GamerZakh is creating Nostalgic Gaming Videos
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Thank you for dropping by! Hello, my name is GamerZakh and I run a YouTube channel about video games by myself. I started my channel in 2011 and became a regular content creator on the 5th of March, 2012. I have tried my best and dedicated countless hours to improving the standards of my content—the quality and style of my vocals, editing and animation, and deeper research into reviews and journalistic coverage—to bring you the best nostalgic and informative gaming content I can.

What I Make
► YouTube gaming content: http://www.youtube.com/GamerZakh

► Live streams on Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/GamerZakh

► A nostalgic Discord gaming community: http://www.discord.gg/GamerZakh

► Written gaming articles: http://gamerzakh.com/writing/

► Jank Streamer Tips educational series here on Patreon for The Creators reward tier:


This was an update video I made after being on Patreon for 6 months!


Nostalgia is my Specialty
I didn't start my channel specifically to be nostalgic but many of my favourite games are from my childhood and I still believe that they hold up to today's standards.

This doesn't necessarily mean retro games only or that I don't do new games either. Generally, my nostalgic period for gaming is from the mid-90s to early-2000s and I often cover new games that give nostalgic vibes or are a continuation in a series I love. For example, covering Civilization VI because I played Civ 2, 3, and 4 growing up, Stardew Valley for those Harvest Moon memories, or playing Tyranny because classic Western RPGs like Fallout and Neverwinter Nights were a big part of my childhood too.

I also always try my best to get the games modded into HD widescreen and to update the visuals and mechanics to be improved while still maintaining the original aesthetic experience that was intended by the developers, providing instructions on how to do so yourself as well. I like to imagine that the changes I make to the game would be what the developers themselves would do if they had the opportunity. This is most notable in titles such as:

Morrowind Overhaul


Nostalgiasms


and the Abandonware Adventures series


Goals & Objectives
In the beginning I just wanted to make videos but now it's become so much more than that. Together, we can build something that doesn't really exist—a nostalgic gaming community centred around all sorts of old games with a positive, for fun, attitude! Quite often, if you try jumping into an old game's community, newcomers don't always get the best of welcomes. This has led me to come up with a 3-point manifesto for the GamerZakh channel and the Zakhcolytes community:

1. Showing that old games can stand the test of time! Many older games are often as good and sometimes better than newer games, especially with a widescreen mod or a fan made remaster. Even if we ignore flaws due to our nostalgia, those ‘not so good’ games that are a part of who we are can still be special and interesting to look back on.

2. Proving that video games should be about having fun! Many out there would denounce a player for not playing 100% perfectly or optimally but I want to prove that it’s not always about being the ‘best’. Even at high levels of play, you can mess around, do crazy things, and have your own style, whether it’s in a single-player city-builder or in competitive multiplayer. They really are just video games and having fun should be the number one priority.

3. Fostering a gaming culture of positivity and responsibility! A positive gaming community is good for everyone in terms of sharing knowledge, learning skills, and grouping up to play some multiplayer games without toxicity, maybe even making some friends. We all should also be informed about the gaming industry and do proper research before buying into a new game, along with being able to talk about gaming issues calmly and open to new ideas to allow better understanding.

Some History

Prior to July 2015, I had run my channel in tandem with having a full-time job as a high school teacher. This, of course, was a time consuming and stressful undertaking. I limited my uploads to once a week but I still managed to squeeze a video out, though I had to give up much of my personal time. As the channel grew, it began to get me some attention locally and I secured a few gigs that provided some extra side income. This gave me the opportunity to quit having a full-time job by taking a massive pay cut but giving me a lot more time to focus on content creation. In case you're wondering, teaching was an amazing experience and I loved the art of being an educator, though management was another issue and I decided to grow my career on a different path for a while.

What is this?
This is where I provide extra access and services with the aim to move away from relying on unpredictable ads. Ad revenue on YouTube gives me approximately less than 0.002USD per view, so it really doesn't amount to much. This also means that if you give 1USD it counts as over 500-1000 views worth of ad revenue and that's a lot of power in your hands.

If you feel like supporting what I do (or you use AdBlock and would prefer to contribute in another way) then Patreon is the perfect place or you can subscribe to my Twitch channel.

