As I originally discussed in my pitch I do enjoy playing video games, I have played quite a few!!!! So I thought to change things up a bit! I have been playing with friends online all the time lately and I thought I would use this to my advantage to change my digital artefact.

I changed digital artefacts as I wasn’t motivated to go and write blogposts. For me to understand the games itself I need to be immerged in the culture of the game. This is why I have chosen to record my gameplay with my friends whilst I play Among Us!

Hufflepuff Gaming

During my beta video I briefly discussed my goals for my new digital artefact however, as you saw I showcased my “gamer aesthetic / intro”. My twitch name / youtube name I will be under will be Hufflpuff as that is my current go to Among Us character name and considering I will be playing Among Us I thought I would brand myself with that as well.

Above is my little icon for my twitch channel / instagram! The name ‘Hufflepuff’ came from me being an obvious Hufflepuff. I used this and my little cute yellow Among Us character to create the aesthetic I have here now.

Hufflepuff Gaming

What have I done so far?

  • I have set up an Instagram page and have posted a few photos
  • Begun learning how to use OBS to stream and record my discord chats (hopefully can livestream on twitch next week)
  • Branded my gaming aesthetic “Hufflepuff”
  • Set up my twitch streaming platform
  • Created an intro and outro for my videos (can be found in my beta video)
  • Created an icon of myself which I will display in my videos so I don’t have to show my face!

I am not really familiar with how to live stream or use OBS at the moment however next week I am going to give it ago and record my friends and I playing! If anyone would like to join in on the fun message me and you can join my Among Us discord sever!

29 thoughts on “Hufflepuff Gaming: Among Us! #BetaProject

  1. Hey Amy! Love the idea and DA change. I also felt the same way about my DA and because I struggled with the lack of motivation I had to change a few things too! I can tell you are really exited to play the game Among Us in your beta video!!

    I think its such a great idea that you are playing with your friends and recording it as well. This will make for some great content. I’ve recently seen a gaming channel known as Funhaus play Among Us and they are actually quite entertaining, so I would definitely recommend checking them out as well if you need any ideas in relation to their editing style and how they stream content! youtube.com/watch?v=RGOPI_Y7P3I (here is a link to one of their videos). Good Luck with everything can’t wait to see what you do with this DA!

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    1. Hey Michaela,

      Thanks for your feedback I really appreciate it! I definitely think changing up my work would just help me find meaning in it. As I mentioned in the video I am a person that learns hands on and it would be great to interact with other communities / people with it.

      Also I will definitely check out your recommendation!

      Thanks so much, I have filmed already but the sound wasn’t recorded probably going to do a gaming session tonight hahaha!

      Have a good day,

      Amy

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  2. Hey Amy! Glad that you’ve changed your project idea to something you are more passionate about. Among us is so popular right now as I play myself almost every night as well with my friends! Among us content is absolutely everywhere right now on basically all social media platforms so streaming on twitch and youtube will be a great idea (as I’m doing this myself for my DA) but will also be very competitive for people to watch your content. (So maybe make special content and try to stand out!!) My only feedback about this post is I’m now a little bit confused what your topic is …? You mentioned that you really enjoyed the week 3 and 10 lecture which was about first person games so are you going to be researching/ experiencing the third person perspective gaming on among us..? (It just feels a little unclear what your goal is – NOT IN A MEAN WAY!! 😦 ) I also am doing gaming this semester and my Beta is also Live streaming on twitch but I’m doing a different game 🙂 I’d love to follow you on Instagram (but nothing came up when I searched you up) So if you could follow my gaming account @tawreiz on Insta, I’d love to help you set up OBS and twitch as well as possibly doing collab so that we can combine our viewers 🙂 !! (Only if you’re interested of course)

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    1. Hi Tori,

      Thank you for your feedback! In my video I gave an example to why I liked the week 3 and week 10 lectures. I knew that FPS had nothing to do with it but there were other topics that I liked in those lectures that I wanted to focus on. The part about FPS definitely made me think ooo I wonder if I could play a game for my digital artefact!

