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5 items from 2015

Volume Review

23 August 2015 10:42 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As much as I love indie games, it’s been getting harder and harder to keep the flame alive. For a while there, most indies getting released were a variation of two formulas: obtuse puzzlers or dark narratives featuring young/naive protagonists. The glut of obnoxious puzzlers left me wanting something different, which I eventually found in Thomas Was Alone, the debut title from Mike Bithell. Sure, it was a quirky platformer, but it told a fascinating story and featured gorgeous narration from Danny Wallace. Enter Volume, a quirky stealth title from Bithell that tells a vaguely interesting story and once again sports beautiful narration from Wallace.

Marking only his second foray into the gaming world, Bithell has shown that he clearly understands how to make a fun and appealing title. Volume is a step forward in many ways for the developer, working to avoid the pratfalls that pull most artsy-fartsy indie titles down, »

- Christian Law

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Mike Bithell’s Stealth Title Volume Delayed Two Weeks On PlayStation Vita; Launch Trailer Released

18 August 2015 1:17 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Update: Sony has now unveiled the live-action launch trailer for the stealth title, which even features a cameo from renown YouTube personality Charlie McDonnell.

Original Story:

While it’s still on course to launch across PlayStation 4, PC and Mac later today, the PlayStation Vita version of Mike Bithell’s Volume has been delayed by two weeks, the developer announced today.

Taking to the game’s official blog, Bithell penned an open letter to Vita owners anticipating the release of his sophomore title on Sony’s handheld, and hinted that the final technical hurdles facing the creative team should be overcome in a couple of weeks. Per Bithell:

“It’s so very nearly ready, but it needs a little more love,” the developer said on Volume’s official site. “A few personal problems and issues have slowed down our submittal, so even though the game is ‘done’ on Vita, we still »

- Michael Briers

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Charlie McDonnell Searches For Authenticity On YouTube

7 August 2015 1:13 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

As YouTube turns ten, content creators who began their careers on the platform as teenagers are progressing into adulthood, and their fans can watch them grow up in real time. No one better exemplifies this phenomenon than Charlie McDonnell. The 24-year-old Englishman went viral on YouTube shortly after his 17th birthday, and he has been making videos ever since. His journey from goofy teen to well-rounded young filmmaker is an intriguing story, and he discussed it on the latest episode of Rhett & Link’s Ear Biscuits podcast.

As with many of his contemporaries, McDonnell “did a lot of acting” before launching his YouTube channel. By approaching the Internet with the confidence he gained from his theater roles, he was able to thrive. “I think I was always a pretty shy guy and I think doing acting stuff helped a bit,” he said. “I also needed that acting base to get into YouTube, »

- Sam Gutelle

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VidCon Unveils First-Ever Creator Mentorship Program For 2015

20 May 2015 4:13 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

VidCon is quickly shaping up to be a destination for fostering up-and-coming video creators. The event, which boasts a variety of YouTube-focused industry, consumer, and fan-based sessions and speakers, has announced its first-ever Creator Mentorship program, with a lineup of video professionals ready to dole out creative advice.

The Creator Mentorship program awards a 10-15 minute one-on-one session with a participating mentor to a creator who would like feedback on an idea, project, or video. Interested creators can submit an application to participate in the program, with a link to the project or treatment they would like feedback on if selected. VidCon’s site does not clarify how many creators will be selected for the Mentorship program.

The full list of mentors includes:

Fine Bros.

Sarah Penna

Wheezy Waiter

Tesa Violet

Asap Science


Jack Conte

Mike Falzone

Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer

Peter Hollens



Hannah Hart

Akilah »

- Bree Brouwer

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Enemy-Centric Trailer For Mike Bithell’s Volume Features Andy Serkis As The Big Bad

12 January 2015 10:55 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Thomas Was Alone developer Mike Bithell has revealed a new trailer for his upcoming stealth-based title Volume, which features Andy Serkis for the very first time as the villainous Guy Gisborne.

Described as the overarching antagonist — a malevolent CEO who just so happens to control England — the voice and motion capture specialist can be heard at the tail end of the video. As for the rest of the footage, Bithell places a big emphasis on the game’s main enemy types, namely the Pawn, the Turret, the Knight, the Rogue, the Hound and the Archer. If you haven’t already guessed, Volume is shaping up to be a modern retelling of the Robin Hood legend. In this instance, Rob Locksley is played by YouTuber Charlie McDonnell with the primary goal set as “Steal. Create. Be heard.”

Those of you who have experienced the creator’s maiden title, Thomas Was Alone, »

- Michael Briers

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