How much time do I spend working on the channel?
Depends on the type of content. A let's play episode takes around 2-5 hours to prep, record, and produce. Reviews can take anywhere between 4-6 hours, not counting the hours spent analysing the game. Special content like my Civilization VI videos take around 12-14 hours each to produce and things like my 24 Upcoming City-building Games video takes around 24-32 hours to complete, including research, music selection, script writing, resource collection, animation, vocal recording, editing, sound design, and refining. I also spend about 5-6 hours live streaming every week. I also am constantly in tune with gaming media on Twitter to keep myself up to date and informed along with responding to comments on YouTube and Discord as part of my daily routine.

Any associations or possible biases in my work?
My channel has grown to a stage where games are occasionally provided for free or I am sent a review copy. If this is true, I will say so at the beginning of the video and at the top of the video's description.

I also have a referral link for Humble Bundle where if you use that link and buy something, I get a cut of the earnings at no extra cost to you.

I don't have many strong connections in the gaming world but I have had a prior partnership with Mortal Moments, the developers of Salem the Crafting MMO and I have received money from Mortal Moments in the past, though this is no longer active.

I have also been sponsored by LiquidSky. They run cloud computing tech that I've been interested in and they sponsored a handful of videos on my YouTube channel in 2017.

Should you give me money?
If you would like to help me achieve total independence to focus 100% on the channel and community then you could sign up for a reward tier, to which I would be honoured and grateful.

I am NOT locking any gaming video content behind any kind of paywall though becoming a supporter here will give you access to the #subhub channel on discord and access to behind-the-scenes posts here on Patreon. 'Early access' to some of my videos are in the form of my Twitch archive for Twitch subs at twitch.tv/GamerZakh. Finally, the Jank Streamer Tips video and text series is available for 'The Creators' reward tier. All my successful streams end up on YouTube in higher quality as a 'definitive edition' eventually but the Twitch archive has the video unedited as soon as I'm done streaming.

I already respond to almost every comment on my videos and you could also message me on FacebookTwitter, or Discord if you would like some interaction with me.

Either way, if you have come to this page and spent time reading, I sincerely thank you for even considering supporting the channel. I would not be in the position I am now without your support and I can only try my best to continue improving the quality of my content for you to enjoy.

Have a lovely day!
-GamerZakh
Tiers
The Coin of Awesome!
$1 or more per month 38 patrons
Did you know that $1 equals the amount of advertising revenue that 500-1,000 views make on YouTube? You'd have to watch a lot of my videos before I make that much money. As a thank you for such awesome support on your part, you'd get access to:


- Special coloured Supporters role and bonus abilities on the Zakhcolytes Discord server


- Access to an exclusive #subhub channel on Discord & supporter-only giveaways there

[ATTENTION! I'm now also partnered on Twitch, which is basically Tier 2 if you'd like to support me. It will grant unlimited access to my live stream archive including recorded chat and also give you the exclusive Supporters role and access to #subhub on Discord.]

Subscribe on Twitch here: http://www.twitch.tv/GamerZakh

Includes Discord rewards
The Creators!
$15 or more per month 4 patrons
Did you know I used to be a teacher? Want help or insight into content creation, YouTube, and Twitch? $15 patrons will get access to the 'Jank Streamer Tips' series where I show how to achieve high quality productions for little to no money! If you want, I'll also dedicate my time to analysing your own channel and give advice on anything you want, from thumbnail design to presentation style, guiding you through the process. Not only do I run my own moderately successful channel, I also am fully qualified and experienced in professional multimedia and content creation industry work. This is me taking all that random advice I usually give out but structured into a coherent set of content. For this tier you will get:

- Access to the Jank Streamer Tips series [1 video & 1 article a month minimum]

- My time and effort analysing your own channel [On request]

- Sharing all my knowledge of resources, sites, software, hardware, mistakes I've made, SEO, legalities, etc. [Ask me anything and everything, I'll make extra time!]

