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FOXDIE Gets Hardcore During His Two-Day Charity Stream with Dreamscape Foundation
The Game That Changed It AllAlthough Jake had been streaming off and on for the past six years, it wasn’t until he found Sea of Thieves that things changed. “When this game first came out and I saw it, I was like that is a game that I could literally stream every single day for thousands of hours,” he recalled. “And I did, and I built a community around that.” After building his community, Cooper knew he wanted his channel to be different, and different it became.
Standing Out“I went with a different approach than most streamers that I base my characters around my appearance on stream, so I will wear my pirate outfit that I wear in game,” Foxdle explained. Not only can viewers expect cosplay on the channel, but they can expect a unique approach to playing. Jake likes to challenge himself and push the limits of what he can do in a game. “For instance, I spent probably thirteen hours trying to transport a barrel of snakes in a game for no reason once so ever, something difficult, something different,” he described. “The developers of the game noticed it and they made it an easter egg in the game because they liked it so much.”
If You Build It, They Will Come … To Your Etsy ShopWhen thinking about giveaways for the channel, the streamer said he wanted his giveaways to matter. “I started with skulls from the game that you normally sell for gold,” Foxdle stated. “I would do monthly giveaways and they were really popular, but the demand was so high that people were willing to pay for them and it went from there.” The demand for his replicas pushed Jake to open up his own Esty Shop. To create the 3D models, the gamer uses a virtual reality software called Oculus Medium to mold virtual clay with his hands. After the design is created, the process continues with printing, painting and sanding before the replica is complete.
Not Just A One Game ManAs a streamer, not to mention a life-long gamer, Cooper’s ultimate goal is to become a variety streamer. “I think as you grow as a streamer and you aren’t locked down to a single game that people naturally will go to something else,” he admitted. “Everybody will want to be a variety streamer at some point, you cannot play the same game for five years straight and not get bored.” For Jake, he plays whatever appeals to him, and currently that is Valheim. Valheim is a survival game, and in true Foxdle fashion he puts his own twist on how he plays the game. “Right now I am playing it where I have done pretty much everything before with no risk, and now I am playing it on hardcore,” he explained. “I like the challenge, so what that means is if my character dies then I will delete my character and restart from fresh.”
Playing Valheim for CharityGet ready to risk it all during this two-day charity stream with Dreamscape Foundation as we team up with Foxdle this Friday and Saturday, March 19 and 20, starting at 10 am EST. We will be raising money to provide the assistance that is necessary to meet today’s numerous disability needs through technology for those living with disabilities. Join us for some guaranteed entertainment, celebrated wins and unfortunate losses during this hardcore run Valheim server base. “The idea is to be hardcore where the viewers jump in, but when their character dies they have to leave and then invite someone else in,” Jake shared. “It should be really good.” « PreviousNext »
It’s A Rocket League Of Their Own Charity Stream with Thanovic and Dreamscape
Overnight YouTube SensationBefore Robson became the well-known streamer he is today, he was just a regular college student enrolled in courses, working a part-time job, and playing video games. “I was in university for stage and screen acting, and I was working a job as a waiter, as all unemployed actors do,” he laughed. “I was playing [Rocket League] in my spare time.” Ethan started uploading videos to YouTube as something to do on the side while looking for acting jobs, and then his YouTube channel took off. Soon after his YouTube success, New Zealand went into lockdown. Thanovic decided to use this time to try and grow his following on two other very popular social medias, Twitch and Tiktok.
“Tick tock on the clock, but the party don’t stop, no.” – Ke$haAs the most downloaded app of 2020, TikTok is not a social media platform to underestimate. “I decided to get on TikTok because all the content creators I had spoken to said this is the best way for growth,” Thanovic told. “I was sitting on 200,000 subs on YouTube at that time, so I was like I think people will recognize the name on TikTok and people will follow because this is Thanovic I know from YouTube.” Ethan definitely had the right idea, and his followers on TikTok jumped from 4,000 to 100,000 in one month. Due to his success on TikTok, the content creator used the platform to promote his Twitch channel.
The Perfect Balance“There’s a very different thing between my YouTube and my Twitch,” Robson explained. “On YouTube it’s all about education and kind of helping, and on Twitch I don’t really want to be doing the same stuff.” While each platform serves a different purpose for the streamer, they both focus on his love for Rocket League (RL). Ironically enough, Thanovic was not always a fan of the game that he ultimately built his career around. “I didn’t originally like it, but then I got addicted because I was bad at it,” he admitted. “I really liked the high-skill ceiling and knowing I have a long way to go.”
