Mon. Jun 17th, 2019

Noclip makes long-form gaming documentaries that break nearly every YouTube rule

Noclip makes long-form gaming documentaries that break nearly every YouTube rule

Noclip’s latest documentary, an hour-long exploration of the development of the popular spacefaring indie game Astroneer, doesn’t look like a normal YouTube video.

Its long runtime is matched with an appropriately meaty story. It starts with the formation of developer System Era Softworks, and it goes through Astroneer’s heady post-launch days when hundreds of thousands of copies were sold and big-name Twitch streamers picked up the game. “The Untold Story Behind Astroneer’s Difficult Development” also deftly touches on a darker story that’s largely unknown, involving the death of one of the studio’s founding members not long after the game launched in early access. It’s a difficult watch that shows a side of game development that we…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/5/18293912/noclip-youtube-patreon-video-game-documentaries

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