- Along with the exclusive supporters role on Discord for #subhub access and giveaways
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$135 of $320 per month
The exchange rate is in my favour and $800 is a 'decent living wage' where I live, which would pay for all work related expenses while supporting my family with spare to invest in new games and equipment. This would allow me to focus enormously more on content creation for the channel. Currently, we are trying to move away from ad revenue and non-ad earnings are coming from Patreon, Twitch, and other smaller sources. With the current ratio, 40% from Patreon, 50% from Twitch, and 10% from others, the new Patreon target is $320 as we aim for a total of $800.
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Thank you for dropping by! Hello, my name is GamerZakh and I run a YouTube channel about video games by myself. I started my channel in 2011 and became a regular content creator on the 5th of March, 2012. I have tried my best and dedicated countless hours to improving the standards of my content—the quality and style of my vocals, editing and animation, and deeper research into reviews and journalistic coverage—to bring you the best nostalgic and informative gaming content I can.

What I Make
► YouTube gaming content: http://www.youtube.com/GamerZakh

► Live streams on Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/GamerZakh

► A nostalgic Discord gaming community: http://www.discord.gg/GamerZakh

► Written gaming articles: http://gamerzakh.com/writing/

► Jank Streamer Tips educational series here on Patreon for The Creators reward tier:


This was an update video I made after being on Patreon for 6 months!


Nostalgia is my Specialty
I didn't start my channel specifically to be nostalgic but many of my favourite games are from my childhood and I still believe that they hold up to today's standards.

This doesn't necessarily mean retro games only or that I don't do new games either. Generally, my nostalgic period for gaming is from the mid-90s to early-2000s and I often cover new games that give nostalgic vibes or are a continuation in a series I love. For example, covering Civilization VI because I played Civ 2, 3, and 4 growing up, Stardew Valley for those Harvest Moon memories, or playing Tyranny because classic Western RPGs like Fallout and Neverwinter Nights were a big part of my childhood too.

I also always try my best to get the games modded into HD widescreen and to update the visuals and mechanics to be improved while still maintaining the original aesthetic experience that was intended by the developers, providing instructions on how to do so yourself as well. I like to imagine that the changes I make to the game would be what the developers themselves would do if they had the opportunity. This is most notable in titles such as:

Morrowind Overhaul


Nostalgiasms


and the Abandonware Adventures series


Goals & Objectives
In the beginning I just wanted to make videos but now it's become so much more than that. Together, we can build something that doesn't really exist—a nostalgic gaming community centred around all sorts of old games with a positive, for fun, attitude! Quite often, if you try jumping into an old game's community, newcomers don't always get the best of welcomes. This has led me to come up with a 3-point manifesto for the GamerZakh channel and the Zakhcolytes community:

1. Showing that old games can stand the test of time! Many older games are often as good and sometimes better than newer games, especially with a widescreen mod or a fan made remaster. Even if we ignore flaws due to our nostalgia, those ‘not so good’ games that are a part of who we are can still be special and interesting to look back on.

2. Proving that video games should be about having fun! Many out there would denounce a player for not playing 100% perfectly or optimally but I want to prove that it’s not always about being the ‘best’. Even at high levels of play, you can mess around, do crazy things, and have your own style, whether it’s in a single-player city-builder or in competitive multiplayer. They really are just video games and having fun should be the number one priority.

3. Fostering a gaming culture of positivity and responsibility! A positive gaming community is good for everyone in terms of sharing knowledge, learning skills, and grouping up to play some multiplayer games without toxicity, maybe even making some friends. We all should also be informed about the gaming industry and do proper research before buying into a new game, along with being able to talk about gaming issues calmly and open to new ideas to allow better understanding.

Some History

Prior to July 2015, I had run my channel in tandem with having a full-time job as a high school teacher. This, of course, was a time consuming and stressful undertaking. I limited my uploads to once a week but I still managed to squeeze a video out, though I had to give up much of my personal time. As the channel grew, it began to get me some attention locally and I secured a few gigs that provided some extra side income. This gave me the opportunity to quit having a full-time job by taking a massive pay cut but giving me a lot more time to focus on content creation. In case you're wondering, teaching was an amazing experience and I loved the art of being an educator, though management was another issue and I decided to grow my career on a different path for a while.

What is this?
This is where I provide extra access and services with the aim to move away from relying on unpredictable ads. Ad revenue on YouTube gives me approximately less than 0.002USD per view, so it really doesn't amount to much. This also means that if you give 1USD it counts as over 500-1000 views worth of ad revenue and that's a lot of power in your hands.

