OCTOBER 8TH UPDATE: Due to scheduling issues, Jackbox Party Pack 4 will NOT be showcased on GamePlay for this month, and our main gaming livestreams (TS2019 and JBPP5) have been pushed to Friday nights at 7PM Eastern.
Man, it's been 5 years since The SFC Group was first founded, and for this October, we want to make this our best anniversary month yet!
We've come a long way from just a simple website and a very tiny following back when we first started in October of 2013, and now with over 1,500 followers, over 300 videos in our ever-growing library, increased work talent behind the scenes, and increased quality in our content, there are no signs of us slowing down.
So to start off the month of October, we're going to list 5 ways we'll be celebrating this momentous occasion, to help increase our following, and to get our fans excited!
So without further ado, let's begin:
1. Throughout the month of October, we will be offering our archived content to our Patreon supporters for the first time!
Did you know that we actually produced videos back in early 2014, before we jumped to YouTube a year later? Yes, we really did, and our incredibly small following at the time watched them. Unfortunately, these videos haven't seen the light of day in years since we started our YouTube channel back in February of 2015.
But now for the first time in almost 4 years, we're bringing most if not all of our archived content (including now taken down YouTube videos) back to the public's eye, in the form of The SFC Group Archives, available exclusively to our Patreon supporters!
Throughout the month of October, we will be pushing out (in chronological order) the majority of our old video content from 2014, and some of our now taken down YouTube content from 2015, to our Patrons only via both our Patreon page and our Community Discord's Patrons-only section, where you can access them in all of its original glory (although some will contain edits to ensure it fits our current standards).
So don't hesitate; consider supporting us on Patreon for just $1 or more per month to get access to our pre-YouTube past:
2. The SFC Group is now on Mixer!
First, we began livestreaming on YouTube, then on Twitch, and now we're heading into Microsoft's livestream platform: Mixer!
After we saw promising results of our recent Planet Coaster livestream (see live recording on YouTube and Twitch here), we've decided to bring back our gaming livestreams. However, unlike our previous attempts (SFC Live on YouTube and GamePlay Live on Twitch), our main gaming (and special) livestreams will be broadcasted simultaneously on all three live platforms we're on: YouTube, Twitch, and of course, Mixer, via restream.io. All of them will be broadcasted at matching low latency (usually about 5-10 seconds).
But that's not all: Thanks to a suggestion by Penrose Films, we will be hosting gaming session streams (gaming livestreams without voiceovers and usually unscheduled) exclusively through Mixer FTL (Faster Than Light), instead of Steam broadcasting, allowing our viewers to experience the multiplayer action with us with practically zero latency!
If you want to get notified of these Mixer-only streams, follow us on Mixer today (link below) or join our Community Discord and get notified of them as well under #gaming-sessions (in the Gaming category).
Follow The SFC Group on Mixer today:
3. A Train Simulator 2019 Gaming Livestream!
As if getting onboard with Mixer wasn't enough, we're doing two gaming livestreams this month!
For our first gaming livestream, scheduled for Friday, October 12th at 7PM Eastern/6PM Central/12AM UK, we will be showcasing the next edition of Dovetail Games' Train Simulator, LIVE on YouTube, Twitch, and Mixer! We'll mainly be showcasing the bundled routes Soldier Summit + Salt Lake City, Rhine Railway + Frankfurt High Speed, and Portsmouth Direct Line, along with some other fun offerings, with a brief Q&A at the end.
4. A Jackbox Party Pack 5 Gaming Livestream!
A week following our TS2019 stream, on Friday, October 19th at 7PM Eastern/6PM Central/12AM UK, we will be showcasing the latest in the Jackbox party pack series, Jackbox Party Pack 5, LIVE on YouTube, Twitch, and Mixer! We'll be showcasing the five party games included: You Don't Know Jack: Full Stream, Split the Room, Mad Verse City, Patiently Stupid, and Zeeple Dome, followed by a brief Q&A at the end.
And starting on the second week of October, GamePlay will be returning with playthroughs of Jackbox Party Pack 3 (among other games we won't disclose yet) during this month!
5. A 5 Year Anniversary Special Livestream!
Finally, to wrap up our 5 year anniversary celebration month, we will be broadcasting a special livestream on Saturday, October 27th at 7PM Eastern/6PM Central/12AM UK on YouTube, Twitch, and Mixer, discussing about our 5 year history, along with showcasing our various content from our past (including clip compilations), followed by a Q&A at the end (yes, for the third time in this blog post).
So that about wraps up our plans for our 5 year anniversary month. We're very excited to celebrate this momentous occasion with lots of fun stuff (mostly gaming) abroad, and we hope you'll stick with us for years to come with the new changes coming very soon!
But for now, thanks for taking the time to read this post, and as always, peace out. ;)