There are plenty of amazing folks out there to follow in every field on every platform, but I don’t know them all, not have the time to talk about them! (Incidentally it’s hard to also watch Netflix on the side while typing on a mechanical keyboard, too loud) Anyways, onward! These will be pretty short because 1) I’m bad at this and 2) There’s only finite space available (There isn’t, I’m just bad at this). Without further ado, I give you a list:
Natalie is super awesome, so awesome in fact, that she was recognised in GamesIndustry 100 in 2018 list. Natalie makes awesome games which you can find on her itch.io page and has a Patreon if that’s your thing. She talk’s a lot about games but is also fairly light hearted and fun.
Barry likes shooters. Barry also likes to chase the odd high score, or so I’ve been told. He’s told me that I’m the only person to have finished the demo for his latest game Thrunt XL and I believe him. Barry’s a pretty down to Earth bloke who likes to talk games and streams as well as devs.
Lover of cats and variety streamer Jemma is super cool. Unfortunately for me she’s in Australia which means timezones which means I don’t get to catch her streams much, but when I do they’re always fantastic! If I ever get around to making an actual game I’ll be sending her a key as soon as I can generate one!
Craig Perko @craigperko
Craig is a really cool, chill dev. He’s working on a game called The Galactic Line, and a few other projects along the way too. Not only that but he streams dev and has a lot of interesting stuff to say about games and things in general.
Yunitex is a cool Irish streamer, and not only does she stream in English, but also does some streams in our Irish language, or ‘as Gailge’ as we would say. Incidentally I don’t speak the language but that is a whole other (sad) story. She also talks a bit of Irish politics and generally likes to have a bit of craic.
Keith Evans @KaynSD
Keith is a really lovely guy, and I really like the way a lot of his tweets seem like he’s just thinking out loud, and we get the privilege of hearing what’s going on in his head. He’s working on an interesting non deterministic proceduraly generated game using koch curves (I hope I got all of that right), and you guessed it, he streams dev too! Well worth checking out his streams if you like watching dev happen.
Katie Aidley @katiesgamecrner
You know what? I don’t think Katie streams (I could be wrong, I an not good at paying attention when I should). But she does blog about a favourite pass-time of mine: boardgaming! Support Katie’s Patreon because supporting cool and interesting people is important!
Xavier Nelson Jr @WritNelson
Xavier is super cool and responsible for such things as the #BillyOceanGame at GDC 2018 as well as doing writing for Hypnospace Outlaw and PCGamer. I really liked his recent piece on Deus Ex and his piece on honouring loved ones in games. He’s also an endearingly positive and very likable chap.
CT Toth @IAmCJToth
CJ is writing, and writing and writing. I’ve read some of that writing, heck, I even own some of that writing, and for what it’s worth, I enjoy that writing. She also blogs, and a lot more regularly than me (I should fix that). I’m looking forward to her next game, known as The Fall, even though I know nothing about it!
Joost Kivits @Joost_Kivits
Joost (Pronaunced Yoast) runs Beggar Studios, and is working on a game called A Beggar’s End, and RPG set in a magical desert. We stream Divinity: Original Sin 2 together with the HyperGauntlet developer himself, Nick Udell. Joost is a really cool guy and great fun to stream with, even if I did ‘accidentally’ set him on fire on more than one occasion.
Seems to be a lot of streamers here, or is everyone just streaming these days? Heck, even I stream from time to time! As always if you don’t see your name here, it’s not because I don’t think you’re awesome, it’s because I don’t have the time or ability to list so many great folks! If you want to find more cool people to follow you can check out my previous follow Friday posts: #FF and #FF2.