If you feel like supporting what I do (or you use AdBlock and would prefer to contribute in another way) then Patreon is the perfect place or you can subscribe to my Twitch channel.

How much time do I spend working on the channel?
Depends on the type of content. A let's play episode takes around 2-5 hours to prep, record, and produce. Reviews can take anywhere between 4-6 hours, not counting the hours spent analysing the game. Special content like my Civilization VI videos take around 12-14 hours each to produce and things like my 24 Upcoming City-building Games video takes around 24-32 hours to complete, including research, music selection, script writing, resource collection, animation, vocal recording, editing, sound design, and refining. I also spend about 5-6 hours live streaming every week. I also am constantly in tune with gaming media on Twitter to keep myself up to date and informed along with responding to comments on YouTube and Discord as part of my daily routine.

Any associations or possible biases in my work?
My channel has grown to a stage where games are occasionally provided for free or I am sent a review copy. If this is true, I will say so at the beginning of the video and at the top of the video's description.

I also have a referral link for Humble Bundle where if you use that link and buy something, I get a cut of the earnings at no extra cost to you.

I don't have many strong connections in the gaming world but I have had a prior partnership with Mortal Moments, the developers of Salem the Crafting MMO and I have received money from Mortal Moments in the past, though this is no longer active.

I have also been sponsored by LiquidSky. They run cloud computing tech that I've been interested in and they sponsored a handful of videos on my YouTube channel in 2017.

Should you give me money?
If you would like to help me achieve total independence to focus 100% on the channel and community then you could sign up for a reward tier, to which I would be honoured and grateful.

I am NOT locking any gaming video content behind any kind of paywall though becoming a supporter here will give you access to the #subhub channel on discord and access to behind-the-scenes posts here on Patreon. 'Early access' to some of my videos are in the form of my Twitch archive for Twitch subs at twitch.tv/GamerZakh. Finally, the Jank Streamer Tips video and text series is available for 'The Creators' reward tier. All my successful streams end up on YouTube in higher quality as a 'definitive edition' eventually but the Twitch archive has the video unedited as soon as I'm done streaming.

I already respond to almost every comment on my videos and you could also message me on FacebookTwitter, or Discord if you would like some interaction with me.

Either way, if you have come to this page and spent time reading, I sincerely thank you for even considering supporting the channel. I would not be in the position I am now without your support and I can only try my best to continue improving the quality of my content for you to enjoy.

Have a lovely day!
-GamerZakh

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Tiers
The Coin of Awesome!
$1 or more per month 38 patrons
Did you know that $1 equals the amount of advertising revenue that 500-1,000 views make on YouTube? You'd have to watch a lot of my videos before I make that much money. As a thank you for such awesome support on your part, you'd get access to:


- Special coloured Supporters role and bonus abilities on the Zakhcolytes Discord server


- Access to an exclusive #subhub channel on Discord & supporter-only giveaways there

[ATTENTION! I'm now also partnered on Twitch, which is basically Tier 2 if you'd like to support me. It will grant unlimited access to my live stream archive including recorded chat and also give you the exclusive Supporters role and access to #subhub on Discord.]

Subscribe on Twitch here: http://www.twitch.tv/GamerZakh

Includes Discord rewards
The Creators!
$15 or more per month 4 patrons
Did you know I used to be a teacher? Want help or insight into content creation, YouTube, and Twitch? $15 patrons will get access to the 'Jank Streamer Tips' series where I show how to achieve high quality productions for little to no money! If you want, I'll also dedicate my time to analysing your own channel and give advice on anything you want, from thumbnail design to presentation style, guiding you through the process. Not only do I run my own moderately successful channel, I also am fully qualified and experienced in professional multimedia and content creation industry work. This is me taking all that random advice I usually give out but structured into a coherent set of content. For this tier you will get:

- Access to the Jank Streamer Tips series [1 video & 1 article a month minimum]

- My time and effort analysing your own channel [On request]

- Sharing all my knowledge of resources, sites, software, hardware, mistakes I've made, SEO, legalities, etc. [Ask me anything and everything, I'll make extra time!]

- Along with the exclusive supporters role on Discord for #subhub access and giveaways
Includes Discord rewards