First of all, I really do want to apologize for not releasing new articles and streaming on schedule lately. I’ve had a few things I needed to focus on unrelated to Indie Overlook and I haven’t had much time to play, let alone write about, more indie games; I’d rather get off schedule than release subpar content on time. Though I can’t give a solid date as to when the schedule will get back to normal, it will probably be in a week or two. Until then, I’ll be releasing articles and streaming (I always send out stream announcements on Twitter) whenever I can.
With the Steam Summer Sale currently in full swing, this seems like the perfect time to introduce a new feature for Indie Overlook, First Impressions. I’ve been wanting to add something like this in for a while so I’m really excited about this. First Impressions will be short articles based entirely on the first ~30 minutes (~60 for RPG’s) of gameplay with accompanying videos showing my experience during those 30 minutes.
Unlike with most other articles, the games on display here are going to range quite a bit in quality since, after all, I’m going into these games blind and any game I choose for a First Impression will get an article written about it regardless of how good or bad it ends up being. There’s generally going to be a harsher tone to both the videos and the articles as well in part because of the wide quality range and in part because I’ll be speaking and writing about a very specific, small part of the game without having experienced in it full.
First Impressions will be located in the Extras section for now, but they’ll likely get their own section once there are a decent number of them. I plan to make a Gaming Grab Bag stream every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday in which I play through three or four games for 30 minutes each for the duration of the Steam Summer Sale. Every day that isn’t a stream day will be dedicated to writing one or two First Impression articles for the games shown off in these streams until I’ve covered all of them.
Last, but by no means least, I want to stress that these really are first impressions. Seemingly good games may wear thin later on and games which get off to rough starts may turn out to be great once they get going. These are by no means judgements upon each game as a whole. Nevertheless, good first impressions are important, even for video games, and I hope these articles prove to be both fun and informative for everyone who reads them.
Well, things are back to normal and back on schedule starting today! This means that I’ll be continuing my ongoing ‘random classes + highest difficulty’ run of Alvora Tactics starting at 8:30 EST tonight over on my Twitch channel!
Likewise, the schedule for the rest of the week looks like this:
Tuesday: Article Preview
Thursday: Full Article
Friday: Article Preview
Sunday: Full Article
I usually start all streams between 8:00 and 8:30 EST and I always announce them on my Twitter page.
Hey everyone, I’m not going to have access to my main computer for a little over a week since I won’t be home. I might write a mini article or two if I have time, but there definitely won’t be any main articles. I’ll try to get a stream or two in as well, though that depends a lot on how my schedule ends up and if my laptop can even handle streaming at this point since it’s rather old.
Since there won’t be an article this Sunday, I’m also changing today into a stream day, so you can expect a stream over at https://www.twitch.tv/seeric at 8:30 EST. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to getting back to writing about more overlooked indie games soon!
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!