Announcement

Back To Normal

Since it seems like I should be able to finish up Crystal Towers 2 in two or possibly three more streams the weekly schedule is going back to normal. In other words, you can expect a new article preview and a video later today!

Scheduling Change This Week!

The schedule for this week is going to be different from usual. To start with, the full article for Monsterland will be arriving on Monday, though there will also be the normal 8:00 stream on Monday too. However, the rest of this week is going to also be dedicated to streaming a game called Crystal Towers 2.

Basically, Crystal Towers 2 is a game I have been wanting to write about for a while, but it’s also been a few years since the last time I played it so I would need to play through it again to be able to accurately write about it, especially since the current version has actually been updated in some substantial ways from the older version I played. On top of this, the game itself is rather long and will likely take somewhere around 20 hours to finish, if not longer, and I simply don’t have the time to go through it while also finding and writing about other obscure indie games. So, starting from Tuesday I’ll be focusing on providing a multi-hour stream of Crystal Towers 2 until I finish it. I can’t provide an exact date range for these streams since I’m not sure of exactly how long it will take to finish the game, but I’m estimating that the final stream will take place on either Saturday or Sunday.

Sorry, Got Sick

Well, I haven’t been feeling particularly great all week, but as of today I think I can safely say that I’ve caught something. I doubt it’s anything serious, but it’s been difficult to focus on writing for more than short bursts at a time so progress on the current article has been moving at a frustratingly glacial pace. With that said, I’m planning to take a complete break from streaming until next Monday and focus on finishing the full article on Touhou – Wandering Souls at some point this week, though as of right now I can’t give an exact date. As I won’t be writing much this week, I’ll try to get some more videos edited and uploaded and I might write a smaller article for the weekend depending on how things go. I plan to have the schedule completely back to normal by the start of next week, but for now I am going to focus on taking things slow so I can get better as soon as possible; I’d rather have this week’s schedule be messy while still producing good content over trying to stick to the schedule at the cost of quality.

Possible Easter Delays

Hey everyone, I just want to let you know in advance that Easter preparations might get in the way of this weekend’s schedule. With any luck I’ll still be able to stream on Saturday and have a full article up at some point on Sunday, but the article might end up getting delayed by a day or two.

Streams and Additional Videos

UPDATE: I have decided to swap the schedule for Wednesday and Thursday. This means that there will be a stream on Wednesday and a full article on Thursday.

I’ve been making additional videos for many of the games covered on Indie Overlook for a long time, but I’ve kept them on YouTube without adding them to this site. That’s soon going to change as over the next few days I will be adding these to a new section of the site dedicated to videos. I have also been streaming games on Twitch since long before the launch of Indie Overlook, but I am now going to be streaming in a more official sense for the site and have already done so this past weekend, streaming Sand and Rust and Hollow Knight on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Stream recordings will also be available on Indie Overlook alongside the other videos, but videos which are not explicitly stream recordings will still not have commentary as I think it can be important to have videos out there where the games are better able to ‘speak for themselves’ without the atmosphere being broken by commentary.

I’m still experimenting with the exact schedule for the streams (and my decision to stream on both Saturday and Sunday this time around means the full article for Sand and Rust is going to be delayed until Monday afternoon), so the exact time and days of the week during which these streams will occur is definitely not set in stone at the moment, but I do plan to have three streams per week. Most of these streams will likely be for the specific game which is being covered, though they will also include streams of previously covered games and ones which I plan to cover in the future (ex: Hollow Knight). Currently, this is how the schedule looks:

Monday: Stream
Tuesday: Video + Basic Article
Wednesday: Full Article
Thursday: Stream
Friday: Video + Basic Article
Saturday: Stream
Sunday: Full Article

This schedule would result in new content being released every day of the week for Indie Overlook (streams will be occurring in the evening and may be broken up into multiple videos, so you’ll need to go to Twitch to see the full stream on the day for which it is scheduled). There’s a good chance that Wednesday and Thursday activities will be swapped to match the schedule for Friday through Sunday, but this is the plan for now and I’ll make another update if it changes. And yes, this also means that both the full article for Sand and Rust and a stream will be coming up on Monday!