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I love text let's plays. They're a lot less common than they should be -- especially for indie games.

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One of my biggest fears for my most recent game was that it was too dialogue-heavy to be "streamer-friendly". Let's players and streamers for text-heavy games seem to be such a niche thing and I wish there were more of them. :(

Edit: Oops nevermind. I misunderstood what text LPS are
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You know, while I've done a number of written LPs for games I know very well, it just never really occurred to me that I could have written LPs for games on RMN. Like, even in reference to my own stuff. Probably the closest I've come is this?
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I'm not really sure what you mean by a text Let's Play... like, a series of blog posts written as someone plays through the game? Do you have a good example?
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I'm not really sure what you mean by a text Let's Play... like, a series of blog posts written as someone plays through the game? Do you have a good example?


They used to be more popular, but you can still find them here and there. Here's an example on a site that catalogs a lot of them.
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I'm not really sure what you mean by a text Let's Play... like, a series of blog posts written as someone plays through the game? Do you have a good example?


I have eight examples. XD
-Marrend Plays Suikoden 3!
-Marrend Plays Suikoden 4!
-Marrend Plays Suikoden 5!
-Marrend Plays Suikoden!
-Marrend Plays Suikoden 2!
-Marrend Plays Xenogears!
-Marrend Plays World of Xeen!
-Marrend Plays Heroes of Might and Magic 2!
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OH, okay! I had totally forgot these existed... I remember reading some pretty fun ones about Final Fantasy back in the day, that had a lot of personal commentary & development history alongside them.

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I have eight examples. XD


dang, you've been hustling >_>
I sometimes prefer them over walkthroughs or videos since I don't have to play "where am I at" or constantly seek through a video. I can just scroll down til I see a screenshot roughly where I'm at.
I find they're great depending on your state of mind! It's easier to take breaks or multitask with text LPs for me, to be inspired, they're often wittier or have a more guided, intentional direction than a video let's play, it's a pretty different experience overall... And one that's more accessible to produce as well, since you don't need recording gear or powerful software to record and edit videos!

I would be delighted to see more stuff like that on RMN. I tried Text LPing craze's commonplace book entry but imgur screwed up the image order. I wonder what's a simple solution for saving screenshots and writing on the go. Saving them as files on a folder rather than directly ctrl+v-ing them in a document sounds like a pain.
Maybe I should give doing text LPs a shot. They are really useful for developers.
Hmm, I've never seen a text LP. It does slightly defeat what I enjoy most about LPs, either putting them on the background while doing other things or falling asleep listening to them.
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