Creating Your Own PathEthan’s dedication to improving his game has come full circle and made an additional lap. On YouTube, Thanovic’s channel is filled with informative gameplay, tips and tricks for improvement, and an opportunity for fellow RL players to ask questions. His channel caught the attention of one of the owners of GamersRdy, who asked if he was interested in building a RL course for the website. “He said you can do whatever you want on the course, but you are known as the tutorial guy, so I think it would be good to have you on board,” Robson recalled. “I ended up making a course from beginners to what was the top rank of the game; essentially furthering up on the stuff that I do on YouTube to help players of all ranks get to that next step.”
Rocket League Charity StreamJoin Dreamscape Foundation as we team up with Thanovic for his first ever charity stream this Sunday, March 14, at 2 am EST. This charity stream will provide people with disabilities the tools and resources they need to achieve independence, and improve their accessible access in their everyday life. “If all I have to do is stream to help out a charity, it feels wrong not to,” Ethan admitted. “I am looking forward to this one a lot.” Get ready for some fun, entertaining and competitive one-on-one games with the RL educator himself. It’s time to get your head in the game. « PreviousNext »
Cosplay for Charity with SporeRose and Dreamscape Foundation
“Marco. Polo.”On Twitch, users can search by a game or category in order to find their desired content. In addition to categories, viewers can also search using a specific tag. Being a “Twitch affiliate who is actually autistic,” SporeRose tried to use tags to connect with other streamers who have disabilities. “I believe I have found a few different people with disabilities on Twitch, but it is very difficult to find anyone with disabilities due to their being no disabled tag for when it comes to finding streamers,” they confessed.
And The Winner Is…Perry has a creative way of taking something and elevating it to the next level. If you take a look at the streamer’s schedule, you will see two weekly events on Sundays and Wednesdays. “Sundays are called Game Pass Sunday, where on Sundays I play any of the two hundred plus games that are available on the Xbox Game Pass Library,” they described. “Nearly a year ago I started doing the same thing, but with PlayStation Now Catalog on Wednesdays.” They have not only created special stream days, but they let the community vote on what game to play.
Love One Another“There is something I do want to say, and it’s that I want to be one of those people who will go up to anyone and say you belong here no matter who you are,” Perry said. “I have a timer on the channel that goes off every so often that has a message that says, ‘black lives, trans lives, disabled lives, they all matter.” SporeRose describes the channel’s community as a bunch of very loving people, who enjoy playing tricks on each other. Everyone is welcome and everyone is encouraged to be themselves.
Costumes Are Not Just For HalloweenCosplay is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game. “I have currently done three different cosplays on stream and those were Spider Gwen, D.Va from Overwatch and Sailor Mercury from Sailor Moon,” Perry recalled. Just as they have an Amazon Wishlist with food and other desired items, they have an entire separate Amazon Wishlist strictly for cosplay costumes.
A Cause Close To Home“I want to be someone who speaks loudly for people with disabilities,” the streamer proclaimed. SporeRose is teaming up Dreamscape Foundation this Friday, February 26, from 5 – 11 pm EST in order to raise money to achieve accessibility for individuals with disabilities. “As it is thematically appropriate with the idea of being a hero by streaming for a cause close to me, I’ll be playing Marvel’s Avengers ,and as a treat to the community, if $500 is raised, I’ll be cosplaying as Overwatch’s Mei in her Honeydew outfit,” Perry announced. « PreviousNext »
Accolonn Believes in Love, Not War For Dreamscape’s Charity Stream
Creative FreedomFor Pistorius, better known as Accolonn, his dream of being an entertainer proved to be a lot easier said than done. When he first discovered YouTube and his own desire to create content, South Africa didn’t have the internet capability to support it. “I waited almost ten years, up to the age of thirty-one, to finally get internet that would allow me upload videos to YouTube,” Pistorius shared. “As soon as I could do it, I finally started making YouTube videos.” Accolonn finally had the creative freedom to entertain how he wanted. Although being a YouTuber was always the goal, being a streamer was not. Stephan enjoyed sharing his videos with his community, but the concept of being able to talk and hang out with others who had the same interests was more than appealing.
3 – 2 – 1 ACTIONJust as it had taken years for South Africa to support YouTube, it was the same painful process for Twitch. This live streaming platform would allow Pistorius to take himself to the next level. “As soon as I knew it was possible, I thought let’s try our hand at this Twitch thing,” Accolonn recalled. “The more I started doing it, the more I started enjoying it and the more I started to realize my community enjoyed it.” Live streaming not only gave Stephan the power to transport himself and his viewers to Azeroth in real time, but to have open dialogue during the experience as well. The writers of WoW leave room in their world for players to speculate and expand upon, which I’m sure you can image leaves a lot up for discussion. “You are telling the story further than what the writers are at the time,” the streamer explained. “That’s why I love WoW.”
