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Author Topic: My new project is now live: Co-op For Two on YouTube  (Read 4976 times)

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My new project is now live: Co-op For Two on YouTube
« on: January 01, 2021, 02:56 AM »
You may have noticed that I've been largely absent without leave from the DonationCoder forum for several months now.  As some of you know I've been working on a new project, a YouTube channel with a good friend of mine.

It's a channel where we will be playing and discussing cooperative board games, aptly named "CO-OP FOR TWO".

Finally after several months of filming and editing, it's just gone live today:


Here's our little 2 minute patreon teaser:


And a sample playthrough, for your convenience:


And a sample review, for your convenience:



I'm nervous, excited, and proud that it turned out the way it did.  The episodes are long, often rambling, and will *NOT* be bearable to watch by most people. (HA!)
But I feel like they are their own honest thing, and might be appealing to a tiny tiny sliver of people who want to pass the time with some company, and just listen to friends talk in the background.

If you know someone who you think might appreciate the channel, please pass on the word.
My co-host and friend Gregg doesn't think anyone will ever watch it or support us, so if you like what we're doing and want to see more, please consider supporting us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/coopfortwo

« Last Edit: January 09, 2021, 08:25 PM by mouser »

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Re: My new project is now live: Co-op For Two on YouTube
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2021, 06:02 AM »
Well, after a quick look: it looks great - - and you both sound great. Well done!
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Re: My new project is now live: Co-op For Two on YouTube
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2021, 06:52 AM »
Thanks, tomos!
It's scary having your face and voice out there in the public after spending decades avoiding such things..

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Re: My new project is now live: Co-op For Two on YouTube
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2021, 07:31 AM »
It's scary having your face and voice out there in the public

Kudo's for the effort :Thmbsup:

(I've been avoiding doing that ever since that 'Internet' thing is happening ;D I even hate it to show my face on Teams when in a team-meeting, so usually they just see my profile picture 8))

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Re: My new project is now live: Co-op For Two on YouTube
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2021, 01:56 PM »
That looks great!  A friend and I tried to do something similar for video games, but haven't gotten it down yet.  I love how you have the playthrough and review videos separated. A suggestion to possibly grab some of those people that just value your opinions, you have a TL;DR section at the beginning of the review videos.

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Re: My new project is now live: Co-op For Two on YouTube
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2021, 03:10 PM »
Great job mouser - video, audio, the conversations!  :Thmbsup: Co-op games is a good niche to cover. I see that your videos already appear on some game pages on Board Game Geek,e.g. https://boardgamegee...-missions/videos/all , which I think is a good way for people to find you. What's the process for getting listed there - do you add each manually there or does BGG find and add them automatically?

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Re: My new project is now live: Co-op For Two on YouTube
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2021, 04:25 PM »
Thanks for the kind words everyone.
I added each one manually on bgg.   One advantage of having a single website that dominates the board game scene is that you know where your potential audience is.
Hopefully people will discover us there.

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Re: My new project is now live: Co-op For Two on YouTube
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2021, 10:02 PM »
So for the hell of it i have scheduled a livestream at midnight on (Tuesday night / Wednesday morning) on youtube, where i will attempt to solo play a Chronicles of Crime fan scenarios, which will take several hours:
Feel free to pop in.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2021, 07:15 AM by mouser »

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Re: My new project is now live: Co-op For Two on YouTube
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2021, 12:14 AM »
This sound scary but youtube probably recommended me your video and I watched it without knowing it was you.

I'm surprised now after read this post.

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Re: My new project is now live: Co-op For Two on YouTube
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2021, 08:05 AM »
This sound scary but youtube probably recommended me your video and I watched it without knowing it was you.

I'm surprised now after read this post.

Perhaps from your browsing habits they know that you visit this forum?  It would be interesting to see the link that they drew, and how they did it.

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Re: My new project is now live: Co-op For Two on YouTube
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2021, 10:33 PM »
Live in 86 minutes:

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Re: My new project is now live: Co-op For Two on YouTube
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2021, 05:47 PM »
24 videos available so far.   Trying to put up a couple each week.

Latest video is our top-top competitive games:


And you can see our top-10 cooperative games here:


And a new livestream solo playthrough is scheduled for midnight on friday night:

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Re: My new project is now live: Co-op For Two on YouTube
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2021, 11:39 PM »
97 subscribers currently.. almost time for 100 subscriber celebration!  :P

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Re: My new project is now live: Co-op For Two on YouTube
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2021, 09:15 AM »
Congrats!

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Re: My new project is now live: Co-op For Two on YouTube
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2021, 03:41 PM »
I’m in! Subscribed and Patreoned.  :Thmbsup:

(Is ‘Patreoned’ an actual word I wonder?)  :o ;)

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Re: My new project is now live: Co-op For Two on YouTube
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2021, 03:43 PM »
!!!!!!!
YAY!

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Re: My new project is now live: Co-op For Two on YouTube
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2021, 03:44 PM »
I've been doing (solo) livestreams every weekend around midnight (US time).  They are much less entertaining than the videos with my co-host, but they may provide a service in helping insomniacs fall asleep.  The last one was 6.5 hours long.

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Re: My new project is now live: Co-op For Two on YouTube
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2021, 04:44 PM »
I've been doing (solo) livestreams every weekend around midnight (US time).  They are much less entertaining than the videos with my co-host, but they may provide a service in helping insomniacs fall asleep.  The last one was 6.5 hours long.

Works for me. The medication they've got me on doesn’t help much when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep.  ;D

I’m a resigned 3:00AM YouTube habitué.

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Re: My new project is now live: Co-op For Two on YouTube
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2021, 12:58 AM »
For those curious, we've posted a video talking about our first two months on youtube:


Here are some stats for anyone interested, after 2 months:
Days online: 60
Videos published so far: 46
Hours published: 91
Subscribers: 165
Views: 6k
Compensation received: $ 75 (raised from patreon); 1 hoodie from local game shop
Enjoyment level: 100%

ps. I don't know why YouTube is playing this back in low resolution -- you can change the quality to 1080 or 4k from the gear icon in the video.

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Re: My new project is now live: Co-op For Two on YouTube
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2021, 09:43 AM »
Congratulations mouser! Best of luck on this new endeavor!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: My new project is now live: Co-op For Two on YouTube
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2021, 09:49 AM »
We're still going strong.  I'm still not quite sure WHY I'm working on this project, but I figure I'll keep working on it through 2021 and then figure out why.. ;)