“I understand what kind of ideas always work” *shows a grapple hook* accurate
Big mode now only publishes souls likes 😂
"and which never work" shows shitty crafting accurate
"I played 69 MORE Bigmode Souls-Likes you've _definitely_ heard of" PS I really like your Displates, they remind me of the Super Mario RPG character renders that filled up the old Player's Guide and that I've always loved so much
As someone who works in publishing, I wish you the best. There's so many excellent games we end up not funding because it's not "company policy" or not "profitable". I hope some of those end up seeing the light of day regardless of the label, so seeing a new player in the indie publishing scene makes me hopeful Good luck Dunkey ! Hopefully you have surrounded yourself with people that can support you in this endeavour.
Those games you reject, send them towards Bigmode. Ez Clap
Hello there, I wanted to start an indie game publishing company too, is there a way I could reach you. I have some questions I'd like to ask please 🙏
This is god damned fantastic. I love the idea of a real fan running a publishing company. I wish you guys nothing but the best.
@van truong thi Yep
Hey man watch the blasphemy I care about you and want you to live forever in paradise. Do all things for the Glory of God.
His mother knew what she was doing when she named him Videogame
She would have preferred a book publishing company
His family was all put to work as donkeys and his mother had to disguise him as a videogame youtuber to keep him out of harms way
@HarmonyMLGomg that's a classic reference
If Dunkey really likes a game there is usually a 90% chance I'm going to buy it. He really has a good eye for great games that are indie.
It’s a 90% chance it’s super Mario brothers 2
@Jaguar knack 2 babyyyyyyyy
Dunkey is the sole reason I bought Enter The Gungeon and Hollow Knight, that is how I understood he really wasn't like the rest of the critics.
Dunkey reccomended Freedom Planet on twitter when Sonic Mania got delayed on PC as a means of compensation (needless to say its very Sonic like but with more emphasis on combat). That came out in 2014. Freedom Planet 2 came out 2 months ago and its arguably better than the first game. I'm bringing this up cause Freedom Planet as a whole is VERY underrated...like omg the physics and art have so much work put into them! It was basically Sonic Mania before Sonic Mania was a thing! That and it technically has the dunkey seal of approval (not enough to make it into a video but still) so you should at least see if its your thing if this comment got your interest! lol :P
So hype for the Kill Butt series! Paul Creenis is such a talented dev
deep cut 😂😂
If the first game is a turn based farming sim, this will be Dunkey’s greatest joke yet.
A farming sim? That sounds like a good idea for a game, nintendo should publish like 1 or 20 games like that
isnt that just Civ? lol
Despite watching lots of his vids over the years. I don't get it?
Ladies and gentlemen, we are about to see the first Dunkey type game
It's very strand like in that sense
Thanks George Washington
Sent in my portfolio. Hearing about your creative journey inspired me to make shit, and as a result, I see myself getting better all the time, honing more and more into my creative voice. Whether this is my time or this is my rejection letter phase, a bigmode thank you goes out to you, mista dunk.
Can't wait to see what you're cooking up
Did you ever hear back?
It feels as though everything touched by Dunkey gets enriched, and/ or enjoyable to some extent, and I am so happy to see this announcement. The man is clearly Midas's descendant churning out gold standard quality. I very much look forward to an era of "BIGMODE PUBLISHED GAMES" and all the positivity it shall bring starting from the both of you.
Dunkey, I really hope this reaches you somehow. I'm the lead game developer in a team of my friends. I love the idea of your company and as a longtime fan since your league days, I've always been blown away at your ability to analyze the design of games and break down their strengths and weaknesses. I think we would really benefit from your input and would hope to earn your seal of approval for our initial release. Please let me know if you'll consider letting us pitch you.
Update: Sent an email to the company contact address. Probably a better way to reach out haha.
@Devin Did you hear back? :)
@Devin Did you hear back?
@Jlu Hey guys :) Sorry for not updating sooner, I didn't hear back yet. I kind of knew it was a longshot but it was too cool an opportunity not to shoot our shot!
I love to see Dunkey use his influence to make an impact on the world he loves rather than complain about its direction. I hope to be involved, but regardless I'll be rooting for BIGMODE every step of the way. Keep it real!
