Jason "Videogamedunkey" Gastrow, or Dunkey for short, is one of the most significant voices in online gaming. The veteran YouTuber has become famous for his unique brand of comedy, as well as his thoughtful video essays and critiques on games. With more than seven-million subscribers on his YouTube channel, and his videos consistently earning millions of views, he is one of the most popular people in the gaming community.
In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Dunkey has announced that he will expand his influence in the gaming sphere — launching a publishing company to support indie games by the name of Bigmode. The company claims to be "a unique & powerful way for great indie games to stand out in a crowded space, and our publishing contracts are designed to be the most developer-friendly possible!" In addition, Bigmode promises to provide developers standard services such as development support, funding, community management, quality assurance, and merchandising.
"Bigmode is indie publishing with purpose and passion, founded in 2022 by Videogamedunkey (aka Jason) and his wife Leah," the company's website reads. "Supporting games being made with substance, quality, creativity and fun in mind is extremely important to us! The indie game world can feel crowded or oversaturated, so our goal is to give great games a powerful way to stand out.
We love and deeply care about games, as well as artists and creatives in general. Bigmode is our way to foster and support those who are putting the effort and love into their projects to create the best they can— to give them the spotlight they deserve and see more of what we love in gaming."
Dunkey is known for having a history supporting indie games — often promoting them in many of his YouTube videos. Bigmode is currently accepting applications for games.
I write. I rap. I run. That’s pretty much it.