“When You Are Kind To Others, It Not Only Changes You, It Changes The World.” – Harold KushnerDiscussing the speculation and theories of WoW may be the main content of Pistorius’ channel, but that is not all it consists of. He also uses his platform to remind everyone of their humanity. “I think people are so serious these days and also people don’t really cut each other slack at all,” he stated. “We expect everyone to be perfect at all times, and if you make one mistake you get cancelled, the mob comes after you.” Accolonn has made sure that when someone comes to watch his stream that they know they can relax and kick their feet up. “You come there and you hang out with a friend,” Pistorius said. “You talk about the thing that you love, this world, and whatever theory is on the table for that day.” The focus of the stream is to do what you enjoy with people that you enjoy.
Life is Better When You’re LaughingBefore streaming, Accolonn doubted whether or not he would be able to entertain his viewers. Funny enough, in the end, his viewers entertain him as much as he does them. “I have never laughed as hard as I do at my chat. The things they say, the things they come up with,” he laughed. “It is just ridiculously funny to me. They are my favorite part of it.” The Twitch Partner enjoys interacting with his community so much so that he worries about what would happen if his numbers get too high. “The higher the numbers, the harder it is to read chat because the chat starts going really fast and that would take all my enjoyment out of streaming,” he confessed.
BlizzCon BreakdownDreamscape Foundation is honored to team up with Accolonn for his first ever Charity Stream this Friday, February 18, starting at 4 pm EST to raise money to provide resources for individuals living with disabilities. “Based on everything we’ve seen, everything we’ve looked at, not only myself, but my community as well, believe in what you guys are doing,” he affirmed. Get ready to experience BlizzCon with the one, the only, Accolonn. Prepare for new cinematics, a grown man freaking out like a little kid, hanging out with friends and watching something you love. « PreviousNext »
Don’t Watch Me Play Spreads The Love During Dreamscape’s Valentine’s Day Charity Stream
Welcome to the KingdomCory was inspired to start his own YouTube Channel playing video games after participating in the web series, The Gauntlet. On YouTube, Cory was originally known for playing a lot of rage games and his unwavering devotion to play until he won earned him the nickname the Stubborn King and his community the Stubborn Kingdom. “Two years later I just really wanted to branch out more, and my main mission was to try and get the channel to grow,” he recalled.
Time For Some Ice BreakersThe goal of joining Twitch was not only to grow in numbers, but to become more personable. “Twitch was more of an opening to just play video games and look at the camera because the chat is lined up perfectly behind it,” Cory described. “I can actually look at you and speak to you at the same time, so it was more of a mutual conversation between me and you while we are all in the chat.” The streaming website allowed the Stubborn King to talk and be interactive with his kingdom. “There is nothing cooler than almost feeling like you are actually hanging out with all these people,” he described. “When you are playing a horror game together you can actually interact and enjoy that jump scare together and talk about it”
“If You’re Not Having Fun, You’re Doing Something Wrong.” – Groucho MarxFrom YouTube to Twitch, Don’t Watch Me Play’s mission to bring joy and entertainment to viewers has remained the same. The goal is for everyone to have a great time and to feel included. “As long as the viewer is having an amazing time, whether they are there for five minutes or if they are there for seven to eight hours that’s what it really comes down to,” Cory confessed. “As long as you can really have fun that’s all that matters to me and that’s all I ever want.” For the Stubborn King, there is nothing he enjoys more than hanging out with his community. “I just want to be amongst my friends and newcomers, and that’s a heck of a driving point of the streaming is the community,” he shared.
Valentine’s Day Charity StreamDreamscape Foundation in honored to partner with Don’t Watch Me Play for a Valentine’s Day Charity Stream this Sunday, February 14, from 1 pm – 8 pm EST. Join the Stubborn King and the Stubborn Kingdom to raise money to improve the lives of individuals living with physical disabilities. Get ready to expect the unexpected with this variety streamer. In his own words, “Grab the crown, celebrate, do some muscle kisses, just have a great time. You know what I mean? You just got to have fun with it.” « PreviousNext »
Loony2unes Answers the Age-Old Question, “What’s Up, Doc?” During Dreamscape’s Charity Stream
The Inspired Becomes the InspirerLoony2unes is a big believer in the power of self-worth and self-growth. “You don’t have to forget how great you are even if the day stunk,” he expressed. As well-known as Lonnie is for his bright and comedic personality, he admits struggling with mental depression in 2014 and credits the show, Game Grumps, for getting him out of his funk. “Just watching the show kept me laughing to the point where I would still continue growing, so I need to watch them almost in a way of keeping that sanity up,” he revealed. Game Grumps inspired Lonnie to start his own stream, so he could be the light for someone else.