It is heart-warming to see the inspiring stories of people that walk out of League of Legends. Thank you, Dunkey
Thank you my caasin. Welcome, we should go bowling with Niko.
@Another Person From Norfolk he would not play that garbage. He said he only plays good games.
Did somebody order a Zhanya’s Pizza?
Dunkey showed the world that not all LoL players are a lost cause and that rehabilitation is entirely possible
You're going to be the best thing that happened to the publishing industry in years. Whatever happens, that will always be true, even if the people in the industry don't realise it.
I just legitimately love Dunkey, he really cares about the industry and I believe he can achieve something great with Big Mode.
This gives me hope for this industry, and I hope you guys succeed.
Dunkey, as long as you stay authentic to your own brand, you’re going to do great. Best of luck to you.
My dude I cannot imagine how much of a move and commitment this is to you guys. I admire your bravery and wish you luck.
This is so goddamn cool, fuckin bravo man. Can't wait to see Big Mode come out with KNACK 3 BAYBEEEEE. -B
Fancy to see you guys here! Big fan
hello OSP how are you today
Pleasantly surprised to see Blue here
I never knew OSP was a dunkey fan! But it makes sense that people with such great taste and insightful ideas would flock together
100% Agree with you and have felt the exact same way for years. 90% of what they toss out these days, especially from AAA developers is cash-grabbing garbage. Indy games is where it's at, but many don't get the attention they deserve. Hopefully you and your company change that.. Good luck!
Donkey I don’t know what you’ve done to me but you’ve awoken this inner determination to finally use this creativity I’ve held inside myself all my life and start grinding out something for once. It’ll be awhile but I will be coming to you first man wether you like it or not. You are an inspiration and what you’re doing I hope not only has effected me to do something for once about my dreams. Thank you
Dunkey has remained my favorite game centered ID-tvr for years and he just keeps delivering. Thanks, man. You really are legendary
I love hearing stories about how Devolver Digital were just a handful of people working from home mostly getting to know developers remotely while having no offfices or corporate bs to worry about. Dunkey has social media presence and a platform to advertise games through already, I sincerely hope this works out well since it will feel a hell of a lot better for someone who knows games over the usual AAA publisher that only know business and couldn't care less if the game were good as long as it makes money.
I love this, I remember laughing my ass off watching my boi dunkey when he only had a couple thousand views, glad to see your finally getting the recognition you deserve bayyybee
This is incredibly cool dunk, I'm excited to see where this goes!
Dude I can’t wait
Hold on, ain’t you Nathaniel B
Am I early to a Nathaniel B comment
ain’t you Nathaniel B
I love you for using your resources and platform to do something like this. I hope this inspires other content creators who have gained a surplus of money to do something like this as well or at least invest into others who are.
Been following you since your Cho Graph video. I'm usually pretty cynical when it comes to anything business related, but if you say you're gonna do something I believe it. Best of luck to you and Leah. Show em what a real donkey can do.
I always felt like ID-tv didn’t reward content creators enough for the quality of content; only the quantity watched. It’s good to see you build this on the respect you’ve earned from your viewers. Good luck mate - can’t wait to see what drops first.
Amount of sheer awesome positivity oozing from this announcement made me smile all over.
This is some of the most exciting news I have seen all year. Thank you dunkey
I can't believe the guy who has the world record on Bowser's Big Bean Burrito is making his own games company!!! Will any of us even be able to beat them?
Nope, not a chance
"Publishing company". It's more like Steam, but for Indie developers.
Not making... publishing. Like devolver digital. They just make money on other people's work
There are few people that I can think of who are as passionate, and as qualified to evaluate, support, and guide indie titles to success as videogamedunkey.
As someone who's been playing videogames since childhood and who's recently starting to learn how to make games, this is super exciting. It's very difficult finding a company to help you these days. I'm hoping to work together some day 😁
As someone in the industry, I do think you underestimate how difficult it is to make great games. But im also super interested in seeing what you help release.
The thing is he isnt trying to make any games, people seem to miss that he keeps saying "publisher" so his main contribution will be money so the developers can fund their indie projects, he clearly wants some say in the project but I imagine that's to keep out crap mechanics and gattcha schemes. so his lack of development is only as much a hindrance if he is issitant on implementation of a feature that doesnt fit in the game it is in.
