A few months ago i was on Twitch.tv and found a user named Under the garden working on their game under the garden. They livestreamed pretty much all day every day. It was the best thing to watch but out of no where they just kind of stopped. I was wondering if anyone knew of any livestreams similar to this.
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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:31 PM
This type of thing is not popular, and I don't think it ever will be. Game development is not fast paced, and it sure isn't exciting to watch. Games are pretty entertaining to watch depending on who does them, but game development? I can understand a "behind the scenes" livestream where you just wing it for two hours and show the most exciting things you have been doing, but no one would want to watch you find out why the transparency in your .png assets is crashing your software for an hour straight, and I seriously doubt someone could entertain with their personality for that long.
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Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:46 PM
Yeah, sometimes development is downright tedious and boring, especially if you're not intimately familiar with what the person is working on.
What might be more interesting is seeing video of how someone debugs a specific complex problem. I've realized that some developers don't really have much in terms of debugging skills, since it isn't something that is really taught anywhere, and such videos may help them learn how to attack certain problems.
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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:45 AM
I like dev Vlogs. Dev livestreams seem like they would be boring.
The one alternative I could see would be like a live dev vlog, where they already have an idea of what they're doing/talking about or they are doing a kind of video ama while they are doing it.
As a developer, I could see why someone might want to do it; it can be kind of lonesome/boring just working by yourself. I can also see why you might not want to; first impressions can really screw your game.
I don't know anybody else who does similar stuff though.