Popular YouTuber Dunkey (aka videogamedunkey) founded his own indie game publishing company, Bigmode.
the publisher aims to highlight independent projects and help them “stand out” from the crowd.
The videogamedunkey YouTube channel currently has more than 7 million subscribers. One of Dunkey’s latest videos, discussing recent GTA VI leaks, has garnered over 3.5 million views.
Announcing his new publishing project, Dunkey explained that he started Bigmode with his wife, Leah. “We are not just the face of the company. We are the company,” he said. “That’s our vision and our number one priority is to release some of the best games out there. I want Bigmode to be my seal of approval.
“For years I’ve always been looking for the best indie games and trying to do them fairly – putting millions of eyes on games that really deserve attention,” he continued. “Bigmode will be a harmonious continuation of my channel.” You can watch the full announcement clip above.
In a separate twist, Dunkey explained how his 11 years of experience on YouTube has seen him “appreciate and compliment the truly inspired works of art in this medium.”
Dunkey has launched the official Bigmode website and accompanying social media channels. The company is asking individual developers, teams and people with full games to contact each other.
“We can be involved at any stage, from launch to near completion,” it says on the website.
“We can also handle all your standard publishing needs: funding, development support, quality assurance of PR and community management, transfer and localization [and] merchandising. ” Bigmode does not accept pitches for titles based on NFT, cryptocurrency, or blockchain technology.