@Godzilla The problem is that being passionate is one thing. Being good at the job is the next one. You can have a group of passionate developers, but if none of them are able to actually do what they imagine, then passion won't bring you anywhere. And then starts the problem. The passionate developers weren't able to meet a deadline even if it was really loosely set. They still missed it. Are you still funding the game? Are you still funding the passion not knowing if they can actually deliver what they want? Pump in more money when you could use that money to finance other developers? These will be the problems that they are facing. And the main issue with Dunkey's initial video is that everyone on the other side is just waiting for the one moment. "Game gets delayed for the 3rd time", "Developers being released without finishing their game" or "Released game isn't fully finished and is missing features".
@Dr. Modie I mean I would hope he is prepared for that, if not he will learn I'm sure he is gonna slip up fron time to time as well, but honestly if dunkey fails then the game industry stay the same and we dont lose anything, but if he succeeds we all win. So either way I support it cuz I have nothing to lose.
I was hesitant to click on this because I thought it was going to be a parody you were making but someone said you actually were doing it so here I am, and I am extremely happy for you, and Leah to be doing this. I'm so excited. The moment I can figure out how to find, and follow you as a Publisher on Steam I will do it. For now I will just bookmark, and check the site every so often.
Dunkey, my life's situation is partially to blame for this,, but I legit welled up while watching this video. Thanks for being such a wholesome content creator I can always fall back on
I hope things get better for you ❤️
i appreciate anyone who commits time, dedication and resources to the future and betterment of the industry. as a game developer myself, thank you dunkey for using your platform in this way.
Quite based good sir.
I've been watching your channel for a little over ten years now. Thanks for all the laughs and informative content. You really have a gift for highlighting great indie games. I wish you and Leah the best of success.
I just started watching your videos again recently since I've found myself playing games again, and you've already inspired me with those. See you do this is furthering that inspiration even more. Thanks for being around all these years dude, I'm hyped to see how huge this is going to get.
After being a big fan of your content for a long time, It's wonderful to see that you are willing to use your talents to bring great indie games into the spotlight. I feel like there is no better person to do it. Best of luck!
Can’t wait to see what you guys fund and publish…need more people like you funding indie companies who love their games instead of these dog shit yearly titles that aren’t even finished on release
I'm so on board for this. I'll be playing *all* of Dunkey's published videos. All the detractors are confusing development with publishing. Dunk, as an indie publisher, just has to see what developer's have already got and decide whether it's good or not. This is gonna be sick for consumers. He's right 100%
Dunkey once again proving he’s a genius making a Frog Type Indie Game Company ahead of all the Frog Type Games on the horizon!
Wow, I didn't make that connection till now. Frogs are too powerful this year.
I know who I want publishing Frog Fractions 3
Finally, someone that can explain to me the difference between frog type and strand type games!
Now I just need him to invest in my totally new franchise I call "frogger" You guys are gonna love literally never been done.
I'm super happy for you Dunk ! Best wishes for you and excited to see the future of Bigmode !!!
The Indie videogame industry just got much better. Best of luck Dunkey and Leah. I know you'll knock it out of the park.
Dunkey thank you for making ID-tv videos that actually matter and entertain. I've watched every single one and you have shown me so many games I would not know about
Hey dunkey, long time watcher, semi first time commentor. Just wanted to say you're a shining light in the world of soulless social media and I wish you nothing but the absolute best in your campaign! I'm always rooting for you BABBBYYYYYY
LET'S GO, DUNKEY! Absolutely legendary. Can't believe I hadn't heard about this yet. Absolutely fantastic.
I've never wanted a company to succeed so badly. And I used to own a company.
I've never seen a comment have so many layers before. What was the type of company if you don't mind me asking?
bro you should believe in you more
"used to own" :D
guess that's why you don't got a company no more
Was it a beer company?
We believe in you dunk!! You’ve got a great fan base backing you I really think you can do this.
Insanely impressed! What an amazing undertaking. I can’t wait to see games come out of Big Mode that are elevated to the next level. Go get ‘em Dunkey!!
So pumped to see how well this turns out for everyone involved! Love you guys
Dunkey continues to be the most underappreciated youtuber, no amount of praise will ever be enough
I can always count on Dunkey, Lyle and Yahtzee to say what needs to be said about the gaming industry.
