Ever since I was a child I've always been obsessed with video games. Yes, even the really bad ones... Sometimes, I've found, the worst games I've heard people describe are the games I truly enjoy!
A couple years back I decided I wanted to share what I loved with people, I just didn't know exactly how to do it at the time. Streaming wasn't as popular or as simple as it is now - it was also made much more difficult by the fact that I was using an iMac (I believe it was a 2009 model.) and streaming software for Mac at that time, without a massive price tag was virtually unheard of. Granted, there were one or two workarounds you could use that wouldn't cost you a dime - they just barely worked, if at all. Although, just about nothing I just wrote out is really pertinent to the current topic other than some semi-relevant points.
I love playing video games, I love sharing my experiences with others, what do you get when you combine the two? You get streaming!
The overall aesthetic direction I chose to take on this particular work was profoundly influenced by two things; space and pixels! I've been obsessed with both since I was a child (yes, much like gaming in general!)
Space: Space is the virtual unknown! It's mysterious, dark but light at the same exact time.
Pixels: I've been playing video games since I was very young - games like Final Fantasy and Mother (Earthbound). The fonts and overall visual representation of these games were always stunning to me, even today.
Combination: Put these two together and you get the end result here! I used space as a repetitive aesthetic flow through the larger imagery and pixel font-faces/icons throughout the rest.
In the end, I'm the type of person that never considers something truly complete until it is, in fact, complete. Which begs the question, "Will you ever settle on your Twitch layout?" and the answer to this is incredibly simple, No.