ThumbstickMafia is dedicated to supporting and promoting diverse women in gaming – we’re happy to introduce a spotlight to gamers, content creators, streamers, developers and members of the industry.
Today’s Spotlight is on: CypherofTyr: Gamer, Badass and #INeedDiverseGames creator.
How did you get into to content creating / broadcasting?:
I started streaming because of Dragon Age Inquisition. I got it for the PS4 and wanted to try streaming, so there you go.
What is your posting / streaming schedule like?
I’m trying to stick to Tuesday/Thursday/Saturdays. I don’t have a set time yet but I need to make one. I’m usually streaming by 11am on Tuesday and Thursday, by 2pm at the latest on Saturdays.
What game was the most difficult for you to complete on stream and why?
Witcher 3, the end boss was a bit of a pain to defeat and I was nervous playing on stream.
What game or game type would you recommend to a new gamer?
That would depend on what they want to play. If they like RPG’s I’d go with Dragon Age or Mass Effect. For shooters, I’d say Rainbow Six Siege, other recommendations would depend on favored genre.
How do you choose which games to cast?
Usually what suits my mood. Lately I’ve been trying to stick to a theme or set game. Tuesdays will be Unravel until I beat it, Thursdays are determined by twitter poll and Saturday is Desperately romancing Sera.
What is your end goal with streaming?
To have fun with it, if I get partnered great, if not oh well. I’d like to grow the audience but that means streaming probably every day and I’m not ready for that.
Advice for women now coming into gaming / streaming culture?
Pick a game you like, stream at your own comfort level if that means no cam, just voice over. Get relaxed, pick a game you can play with little effort. GET MODS in your channel, both human and bots. Talk to other women streamers but find your own voice for it. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t get high numbers right off the bat. Your audience will grow with you. Make sure you pay attention to whose in your streams, who comes by, interact with your chat either verbally or by talking in chat with folks. Don’t be afraid to block and ban!
What other projects are you working on?
Going to the Game Developer conference, writing a few things, incorporating I Need Diverse Games into a non-profit. Trying to stream more on the INDG side and get devs to come into chat.
Interests outside of gaming?
Sci-fi and fantasy reading, fan-fic, traveling, would love to do cosplay but I can barely hem pants.
Anything you’d like to add?
Have fun with streaming, if it’s not fun to start and you get into it for sponsorship or other reasons then it will never be fun but a chore.