Big Mode has not released a single bad game yet. Truely the best gaming company of all time
i love you
To this day not a single bad game has been published by them
Love you Dunkey, may the force be with you
In all seriousness this is exciting and I wish more people were behind dunkeys decision to make this step. If anyone should have an indie game company it's him
This will be a blessing to indie game developers. I think theres no one better qualified to judge and find potential great games than someone who has a true passion for gaming and had been playing them for years. I've watching the channel for almost 10 years (probably xD) and cant wait to see Big Mode succeed and help passionate developers. Good luck!
I've been a fan for so many years, I wish from the bottom of my heart that you succeed, I am so proud of both of you good luck dunkey
Dunkey you are the undisputed king of video games, and your also gonna be a publishing king! Good luck!
That warcraft 3 tower defense clip sent me a nostalgia trip. Can't wait to see what you guys publish!
Frozen throne customs maaaapppssssss
came here to say this, thats line tower wars i think
Yea no kidding haha I did a double take and had to rewind just to make sure. Wintermaul anyone? 😂
Same here too. Honestly that was the good ‘ol time. And you know he his speaking the truth when he says « and the one that need to come back ». We need Warcraft TD back !!!
Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne was just the peak of gaming. Wish I could go back to those days
This is a strong statement and promise. Be the light for us in a dark world. Always include your heart and never lead us astray. Thank you, Dunkey.
I hope both of you the best! I've seen many great indie games get drowned under the sea of games of questionable quality. We need more publishers who actually like games.
I hadn't heard of you before seeing the latest Jimquisition. I'll definitely check out your videos, and I wish you and Leah all the best with Bigmode.
Oh please do! Dunkey's one of the good ones.
Very excited about this. May be some of the best news in the industry in years. Ive always looked to Dunky for real reviews on games and games worth playing that i may not have heard about. To know that hes activley going to be helping bring great games to fruition is something i think all gamers should be excited about.
I’m glad that dunkey is finally living his dream to bring Killbutt 7 to the masses
I've been so deep into dunkey's lore that I can no longer tell if this is an actual announcement or a satire for tech startup company
I'm still not sure
@apophenic me too
It's real. They setup a Twitter and a website to go with it.
It must be true, this video has 0 dislikes
@apophenic it’s obviously real
This is so great. I wish you both the best of luck in this endeavor. You’re my favorite gamers 🎉
Can't wait to see where this goes! Definitely trust Dunkey's passion for video games and commitment to quality. I think the biggest challenge will be learning how to distance himself as a publisher from his own personal preferences; being able to judge when he won't like a game, but see that it'll be that "something special" for a lot of other people, or vice versa. I agree with Charlie that a lot will hinge on the 1st game Bigmode publishes, but I think its other greatest test would be to publish a JRPG-style game at some point. This would let him send a message of what most JRPGs are doing wrong by show people what one done "right" can be, as well as win over the demographic that's currently his biggest detractors.
Congratulations Jason it's been a long road but you've done it. Happy with you and your endeavors best of luck you and Leah
I really hope this works out, then we’ll have competition in the game publishing market, forcing soulless publishers to really put the work required to bring out the really good stuff
So so happy for you, Leah, and Bigmode. Can't wait to see what comes!
"Please note: We are not accepting any games that use NFTs, crypto or blockchain." Praise dunkey, such an excellent move. I can't wait to see what gets published xx
How sad that the basics are seen as something so strange
He should expand that to include loot boxes and microtransactions.
@Johnnysaurus04 based on what?
I'm so proud of you guys ❤❤❤ I hope you try and make it reasonably affordable so all can enjoy it 😊
I actually have SOOO much faith in Dunkey’s taste and I’m really excited to see where this could go.
I love Xenoblade, and I love Dunkey. If a person can make those two world come together, so can Dunkey in connecting all those aspiring creators out there. Composers, writers, artists, programmers, etc. they all need just somewhere and someway to connect with each other. Blessings to you and Leah!
When I saw the title of this video pop up on my notifications, I figured it was a joke, or it would be a thought exercise, or a theme of the video somehow. A month later finally had time to catch up on some Dunkey and now beyond thrilled to find out it is a real announcement!! Your vids are outstanding, love your feel for the industry and your honesty, & can’t wait to see what you guys can do in this new venture! Count me in as a supporter, best of luck!
