They are known as VTubers, and they are avatars that entertain and interact with their audiences in the same way that most streamers do, by playing video games and simply conversing with their viewers. Only that, instead of a real-life human being, it is usually some sort of original anime character who is in charge of the situation instead.
It’s very uncommon to see a true indie darling rise through the ranks of VTubers, despite the fact that there are no preferences as to what types of games they want to play, with anything from Apex Legends to Genshin Impact being some of the most popular titles that would be played.
The same can be said about Good Knight, a one-button bullet hell game developed in the Philippines that became an overnight sensation among the local VTuber community.
Audiences are hooked by watching their favorite VTubers battle against overwhelming odds, thanks to the game’s high levels of difficulty and screen-filling bullets.
It has been said by Alex Valdez, the game’s developer, that the game’s cult status astonished him, and that he has been touched by the replies he has received from the VTuber community.
Additionally, the development team has prepared a 13-minute movie featuring over 64 VTubers who have been streaming the game to their own audiences as a thank you to those who have played Good Knight.
With feelings ranging from sheer wrath to triumph, it truly is a wonderful demonstration of how even the tiniest games can have such a profound impact on so many people’s lives.
Good Knight can be found on Steam, so go check it out.