Indie Insights: Episode 43

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Indie Insights #43

Super Divernaut (Revisit)



Here we go again! Super Divernaut has been RESUBMITTED to us by Dustout Games. I always love it when a game is resubmitted to me, it gives me a chance to see what improvements have been made and if any of my feedback was taken. This is a top down shooter roguelike very similar to Binding of Isaac. It was already on the right path in terms of gameplay, but it needed some help in the interface, graphics and polish department. We’re going to take a closer look at these elements and see if anything’s been done to help this game along!

Seeders: The First Encounter


Yet another game that’s been RESUBMITTED! Seeders by Bigosaur is a physics platformer puzzler that we checked out back in April. While the game had alot of heart, it had a crippling slow pace, which the developer has told me he’s improved dramatically after my feedback! Since then, the game has gotten a full release on Steam, and I’m excited to see what changes have been made since my last playthrough to get this game out the door.

Rotating Squares of Death


Our last game of the night will be Rotating Squares of Death by series veteran Yokcos. Known for his games Intense Wizardry and Dodge, Yokcos has created a new minimal hardcore game which I can only describe as a “Murder Highsight Simulator”. Being the huge masochist that I am, I’m interested to see how a game that is literally about nothing but moving spinning squares can hold a player’s attention. We’ll be looking at what was done right with this game to engage the player, if there are enough mechanics to keep the game fresh each level, and what if anything else can be added!

Where/When?


The stream will take place on all the following channels at 8PM EST.
Twitch (Primary Chat Takes Place Here)
YouTube
Hitbox

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Of Patreon And Discord

This is a BIG week. With less than a week until Fallout 4 comes out and effectively takes over my life, I’ve decided now is the best time to make some additions to our little community.

Patreon

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First and foremost, I have a rather large announcement. This Friday, I will be launching my very own Patreon! I’ll be kicking this off with a special stream, where I will discuss and try to raise awareness of the campaign. For those who don’t know what Patreon is, it’s a way that the community, can help fund all the work I do, and get rewards while doing it. Through this funding, I’ll be able to create higher quality content and perhaps if I’m lucky I can make enough money to do this full time! This is going to be a major paradigm shift for me, and I’m really excited to see where it takes me.

Now I know what you’re thinking “But Highsight, I don’t want to pay to see you! I like you just the way you are.” and to you I say, “It’s cool baby. You’ve still got me all the same.” If you can’t afford to donate, that’s totally cool. I would greatly appreciate you helping to spread the word though! Clicking this link would be a great start! I’m only human, and I can’t predict what will come down the line, but I am going to promise you right here and right now that I have no intention of ever restricting content to only those who pay me on Patreon. Patreons are still going to get rewards, and access to a few extra goodies, but I am working hard to ensure that these rewards aren’t too OP. Here’s some examples of the rewards I’m planning:

  • Extra Discord Privlages (More on that below)
  • Your Name In My Video Credits
  • The Power To Pick Which Games I Stream
  • A Monthly Recording Of Me Saying Something in Whatever Voice You’d Like.
  • Private QA Sessions Of Your Game. Just You And Me Going Over My Thoughts On It via Skype!

I’m still working out the logistics of some other rewards, but that’s a taste of what can be expected. I am going to do everything I can to keep my vow of non-gated content, and if that ever changes, I insist you call me out on it. Over the past year or so I’ve found that there is no substitute for frank open honesty. If I am asked a question by you, my fans, I will be as real with you fine folks as I can. This is the ONLY way to run a proper channel, and it’s how I plan on acting for as long as you’ll have me.

I hope you will all do what you can to help support me through this endevor, whether it’s with money, or just plain spreading the word. My fate is in your hands. 🙂

Discord

Observant viewers may have noticed there’s something new in the sideboard. If you didn’t notice, here it is again!

“What the hell is that!?” you may be asking yourselves. This is Discord! Discord is a handy dandy new way for gamers to keep in touch with each other. Think of it is TeamSpeak and Skype had a baby, and then they put that baby up for free adoption, and then that baby graduated first in its class, went back to its parents and said “Mother, Father, I don’t need you, I’ve never needed you. You’ve done nothing but hold me back, and this is the last you’ll see of me.” that would be Discord.

Moving forward, any and all voice chatting I do will be done on Discord, and it’s absolutely the best way to bring our community together! Simply hit that “Connect” button and you’ll be in and ready to go with no installs and no hassle. Any and EVERYONE is welcome to use the voice channels for their own private gaming sessions with friends. I will be setting up special channels in the future that will ONLY be accessible for Patreon donators. Come on by and say hi! That’s about it for the major announcements. I’m looking forward to seeing all of you in Discord, and once again I want to thank you for your continued support.


Happy Gaming,

-Highsight

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