My name’s Maricar otherwise known as Captain Murasa, a small-time streamer. Video games have always been a part of my life but I realized some time ago that it has started to become pretty expensive. Not only that, I wanted to retire pretty early in life; mostly just to wake up and play video games. Not only that, I realized that with the advent of the internet, I can make money on about anything. This includes video games! I am hoping that I can show you how while I document this part of my journey.
IT’S ALWAYS ABOUT THE VIDYA
Video games has always been a part of my life. Even to this day I am still up and about playing video games. I started streaming on Twitch in 2015, but stopped because I seriously needed to focus on university. I graduated with a computer engineering degree (also related to me wanting to work for a game company), but despite this dream of working in video games, I decided to enlist in the Naval Reserves while I was in school and later went on full time in the Navy because I was convinced that I wouldn’t be stable making video games for a large company. I wasn’t happy about how mind-numbing it is to go through school, and later work (once I get posted to a shore office that is; I worked in an office before and it was boring!). I later got back into streaming on Mixer in 2018 but I am still limited in how often and when I can stream. I am hoping I can change that.
There were a few things about the video game industry I realized that didn’t sit well with me:
- how increasingly expensive gaming can be
- working as a programmer for a big game company is rather stressful, has ridiculous hours and the conditions suck
- corporate “decisions” that affect the quality of our games
It’s things like this that makes me want to be completely independent. I want to do things on my own time and on my own terms. This might include me making a small-time indie video game!
I’M HERE TO HELP
We gamers have to stick together. I have found that gamers tend to be some of the most friendly, helpful and inclusive people I have ever found (of course there are cesspools, but that’s for another time). Are you stuck in your life running on a treadmill? That’s me, too! Video games aren’t just an end, it’s part of the journey. It’s like going out to save Princess Peach from Bowser; it’s not finding the princess (or that Toad telling you that she’s in another castle) that’s important. It’s the trials and tribulations, numerous lives lost getting to her that’s important.
I hope I can help you guys find the path. You only got one life; let’s find your princess.
THE GOAL OF GAMERS ON FIRE
Games are just more than a past time. They are trials that you can learn from and later transfer into your game of Life.
Become the MVP in your game of Life. In Overwatch, you often hear your favorite heroes screaming that they are on FIRE. No, they’re not really burning, but they are high on the feeling of doing so well. They did something so good that they made a game changing play.
Gamers on FIRE shows you that you can make that Play of the Game.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,
Maricar aka “Captain Murasa”