game? Who knows! However, it’s exciting to see someone using their platform in such a powerful and positive way. Videogamedunkey seems to be a big believer in indie games, so he’ll no doubt be keeping an eye on interesting projects.
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