      Also I’ve had links to my instagram on my wordpress page they seem to be working!

      I have OBS set up but when I tried recording it there was no sound so I’ll play around with it a bit more.

      Thanks,

      Amy

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  3. Hey Amy,
    Firstly, I’d just like to say good on you for changing your idea last minute! Taking advantage of whats going on around you is what a digital artefact is all about. Incorporating graphic design originally was a good move but I agree with you blog posts are just sometimes not our preference. Getting out of your comfort and playing a game in front of an audience is super brave so I look forward to engaging with that section of your DA. In regard to weeks 8 content of Participation and culture. I was most interested in what people like henry Jenkins and Raessens suggest in that play is productive.

    By you focusing your digital artefact on actually playing the game and with friends, you are contributing to this idea. I suggest if that weeks topic interested you, that you focus on that idea and really highlight productivity and why it is! Here is some more research i found from Henry Jenkins that I believe can definitely benefit you. He really focuses on the value of play 🙂

    http://henryjenkins.org/blog/2011/05/shall_we_play.html

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    1. Hi Lauren,

      Exactly I definitely agree with you, I too was interested with henry’s idea that play is productive. I think a lot of tend to believe that gaming is wasting time but its not its immersive and you’re able to have fun whether that’s with friends or online communities the skies the limit with gaming!

      Thank you so much for sending the link! I will definitely check this out.

      Have a good day!

      Amy

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  4. (ruby from the future here – I went on an absolute vent as I was so invested, so I don’t expect you to read this lol)
    Hi Amy,
    Loved this Beta, your enthusiasm and energy is so real I can feel it through my screen! That is the main reason why I think this DA change is such a great choice on you behalf. You can share that amazing energy to others, be doing what you want, and hey you may even help make someone’s day a bit brighter. Among Us right now is sooo incredibly popular, it is like the new world phenomenon, everyone is playing it. No matter the social media platform I am on, I see at the very least one post about the game, so I really think this new DA will be a great one! They say don’t love what you do, do what you love, and that is exactly what you are doing … instead posting it online! I honestly believe this will be a hit.
    However, it does seem that you have not researched into the actual game itself. You have all this information and willing to learn about the platforms you are using but maybe a little bit of research about the game itself will help enhance this project even more! I have found this article on why Among Us is so popular at the moment if you want to have a little read through so you can understand why it is so addicting and why the whole world is playing it! https://screenrant.com/among-us-impostor-streaming-popular-twitch-game-friends/#:~:text=Why%20Among%20Us%20Is%20So%20Popular&text=Because%20it%20is%20an%20engaging,until%20they%20find%20their%20audience.
    To me, it seems as though the world is needing connection right now. If we think about it, through isolation/covid the two apps that have absolutely blown up have been Tik Tok and Among Us. What do these 2 apps have in common? They allow us to easily communicate and access information from all around the world. I know this is off topic for your DA but I just think it truly says something about what the world needs right now … connection. How simple. Overall, I can’t wait to see what you create!

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    1. Hi Ruby,

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. Your feedback is so valuable I will definitely check this out. But 100%, I agree with you the world needs a way to connect and have fun with friends! I do really believe that gaming is one of the ways we can really have fun with people again because we aren’t really allowed to go outside and see anyone because of social distancing but its wonderful to see people game more because of the connectedness it brings!

      Thanks again,

      Amy

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  5. Hi Amy!

    I love you beta! Your videos are filled with so my energy and happiness! I literally loved watching this video! I felt the exact same due to the fact that I struggled with losing motivation as well! I had to change my DA and what I was doing with in it too! Honestly I feel as though your change is for the better, you seem so keen to continue with this new idea! Congratulations and Goodluck!

    I love how you are wanting to play the game and also pay with friends as well!!, I have recently been watching different Youtubers such as Ninja, and KSI do this exact idea too! I would definitely check them out!

    I am so excited to see what you come up with!!!

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    1. Hi Charlotte,

      Wow this is so nice thank you for your positive feedback! I really just wanted to have fun and use this opportunity to understanding the gaming world a bit better. On the plus side I am able to build closer friendships with my friends and also meet new people who join my discord sever.

