I Can't Beat My Own Game (Live Stream with Giveaways)
Unfortunately, yes. For those who don't know, the game in question is Intrusion Protocol. It's a brutally difficult platformer reminiscent of Tron, Mega Man, and Super Meat Boy. All of the other developers have beaten it. I've been to several live demos where people have beaten it. I've attended countless Twitch streams where people have beaten it. Even though I've watched all of these people triumph, and even helped them do so at times, I've never conquered the game myself.
How have you not beaten your own game?
To be perfectly honest, I was not a developer on this game. I joined the studio a few months after the development had been started. Although I plan on being a dev for future games, my role for this one was solely marketing. Hence, I did not get into heavy testing of the levels.
Don't get me wrong, I know the game in and out. Any marketing person should have a thorough knowledge of the product they are selling. I've played Intrusion Protocol countless times times. Believe me, I've felt the agony of the sentinel protocol draining my timer.
When I'm doing work for the studio, I'm focused on getting eyes on our company and our game. Outside of getting some good screenshots and GIFs, I'm spending my time contacting people, recording podcasts, and writing this blog. It's very strange to say, but beating Intrusion Protocol has taken a back seat to promoting it. And so, day after day, week after week, month after month, I continued to put off actually beating my game.
To tell the truth, I also just kind of suck at platformers.
Are you even going to try?
WHY THANK YOU FOR ASKING! At some point, it kind of became a joke. I had put off beating it for so long that it became something I could tell players to intrigue them. And then it occurred to me that maybe it would be fun to let people watch me humiliate myself as I continually get rekt by my own game. Why not stream this hilarious embarrassment? At that point, I actually started avoiding game progress. I began saving it for the stream. After all, it would be no fun if I had already beaten it.
Fortunately for me, my great friends over at mikeNgary were nice enough to let me use their YouTube channel to host the live stream.
Join us! There's free stuff!
As I said in the video, I'll be doing giveaways during the stream. I'll be giving away both full game keys, and an in-game character tail that is usually only available through Twitch streamers.
So, Wednesday, September 20th at 8 PM Central, come watch me fail endlessly at my own game, and win some free stuff in the process. There will be laughs. There will be tears. Hopefully I come out the other side victorious.