Pinoy-made PC game "Good Knight" has been getting a lot of love from its fans ever since its Early Access release on Steam.
What its chief designers Alex Valdez and Zaid Al-Shaheed weren't expecting, however, was how it would bring the Philippine VTuber community together in their enjoyment of its challenges.
So far, around 64 Filipino VTubers have played "Good Knight" on their Twitch and YouTube platforms. In gratitude, Valdez and Al-Shaheed have compiled their reactions to the game's hellish difficulty in a video.
"The game's passionate community unexpectedly became the home for a lot Philippine VTubers," said Valdez. "A lot of our audience got into Philippine VTubers. So much, in fact, [that] people are calling our game a gateway to the Philippine VTuber community."
"Good Knight's" popularity with local VTubers has led to an intermingling of the "Good Knight" and VTuber communities.
Valdez himself knew little about VTubers until they began expressing interest in "Good Knight."
"The Good Knight community and the VTuber community share a lot and they're extremely wholesome," he said.
For those unfamiliar with the concept, a Virtual YouTuber, or VTuber, is an online content creator who uses a computer-generated character to interact with and entertain their audience.
VTubers first gained the world's attention in 2016 thanks to Japanese VTuber Kizuna Ai. Ever since, VTubers have exploded in popularity all over the world—including the Philippines.
VTubers play a lot of video games for their fans' viewing pleasure. With its extremely challenging nature, "Good Knight" elicits a range of entertaining reactions from those who try it, making it a great game to watch your favorite VTuber play.
"Good Knight" is a mashup of various genres, including bullet hell, puzzle, shooter, and arcade. The result? A game any casual gamer can pick up, but that will challenge even the most grizzled gaming veterans. It's steeped in Filipino mythology and culture as well, which is a nice bonus.
—MGP, GMA News