“Here We Go!” – Mario, Super Mario 64When Lonnie first began to stream he was what you could consider a Nintendo Streamer. “I was a Nintendo Streamer because Mario is my man, he is my homie,” he recalled. “The reason why I got into video gaming is because I want to work for Nintendo one day.” More specifically, he wants to be a Nintendo Animator and has recently started sharing his love for animation on his stream. “I have become one of the few Twitch 3D animators, very niche, but that’s who I am a 3D animator,” he stated.
Nothing Beats A Good LaughThe Loony2unes Channel has so many different elements that makes it a true variety stream. When Lonnie isn’t making his viewers blush from flattery or showcasing his artistic talents, he can be found making them laugh until it hurts. “My absolute favorite part of streaming is when I know I made them laugh,” he confessed. “If I’ve done something and the chat is going bananas… I’m just like, ‘I did it! Got ‘em!’ It feels great, it feels absolutely wonderful.”
Dare To Be DifferentAs proud as Lonnie is of all the gimmicks, he is just as proud of the welcoming, judgement-free environment his channel provides. “The one thing that any viewer can expect when they come to the channel is a safe haven first off,” he described. “The moment you say hello in the channel you are family and you will stay that way.” Loony2unes wants to use what excess positivity he has to help out others. “I see my life as going in a linear path and it is only right that I bring people with me,” he proclaimed.
Animating For CharityDreamscape is loony to be teaming up with Loony2unes for his third Charity Stream to raise money for individuals with physical disabilities. Lonnie will be streaming from 2 pm to 2 am EST on Friday and Saturday, February 12 and 13, for a grand total of 24 hours! For the first time ever, Loony2unes will be creating a 12-hour 3D animation that you do not want to miss! You can play a part in choosing which three-piece Link sword attack Lonnie creates by casting your vote! To quote the famous Porky Pig, “Th-Th-The, Th-Th-The, Th-Th… That’s all, folks!” « PreviousNext »
TayMarie2018 Breaks the Stigma on Dreamscape’s Charity Stream
“Though she be but little, she is fierce!” – William ShakespeareTaylor was diagnosed with Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) and bilateral congenital cataracts at birth, which resulted from being a premature baby. “I was born four months premature and I was one pound and eight ounces,” Muske said. At that point, the baby’s lungs aren’t developed, so they have to be given oxygen. “The high amount of oxygen that they are given either damages your optic nerves or it damages your hearing. It can go either way, and I know people who have both actually,” she continued.
A Smile is ContagiousToday Taylor uses her platform to raise awareness for people with disabilities, but that wasn’t why she started streaming. “I started streaming at the end of 2019 as a way for another income because I am visually impaired myself, and finding a job is horrendous,” Muske described. “It is almost impossible, so I decided to stream and I fell in love with it.” For TayMarie2018, her love for streaming comes from being able to make people laugh and spending time letting loose with friends.
Watch MeMuske is here to break the stigma that blind people can’t play video games. “I might not be good at them, but I can still play,” she laughed. “And make fun of myself for not being good in the process.” Taylor gave some insight into her tips and tricks for playing games while being visually impaired. “Most games I actually play auditorily, like I just play with my ears,” she described. “I have a 27.5-inch monitor for my main monitor, so it’s not small. For [first-person shooter] FPS games I use my ears, and I try to strictly play games that are auditorily focused.”
Overcoming ObstaclesWhen Taylor is not streaming, she still continues to rewrite the narrative of what someone who is visually impaired can or cannot do. “I race 420 sailboats. I started that when I was fifteen, so six years ago,” Muske shared. “I steer and someone else is my eyes.” TayMarie2018 does not let her disability dictate her life. “Transportation is always something that is in the back of my mind because I cannot drive,” Muske explained. “I feel bad about having to rely on others for transportation, and my friends know that they are not going to be there 100% of the time that I need a ride. I had to learn how to take the bus.”
