For my BCM215 digital artefact, I have decided to create a YouTube channel called “Leah Games”.
My plan for each video is to take a video/mobile game which I once was obsessed with and try and play it again. While I do this, I want to be able to provide the viewer with a brief backstory on each game. I will be answering questions like “where did the game originate?”, “who was its creator?” etc. My videos will be released once a fortnight which will allow me to record, edit and upload. In terms of platforms, all videos will be uploaded to YouTube as I believe that there is a massive gaming demographic on there. I have created a professional Twitter account which will keep viewers up to date on upcoming videos and show behind the scenes of each video. I am going to start with one social media platform and if I feel like I’m not reaching my targeted audience, I will spread over to Instagram.
I want to utilise
Through nostalgia, I want to encapsulate my childhood by revisiting games that I once loved.
- Media archeology
As I am going to use old gaming equipment like the Nintendo DS, I will be taking past media and putting it on new platforms like YouTube and Twitter.
My reactions to playing these games will trigger happy memories from my childhood which are unconsciously in my mind.
I want my YouTube channel to target female gamers (especially in their late teens/early twenties). I want people to be able to relate to me and the games that I think are ‘nostalgic’. I also want my viewers to be equally excited about the games I am playing.
Growing up, I loved watching people like Mr Beast Gaming, Pewdiepie, ThatcherJoe Games and Oli White Games. With their influence, I want to create a platform that takes both myself and my viewers back to the early to mid 2000s.