      I love KSI playing Among Us, he is absolutely hilarious. If you want a good laugh JackSepticEye & PewDiePie’s videos are A++

      Thanks again, I hope your digital artefact goes well! Have a good afternoon.

      Amy

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  6. Hey Amy, I’m loving your new idea and it is clear that you are loving it a lot more too. I think it’s awesome that you have been able to listen to your feedback and switch up your DA now. I cannot say that I know much about streaming, but I was looking into it after reading this post and found this video that seems to lay out all the steps for you, and I hope that it might be helpful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8V4_KU0BK0&ab_channel=Muaaz.
    My only real point to make would be that because the game is so so popular at the moment there are just countless YouTubers and streamers making Among Us content, and it might be a bit hard to stand out in the crowd. So my question is how do you plan to differentiate yourself from everyone else? I might suggest that you look at creating Among Us Hufflepuff themed reels or TikTok content as I have been seeing these story Among Us TikTok’s getting a lot of attention, here is an example https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSQrHob5/. Though of course, this is just a suggestion, overall though super excited to see how your project goes and I can’t wait to watch your videos.

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    1. Hey Alicia,

      Thanks so much for sending me this video! I have got almost everything right for streaming but when we played Monday night there was no sound so I will definitely check that video out.

      Well that is a great question! If my content doesn’t do well on youtube or twitch, I will use my video and put it onto TikTok as that is a great platform for people to view the funniest parts of the stream!

      I just watched the video but omg that was so funny!! I literally couldn’t stop laughing!!! There was another video I am not sure if it was the same user but they got married and they had a wedding etc. They full died together and it was the funniest tiktok I saw about Among Us ahh such quality memes!

      Thanks Alicia and for participating in my digital artefact hehe we’ll schedule a time maybe tonight to play if you are free!

      Have a great afternoon,

      Amy

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  7. Hi Amy, I have been doing Among Us as well for my DA! I decided to change my idea too as I wasn’t interested in doing videos on random games and reacting to them. I haven’t actually played Among Us but I definitely enjoy reacting to the game as it is so funny to watch! I would love to see if you could maybe interact with some non-gamers within your videos and see whether or not they would consider playing in a game with you and your friends? They could join a discord call, and maybe make it into a mini-series? This would be so interesting to watch, similar to what James Charles did with his Among Us video!
    https://qz.com/1911718/how-among-us-became-a-global-video-game-phenomenon/

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    1. Hi Emma,

      Thanks so much for your comment! That’s so awesome that your DA is Among Us as well but being able to react to various gamers would be hilarious considering how funny their content is! You should definitely try playing it because it is extremely fun and not that hard to get the hang of.

      Also I will definitely put a tweet out to see if anyone who has never play would want to play because that’s such a smart idea but it would be pretty funny to watch! I do have heaps of non-gamers who are friends of friends in my discord as well especially when they first play and vent right in front of you, absolutely brilliant!!

      Thank you also for attaching the video of James Charles playing Among Us that literally is the single greatest video I have watched ahahaha! He is absolutely hilarious!!!!

      Hope you have a good afternoon, good luck with your DA!

      Thanks,

      Amy

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  8. Hey Amy! Good on you for changing and adapting your Digital Artefact into something that you sound a lot more excited and motivated to do. When it comes to Digital Artefacts, we need to understand that it is a process that most likely will go through challenges and changes and that is okay. It is a project that we create and need to enjoy otherwise we don’t learn and understand what suits us and what is best.

    I myself have been playing Among Us a lot and it is so addictive!! I’ve never been that big into video and online games much but Among Us really has me hooked. I also have a discord server with friends too!

    You mentioned how you watch Jacksepticeye and PewDiePie play Among Us. I too have been watching Among Us Gameplay of a Youtuber by the name of Toast. You actually reminded me of him as he remained anonymous and never showed his face when streaming and uploading videos for the first few years of his channel. I would definitely recommend watching some of his videos as he post very often and it’s really entertaining.

    All the best!

