YouTube is a big place. We only get to see the people who dominate the site constantly but that sometimes means we miss out.We mostly miss out on YouTube gaming channels that may make amazing content but don’t have enough exposure to fully flourish. We previously did highlight some gaming YouTube channels that might have gone under your radar. Here are 5 more!:
1. Mark Brown
This is a channel that I’ve only recently discovered and was blown away with just how great the content is. Essentially Mark Brown talks about game development the secrets behind some of the simplest things in gaming. A great example of this is his video on Mario’s jump, how it evolved through the years and the complexity behind it. His staple series A Game Maker’s Toolkit has other similar videos where he breaks down other nuances in videogames we just miss.
He also explains level design. The discussion on the level design usually goes into detail explaining why it was designed as such, how it changed and what was its intended purpose. He’ll explain the actual methodology game developers use to make their levels and really dig into the pros and cons of them. Really great stuff
2. Turbo Button
In the same vein as Mark Brown’s channel- Turbo Button is a channel that explains individual design philosophies in videogames.
Turbo Button is a gaming channel dedicated to explain level design, boss fight design in different games. His videos give viewers a good idea of how different game studios have their respective ideas when designing a level or a boss fight and implement those ideas. One of his other videos- one of my personal favorites is where he talks about Yoshiaki Koizumi (Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Mario Galaxy). In this video he explains some level design and then talks about Koizumi’s own philosophies when doing so. It is a semi biographical semi design video and is a great showcase for the rest of his content
3. The Gaming Historian
As the name might give away, The Gaming Historian is a YouTube gaming channel that recounts and writes into film the events of gaming’s long past. They go into length about the history and development of gaming consoles, games themselves, controllers and even peripherals. The amount of research and effort going into making this content is pretty visible when watching a video. My favorite video of theirs is the History of the D-Pad which shows just how much history something so little can can have in gaming.
4. Stop Skeletons from Fighting
Weird name aside, this channel is pretty entertaining. Run by Derrick and Grace, the run this YouTube gaming channel with love and it really shows! Each one of their videos is filled to the brim with their wonderful personalities. My favorite series from them is the Is It Really That Bad? series. They play games games that are notorious in the gaming sphere as bad games and actually see if they deserve the criticism. These videos are peppered with humorous and engaging commentary by Derrick and Grace. However, the channel started out way early in the game,2006 and was called the Happy Video Game Nerd as opposed to the Angry one.
5. Did You Know Gaming
Ok, using this channel might be cheating. But hear me out right, I am surprised by how many people who have an interest in gaming do not know of Did You Know Gaming. This is my go to channel for when I am bored and want to watch something interesting. It became popular as a videogame facts channel and still continues to release videos consistently. This channel has had a lot of influence on other YouTube gaming channels with its unique style and informative content. Just choose your favorite gaming franchise,gaming console or peripheral and write DYKG with it in the YouTube search bar and you’ll find an in depth video discussing unknown facts about it.
I find myself watching each and everyone of their videos, even if I don’t know what game is under discussion. This is also why I don’t have a favorite- they’re all my favorite!