Blind Streamer Hosting 1st Charity StreamTayMarie2018 has chosen to team up with Dreamscape Foundation for her first Charity Stream this Saturday, January 30, starting at 10 am EST. Being visually impaired herself, Dreamscape Foundation’s Mission really hit home for Muske. For her 12-hour Charity Stream, Taylor will be playing some of her favorite games including Among Us, Dead by Daylight and Call of Duty. In addition to the games, Taylor said to expect “a lot of shenanigans. A lot of them.” « PreviousNext »
Serreph is Dreamscape’s Own Guardian Angel for Charity Stream
Guardian AngelMartin, better known by his call name Serreph, is not your typical gamer. To truly understand Brian Martin, you need to understand the story behind the name Serreph. “Whenever I got into executive protection there were a couple instances that happened where I put myself in between the person that we were protecting and the gunfire,” he recalled. “They were like, ‘dude you are like a guardian angel, just like a Seraphim.’” The original nickname was shortened and has stuck with Martin throughout the years.
Taking One for the TeamLiving up to his name, Serreph has no problem taking a bullet for the good of the group. “Whenever I play first-person shooters, I am so bad that I am usually the bait for everyone else. I run out there and put myself out there to get shot while everyone else cleans up the mess behind,” he laughed. For Martin, the whole reason behind gaming is to relax and enjoy yourself. “That is the number one key. It is a game, you are supposed to be having fun,” he explained. “I do rage a lot, but most of the time the rage is for an act. I can’t really let something like that get under my skin. If it truly got under my skin, I would cut it out. Anything that bothers me that bad has got to go.”
Multiple InterestsSerreph’s love of video games is just one of his many interests. “I have always been into a variety of things. I would like to start doing some cooking streams. I would also like to do video editing streams, where I teach people how to video edit,” Martin shared. At 46 years old, Serreph wants to share his experiences and knowledge with others. “That is one thing that I always take away from everything. Every day is a learning situation. Everything is a swap,” he stated.
Dreamscape’s Mission Hits HomeIt comes as no surprise that this jack of all trades has a passion for charities. For Serreph, Dreamscape’s Mission really struck a chord. “I know people that are quadriplegic and paraplegic. I work with people that are partially blind. One of my best friends is an international DJ and he has what is known as Retinitis Pigmentosa, so he is legally blind,” he said. “He can only see shadows in bright light. This man was an inspiration to me for many, many years because he goes out there and DJs by feel,” Martin described.
First Time Charity StreamerDreamscape is ecstatic to announce that we are partnering with Serreph for his first ever Charity Stream this Thursday, January 21 starting at 1pm EST – and ending around 1am EST! Prepare yourself for some lively first-person shooting games, strategic puzzles and a lot of laughs during this 12-hour event. Join Dreamscape and Serreph in raising money to help those struggling with physical disabilities. « PreviousNext »
Prospering Shares His Passion for Dreamscape’s Charity Stream
We have all heard the saying, find something you love to do and you will never have to work a day in your life. Unfortunately for most of us this dream is not a reality, but for Javante Anderson it is. Anderson, better known as Prospering, is a lifelong gamer who turned his passion into a successful career two and a half years ago.
Life is About Balance
Prospering recalled, “In the beginning you really got to buckle down and grow your brand, but also find that balance between educating [yourself], fitness, and eating well. In the gaming industry, or any industry, I believe self-care is extremely important.” Anderson’s positive outlook and don’t give up attitude, as well as his impressive gaming skills has all contributed to his success as a streamer.
The streamer has not only grabbed the attention of fellow gamers, but caught the eye of a very well known company. “I am still currently sponsored by DTS. They are like family to me,” Anderson explained. The company celebrated Prospering’s huge achievement of reaching 10,000 wins in a little game called Fortnite by gifting him a large custom made canvas displaying the gamer with his historic milestone.
WIN, WIN, WIN
In addition to Anderson’s colossal amount of wins, he holds the #1 Ranked Spot for PC Wins Worldwide in Fortnite. “Fortnite is just such a unique and beautiful game in all aspects. It does require a lot of time to put in to play to get a certain hand on it, but once you do put that little bit of time in it is such a beautiful game,” he explained. Prospering also currently holds the #1 Ranked Spot for PC DUO Wins on Fortnite.
Nothing Beats a Smile
If you ask the highly skilled gamer what his favorite part about streaming is you might be surprised by his answer. “My most favorite part is the moments I share with people. The smiles, the laughter, the very unique moments that bring joy to everyone, I love that the most,” Prospering described. This joy is apparent in every single one of his streams and makes Anderson the perfect candidate to host a Charity Stream.
For his second official Charity Stream, Prospering is teaming up with Dreamscape Foundation to raise money for individuals with sensory disabilities. He explains, “If I have ways to give back, I would like to take those opportunities just as much as I would to further myself.” Join Dreamscape Foundation and Prospering for an action-packed Charity Stream this Friday, January 15, starting at 11 am EST. In Anderson’s own words, “I am going to be playing a lot of Fortnite. If anyone else wants to join in, feel free to come get some games in.”« PreviousNext »