Dr Disrespect is starting a game studio so "mega influencers" can create their dream title

midian182

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WTF?! Guy "Dr Disrespect" Beahm, the famous, and often infamous, streamer is starting his own games studio and wants a studio head co-founder to get it up and running. Strangely, the company's plan is to partner with "mega influencers" to "launch their dream game."

The reveal came via a job posting on Beahm's Champion's Club website that reads: "Dr Disrespect in partnership with BoomTV is taking on the game industry by storm and incubating a new AA/AAA gaming studio that has a unique twist to it."

"The studio plans to forge a partnership with a select list of mega influencers and then work closely with them to launch their dream gaming title. Those gaming titles will either be incubated and developed OR partner/co develop with existing indie game developers and launched as mega titles."

Beahm does have experience in the world of game development. Before finding fame with his Dr Disrespect character, Beahm worked at Call of Duty dev Activision as a level designer.

The studio head position promises a competitive salary and very high equity. Candidates must have spent at least 5+ years as a producer in the PC / console game industry and have experience in developing and publishing AA+ or AAA games reaching at least 100k+ users.

Dr Disrespect was at the height of his fame when Twitch suddenly booted him from the platform last June. It came when many streamers and people within the tech industry were being accused of sexual abuse, harassment, or similar acts. When asked if his ban could be related to criminal or inappropriate behavior, Beahm said: "I'm just not interested in engaging that type of stuff." He still claims he doesn't know the exact reasons why he was terminated, and Twitch hasn't revealed why it ended his multi-million-dollar contract. He now streams on YouTube, where his channel boasts 3.4 million subscribers.

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Dimitriid

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This is...not a terrible idea: a lot of companies are not really taking advantage of the audiences some of the big influencer commands by limiting their scope just to marketing.

Well this is technically speaking, still marketing, but it is far more direct to just tap into those audiences directly by asking the influencers what they want to create vs just paying them to do "Raid, shadow legends!" ads that come across as insincere even to the most oblivious members.

It's a marketing campaign that wouldn't feel like a marketing campaign because you're allowing the guys with the audience some creative control to get an instant buy in and enthusiastic push. It could honestly work out the games would just need to be half way decent enough to back up some of those claims.
 

3volv3d

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I'm confused. Why is the world just trash.
Can't we be forward thinking.
Influencers aren't usually smart, nor are their audience.
Just my opinion that no one asked for
 

Bobbydpue

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I hope they can actually deliver a dream game, but I'm not that hopeful.

Star Citizen is supposed to be a dream game, but has been in development for nearly a decade.
 

havok585

Posts: 268   +120
I hope they can actually deliver a dream game, but I'm not that hopeful.

Star Citizen is supposed to be a dream game, but has been in development for nearly a decade.
Dont compare SC (player sponsored) with tripleA game studios that have billions to invest at the get-go... (I.e EA); also SC will not be just a game, if they pull it off.