KEEMSTAR halts production on 'Drone BR' to focus on 'survival' game - Dexerto

KEEMSTAR halts production on ‘Drone BR’ to focus on ‘survival’ game

Published: 28/Jan/2019 18:39 Updated: 28/Jan/2019 18:55

by Virginia Glaze


Popular YouTuber and Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem unveiled his ‘Drone BR’ game in November of 2018 – but he might be taking a step back from the title, as told in a decisive Tweet.

KEEMSTAR published a Tweet on January 28 that revealed a sudden halt to his drone-based battle royale game.

Instead, it looks as if KEEM and his team are set to crank out another genre, altogether, and will henceforth focus on development of a survival title, instead.

“Its official! Today we stopped all production on Drone BR to focus on a survival game,” KEEM wrote. “I spent seven years of my life making shit games for money and was very successful. It’s time to make a game I love, and hopefully, you will love it too. I’m so happy right now!”

This latest update follows the announcement of KEEM’s ‘Drone BR’ game in November of 2018, which was set to release on Steam in spring of 2019.

Drone BR was described as a “last-man-standing, drone piloting shooter” title, developed in conjunction with ProjectorGames.

While no further information has yet been revealed about KEEMSTAR’s upcoming survival game, it isn’t out of the question to speculate that it could have a relatively low price-point; KEEM hinted that Drone BR may have gone as low as $5, with the title taking the majority of its profits from cosmetics and skin sales.

KEEMSTAR, TwitterKEEMSTAR has halted production on his ‘Drone BR’ game to focus on another genre, entirely – survival.

However, KEEM made sure to mention that Drone BR wouldn’t be seeing a mobile iteration – so fans of on-the-go-gaming shouldn’t get their hopes up in regards to this latest update.


Grand master Hikaru challenges Obama to chess match on Twitch

Published: 21/Oct/2020 17:31

by Michael Gwilliam


Chess GM Hikaru Nakamura has issued a challenge to former US President Barack Obama to play a match on Twitch after the success of Alexandria ‘AOC’ Ocasio-Cortez’s Among Us stream.

Like many, Hikaru, who recently became a member of the esports organization TSM, was watching AOC’s legendary Twitch stream on October 20 where the congresswoman competed against Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys and Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo.

Over 420,000 people tuned in to watch the groundbreaking broadcast, prompting Hikaru to take to Twitter in an effort to get in on the sensation of politicians playing games on Twitch.

“Hey Barack Obama – I see AOC on Twitch tonight doing a promotion for voting and playing Among Us with some huge streamers,” the chess GM began, tagging both Obama and Cortez. “Any chance you’d be interested in a chess match to raise funds for the Joe Biden Victory Fund and Act Blue?”

The response to Hikaru’s challenge was mixed by his own followers, with some wondering why the streamer would engage in politics.

“How the f*** do I follow you for chess and I see politics?” one concerned user asked. “I’m surprised as well,” another replied in response.

However, not everyone was down on the challenge. Many of Hikaru’s followers were open to the idea and quote-tweeted the chess GM to encourage the match.

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Hikaru signed to TSM proving chess is an esport.

“Nakamura challenging Obama to a chess game? Wow, this election is getting truly exciting,” one follower wrote with glee.

So far, however, the forty-forth president has yet to reply to Hikaru’s challenge publicly. It is possible that Obama decided to simply slide into Hikaru’s DMs to organize the match, so we should wait and see how this unfolds.

If the battle between Hikaru and Obama does end up taking place, it will be super interesting to see what kind of numbers it would pull on the platform, especially given the recent success of AOC’s stream.