As the first season of Max Hyperdrive will prooobably be out by the end of this year, I thought I’d let everybody know what’s required of them if they want to appear on the show.
The format has changed drastically (for the better) but it has also added a certain amount of complexity.
- To appear as a contestant in the first season, you must be able to stream on the GLA channel. Remember, streamer applications are always open. I’d rather people didn’t apply solely to appear on MOE, but I probably won’t make any such rule. This is because the Final Showdown now constitutes a downloadable challenge which the contestant must play live on stream.
- This also means that (although it’s not 100% essential), it would be ideal for the contestants to be able to do group streams via google hangouts. Luckily, me and moogle (and by that, I mean moogle and moogle) have worked out a technique that is easy to set up and doesn’t have any issues with the quality of stream for the viewers, participants or streamer. The only caveat is that it requires two streaming programs to be open at once, as well as a copy of virtual audio cable. At some point I will make a quick howto post on this blog.
- I will be bringing back the mental\puzzle type final showdowns as well (which everyone will be able to participate in) but not right now. It’s too much overhead and would delay the programme even more.
- You will have the option of drawing your own character as well as using a premade one. Not only are drawing skills not required, they are actively discouraged. If your performance as a guest is entertaining, I might work out a way to incorporate you into the show as a recurring character. Not sure how that’s all going to work though, I haven’t actually animated anything yet.
Now, I have some opening sequence editing to do. CATCH YOU ON THE FLIPSIDE