December 27, 2017

Lucovich: The Christmas Subscriber

Hello everyone!

I hope all of you had a great Christmas. For me was an awesome time to spend some more time with the family, and tasting some great dishes that are not common during the year.

This is post is to give a very special “Thank You” to Lucovich. He has been an awesome follower, and several times donor of The Survivemer channel. And now he has also subscribed in Twitch, which is huge! Thanks so much Lucovich, I really appreciate all your continuing support, and for this new way of being present.

Last but not least, I want to thank you all my small but faithful followers, donors and other subs. I love having you there and being part of the channel. thanks a lot, and have Happy Holidays!

November 19, 2017

New Factorio Gameplay Series… and The Factorio Codex

I’m starting a new gameplay / let´s play series in the channel with Factorio, an awesome game in which you build and maintain factories. The series will be called “Factorio Gameplay: From Young Padawan to Jedi Master!”. And that title gives you some clue that I´m planning to move forward and learn everything there is to learn in the game.

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November 5, 2017

New Concept Art for the channel

Hello guys,

I this opportunity I want to share some cool drawings from SandSong, long time follower on Twitch and YouTube. She worked on some draft sketches for the channel, that I think are awesome.

Axe and skull, concept Art (Author: SandSong)

Sword, helmet and shield, Concept Art (Author: SandSong)

I will definitely use these. For some time I’ve been thinking on contacting an artist to work on some new art and cartoons for the channel. Also to put together some sort of short intro video for my YouTube series and the start of the streams. I will definitely use these concepts, whenever that might be. I don’t have a fixed schedule for it, but it’s something that will happen sooner or later. Need to figure out who, when and how much first 😉 …

Thanks a lot to Sand Song for these concepts. I love them! To be honest this caught me off guard, in a really nice way. I always feel touched when someone sends something my way, being in the form of donations, subscriptions or gifts. This is also as big as that. SandSong put time, effort and her skills into these creations, and knowing this was inspired by The Surviemer, makes me feel awesome.

Thanks a lot again Sand Song!

November 5, 2017

Alfa: The Survivemer’s first Subscriber on Twitch!

Hello everyone,

I’m incredibly excited to share with you today the very first Subscriber of The Survivemer on Twitch! Alfa (Alfabetet8, but I call him Alfa), one of my most faithful an long time followers, has subscribed yesterday on Twitch.

As you might already know, the subscription program on Twitch is a way to show your support for the content creators you like. The subscriber donates $5 monthly to their favorite channel.

I will be forever grateful for this, to Alfa specifically in this case, but also to all donors and subscribers, past, present and future. This has a huge meaning, completely superior to the monetary value. Knowing that some of you guys enjoy the channel and content I create, to the point of expressing your appreciation with a gift, donation or tip makes my heart fill with joy.

Thanks a lot to all of you for being there. Even though this is a tiny channel, you make me feel huge. I love you all!

And again, a special thanks to Alfa for this great honor! You’ll always be in the Hall of Fame of The Survivemer!

August 26, 2017

Valley: Another great gift!

I recently received another awesome gift from one of the most faithful followers I have. Lucovich, has purchased and gifted me through Steam the game called Valley, an awesome first person adventure experience. Keeping it short, you explore a huge valley in the Canadian mountains, uncovering the secret experiments of the military using a cool exoskeleton that has great powers. I’m not going to tell much more…

Thanks a lot Lucovich! I really appreciate this gift. But mostly I enjoy your company in the stream. Thanks a lot for your support.

And also thanks a lot to all my viewers, followers and subscribers! It’s great to play and hang out with you on stream. Love you all!

July 7, 2017

The best birthday gifts

Today, July 7th is my birthday. It happens to be on a day I don’t stream. But I was streaming yesterday, and while talking to some of you on stream, I mentioned it.

My wife sent me a message through Hangouts while streaming. This happens to be one of the few things that I might see on the computer screen while playing, so she already knows how to reach me, even when the cellphone is muted! She was asking which cake I wanted for my birthday… so while I was answering her text message, I was mentioning this to the viewers at the moment.

Thanks to all of you in the stream today extending your congrats on my birthday. I really appreciate it. But in addition to say thank you to all of you for yesterday’s stream, I also want to share two special gifts I got from two awesome followers.

A few days back Lucovich gifted me Monkey Island™ 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge™, directly through Steam. Lucovich, you already know you have a special place in my heart for being the first viewer that donated to the channel. Your “real estate” keeps growing stream after stream that you come online. And now I need to really thank you again for this awesome present. Thanks so much!

An awesome gift from Lucovich: Monkey Island™ 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge™

As you can see in the image above, this special edition was released originally 10 years ago, on the same day of my birthday! Nice coincidence!

The second very special gift, I received it yesterday during the stream. knfmkr74, a long time follower that I met while streaming The Long Dark, made a donation! Thanks a lot knfmkr! It’s very difficult to express in writing or with the proper words in stream how good it feels to receive this kind of support. It’s not about the economic value, but knowing that my stream is special enough for you to give a gift in acknowledgement. This was the moment:

And to all of my subscribers in YouTube and followers on Twitch, thanks a lot to come in every stream and watching the recorded episodes too. This hobby of mine has become so much more special having you there. Thanks a lot for your support. I love to see you coming in and hang around with me in the chat while we get some fun…

Also I’m really happy as from yesterday I passed the 50 followers mark. It seems this will allow me to apply for partnership with Twitch, so we’ll see how this works. Partner or not, I’m very happy and grateful to all of you that made possible for The Survivemer to grow little by little. Thanks a lot!

See you the next stream!

May 31, 2017

I received my first donation ever!

“You never know who could come in the stream” Lucovich said… And he is totally right.

I was playing Skyrim, really enjoying an easy Sunday afternoon and chilling in game, when Lucovich jumped into the stream. We chatted for some time, and he followed. A few minutes after, and all of the sudden, Whitney Houston starts singing “I will always love you”, my clip of choice for donations.

I couldn’t believed what was happening. It was a great feeling to receive the first donation, awesome indeed. And Lucovich didn’t stopped there, he helped me out a little more with 2 more donations after the first one… Amazing, three donations in one day, the first one ever. As I told him on the stream, he will always remain in a special place of my heart as being the first person ever to donate to The Survivemer.

And this made me add a new section to the Info panel on Twitch, the Hall of Fame, where every donor and subscriber of The Survivemer will be listed, honoring their support to the channel.

If you want to check the exact moments when this happened, I made a few clips of it from the Twitch archives:

Lucovich, thanks so much! I can’t express in words how much this means to me. Thanks a lot!

Lucovich is also a Twitch streamer, so please check out his channel and show him some love!

If you want to show your support as Lucovich did, check out my Tip Jar page and/or the Subscribers Plans page also. Although receiving this kind of support is really helpful and awesome, I will always love you all for following the channel and being there on Twitch and YouTube. Your support as viewers and presence in the streams is more than enough to fill my heart with happiness!

Thanks to all of you, the early followers of this humble gaming channel!