I think it’s fucking cool to get involved on this level. Thanks for the LOL’s over the months I’ve been a sub and best of luck as a publisher!
Best of luck. With huge corporations swallowing up all of the studios these days, I feel that this is something truly necessary for continued progress. Looking forward to seeing how it plays out!
big mode is gonna be bought by xbox
That’s too many words I’m not reading that
Go bigmode WOOOO!!!
The bright side is, the more that those small studios get eaten up, the more that the *employees* who want to actually make indie games and not work for a megacorp subsidiary will become available.
Swallowing up long gone studios. Time for new
Thank you for taking a stand by using you platform against the greed plight of the video game industry. It is truly sad to see so many developers create garbage because they know it will sell to a certain demographic that doesn't know any better.
I had been out of the loop for a while didn’t know you were doing this Dunkey but this is awesome! I’ll support any game with your seal of approval
I heard about Big Mode via the Jimquisition's video and was worried about the comment section, but I'm happy to see that there's actually a lot of love. Good luck Dunkey! I believe in you two making the choices you think is best. Good luck also, games industry can be tough to work in, but you'll never know if you don't try!
I hope this is legit and not some joke I missed the memo for. Because damn if their was ever a publisher I'd trust to bring me good indie games it be you two
All the best to you Dunkey. Hope this works out. Looking forward to see what you do. Obviously being a publisher is leagues and leagues different than making youtube videos, but a lot of publishing companies are run by people that have no clue what goes into making video games. So as long as he goes about this the right way, I don't se why he could not make this work. Not to mention having a big following on youtube will help in the promotions. Time will tell. Again all the best dude!
holy shit a Dunkey gaming company is an absolute dream. I'll forever be grateful to Dunkey for introducing me to incredible indie games (i.e Enter the Gungeon, Celeste, and Hollow Knight).
I legit have 250 hours in Enter the Gungeon, partly because of Dunkey's video. That's a lot for a full time worker, father, and writer.
Thing long me no read
I am so for this, remember the days when studies were small,had more control and made some of the best most innovative games ever I would love to see that again...Good Luck!
Dunkey sincerely makes me proud to love video games as much as I do
I love your mission statement. I truly hope y’all find success!!!🎉🎉
This is just such a great video. It really delves deep into the mechanics and know how of rocket league.
Wish you guys the best in this endeavor! It’s been a pleasure watching your growth over the years man … I’m callin papa john’s
it really makes you feel like you're actually a Publishing Company
Dunkey really is the ID-tvr ever
That time when he said "it's bigmode time" I was losing myself. Literally one of the most game developers ever...
@adsaa shutup with the morbius jokes
ign gotta hire this man
@Big Chunky But.. but we need validation from repeating overused phrases to compensate for the lack of critical thinking. How else are we supposed to get our dopamine kick ? 😫😫😫 * anxiety overload * 😫😫😫
If I ever get my ideas out in practice, Bigmode sounds like the perfect publisher for me. Bigmode is such a wonderful concept and I wish you the best of luck with it, I hope to be a part of it one day.
makes me miss people like Iwata that believed wholeheartedly in the creative power of video games, and only ever sought to make them more than just entertainment. I hope that you can make him proud.
A fresh start is exactly what the gaming industry needs, and who better to do it than Dunkey? Best of luck to you and Leah! To BIGMODE!
I am thrilled and actually genuinely *_very_* happy for Jason, Leah and the whole community as well - BUT - also very disappointed that the company name isn't BEEGMODE.
I love this idea! I just heard about the unfortunate twitter backlash. Just know that your real fans support you whole heartedly! ❤️
This man went from shitposting on Newgrounds to becoming an indie publisher, this truly is only accomplished by someone like Dunkey
we all have to start somewhere
I give this guy, a 5/5
dunkey is a true chad
Except for The Behemoth...
Hey Dunk:) I think that's a wonderful idea and I wish you, your wife and your little company the best of successes. My brother told me a bunch of Twitter people didn't like it: fuck them. I'm looking to start working in video games and I'll definitely be contacting you:) My best.
I wish you and Leah the very best and look forward to what titles you have an impact in!
Tower defense games definitely need a come back!! Those flash TDs were some of the first that got me into gaming all those years ago... BTD is great but someoje else come and snag that marketshare!!