Hello everyone, we're coming to you today to announce a little project/program that I've been thinking about for quite a long time after seeing some complaints and queries on the community blogs.
People want to learn how to become popular on BYOND, and you don't need to wonder why if you look around at BYOND. Everything's constantly changing. Games are becoming more and more professional looking. The language and libraries are becoming stronger and easier to use.
But what are you, the developer, supposed to do once you've completed your large project and claim to fame? You've got to get your name out into the community!
But how would you go about doing that, you ask me. There are tons of ways to get this done, and this is only but another option which can be very helpful for beginning developers who haven't created a name for themselves yet. You can use the BYONDcast Video Forge to get your name out there to an already established community.
It's really simple to do, you simply contact me either through email, msn, skype, or byond pager and tell me you're interested in being a part of the Video Forge program. You can do pretty much whatever you want as long as it pertains to BYOND in some way. Tutorials, gameplays, reviews, casual chat, showing off your game, livestreams, contests, tournaments, pretty much anything you'd like to post!
After you gain my trust (which is pretty easy as long as I haven't had problems with you in the past) you'll be able to submit content without a BYONDcaster's approval. And then you're basically a BYONDcaster and you put your name on every article, video or event that you create! Easy popularity!
There are only a few things that are needed when applying for the Video Forge program listed below. If you're unsure about any of them, feel free to ask in the comment section below.
* Does not apply to article writers/arranging events.
#1: You need a microphone of average quality.*
#2: You need audio/video recording software.*
#3: You need to be able to type in complete sentences with proper punctuation.
#4: I don't expect a ton out of your video quality, as long as your audio quality is good and people can tell what's going on in the video without difficulty I won't deny you.*
#5: You must have some form of contact that you can provide me with. Skype or MSN is preferred.
#6: If you decide to contribute content on a schedule, try to continue with that schedule.
#7: Despite being a fairly open and freely-run blog, we do have standards.
Feel free to split off from the BYONDcast Video Forge at any time, transfer your content to your own blog and begin building your own separate community as the BYONDcast did from BYOND Journalism. We're just glad that you've been recognized for your hard work! (:
Good luck, and happy community-building!