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    1. Hi Amelia,

      Thanks so much for your comment!

      I definitely agree that Among Us is crazy addictive hahaha! I absolutely love Toast!! His videos are so funny! I definitely think that its been so great to see other gamers collaborate with other youtubers it has been so awesome to watch, especially when Toast & Jack play together its hilarious!!

      Thanks so much for the suggestion, if you ever want to play with us let me know and I’ll invite you to the discord sever!

      Have a great afternoon,

      Amy

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  9. Hi Amy! I think your focus on the game Among Us is a great idea since it has risen in popularity within the last couple of months. Looking at the concept of graphic design, I think you could talk about how the visuals for this game are so basic yet have now been made into all sorts of paratexts such as merchandise, animations, art and much more.

    While watching your beta video, I was a little lost as to what your new overall goal is and what your analytical framework would be. I think you should research the game, explore platforms such as steam and see if t here are any similar games and also talk about how simple first person multiplayer games are so popular. What. makes them popular? Why do we like simple graphics etc.
    Week 8’s lecture would be very helpful as it talks about participatory media culture. Going back to my comment about how quickly it’s become popular and the things that have been made because of it.
    To help with further research into the game, an article published by Wes Fenlon (only one month ago) “How Among Us became so wildly popular” explains the game, its effects on society and general statistics https://www.pcgamer.com/au/how-among-us-became-so-popular/.

    Keep up the good work. I am excited to see where this goes. Also, I am obsessed with Among Us!

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    1. Hi Casey,

      Thanks so much for the feedback! I definitely think I will write about why Among Us has become popular because it is a very important detail into why we even play the game.

      Another comment I received explained how the world needs a form of connectedness and playing Among Us definitely does that especially when you play with friends. It brings the world closer and even when there was a discussion about how playing games is also productive both of these ideas form such a strong foundation for most people who play games we don’t realise it!

      But thank you again and I will definitely look into it more, all of these comments have honestly helped to grasp the concepts a bit better!

      Have a good afternoon,

      Amy

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  10. Hey, Amy!
    It’s fantastic seeing you do a DA which you’re passionate about. I know it was a big decision for you to change what you’re doing, but overall, I think this was a great decision for you.
    I’m sure you’ve seen a variety of YouTubers play Among Us and I would love to see some best moments-style compilations on your channel! If there’s any Among Us gameplay moments which stand out to you a lot then maybe also consider sharing them on TikTok as I know those videos are really popular at the moment. Of course TikTok is not the ideal platform but it might be a good way for your YouTube channel to gain traction.
    I’m a little unclear about your analytical framework in your beta, though I’m sure you have a solid idea of what you mean. It’s so difficult cramming everything in, huh?
    Take a look at the week eight readings from this class, specifically the LaRell Anderson reading! As you’re planning on Twitch streaming I think it might be something you might find interesting. Also, I found this article on growing on Twitch which may be helpful for you: https://www.streamscheme.com/guide-to-getting-more-viewers/
    I can’t wait to see how far this goes. As someone who has played with you and your friends previously, it’s a lot of fun and it’s a very entertaining dynamic that I’m sure lots of people would be able to laugh with. Oh, and I love the intro by the way!
    Keep up the good work, Amy!

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  11. Firstly, the post highlights contribution in changing the pattern of blog writing to adapting Digital Artefact is quite catchy. The transformation clearly shows motive of implementing the past learning from lectures and readings about branding and videography. Secondly, the extent of research about the current trend of game-play with friends and live streaming highlights the backbone of the post. The suggestions made to gamers regarding how to transform from traditional blog writing to making live stream of games seems effective. In addition, streaming games on YouTube and Twitch have made the post to be more engaging and making developments from the previous comments. Learning about the importance of branding and making presentations through intro-video and making icon to make the streaming channel attractive clearly shows the engagement of providing better feedback. However, the way of sharing the experience about 3rd person perspective gaming seemed to be unclear to viewers. Moreover, considering the previous comments, it is advised to improve interaction over Instagram as posts are irregular. I would also like to hear about 3rd person perspective gaming a little more.

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