🌸🌱 Embrace ANZ’s Blossoming Talents with DreamHack’s Blooming Creators! 🌱🌸
As spring paints Australia with vibrant colours, we’re all set to revel in the stories of emerging talents through our Spring Showcase. 🌼🌟
Delving into the lives behind the screens is always a delightful journey. Today, we’re thrilled to introduce you to BrySuperSaurus, who’s stepping into the limelight as part of our Springtime Showcase. With a background rich in filmmaking, acting, and comedy, BrySuperSaurus brings a unique blend of talents to the streaming world. With an infectious ability to bring smiles, BrySuperSaurus has found his creative haven in streaming, melding his diverse talents into a uniquely designed space. You might even recall catching his insightful panel at this year’s DreamHack, where he, alongside other panelists, shared tips on creating and nurturing vibrant communities for streamers.
We’ve had a chance to ask him a few questions, and his responses are as insightful as they are entertaining! Take it away, BrySuperSaurus!
How did you first get into gaming and streaming?
I have a background in filmmaking, acting and comedy and streaming is the best of those all put together! I’ve always loved trying to make people laugh and streaming is a really good way to do that regularly whilst being in an environment that you’ve designed yourself.
Could you describe your streaming style?
I pride myself on being a silly goose on stream! I’m mainly just a chatting streamer and really love to come up with unique and interesting ideas that I haven’t seen before or I think will be fun to try! The regular day-to-day stream has a real “party” vibe where we all hang out, tell silly jokes and vibe but I also love developing big event streams like creating an entire Late Night talk show, shot in a studio with guests or creating my own version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire called Who Wants To Be A BRYllionaire. I love being creative and coming up with the silliest version of an idea!
What obstacles have you faced along the way, and how have you worked to overcome them and grow your channel?
The biggest obstacle for me is the life/stream balance and the time it takes to have a good and consistent stream. There’s a lot of pressures that come from streaming that make it feel like you need to constantly be working, hustling and grinding but people come to your stream because they like your personality and if “streaming” becomes your personality then you can start to lose yourself a bit. Balance your life, don’t stay up all night every night editing shorts, stream one less day per week, go and touch grass (but actually go do that) and remember to drink some bloody water ya dingus.
“My best advice is to always write down your 3am ideas but don’t always trust them. My latest 3am idea was: “if I get x-amount of subs, I’ll run for prime minister”. I don’t want to be prime minister lmao what if I win?! Pog minister.”BrySuperSaurus
How do you interact with your viewers and foster a positive and engaging community on your channel?
Building a community, in my opinion, is another way of saying “how do you make new friends?” And for me, I do this by trying as best I can to ask about how people are going and be genuinely interested in the things they’re doing. I encourage everyone to share their latest news in the chat or the discord and I’m always super stoked when I see chatters returning to my stream because my stream is essentially a party and it’s exciting when people come to your party!
What are your aspirations for your gaming streaming channel?
My aspirations are less gaming focused and more “event” focused. I’ve done one episode of my Late Night Talk Show (called The ToBRYt Show) and I’d eventually love to do more episodes of that! Maybe one day I could do it at a convention in front of a real live studio audience and stream it the way that it should be streamed! I’d love to start making edited content and have that connected to my stream in a way that feels fresh and not cookie-cutter.
(Who thinks BrySuperSaurus should bring The ToBRYt Show to DreamHack? 🙋♀️)
Can you share a standout or memorable gaming moment from your streaming journey so far?
I’m so bad at choosing clips but here’s some funny ones:
1: Getting too scared from Mortuary Assistant and installing it.
2: Learning that a pony is NOT the word for a baby horse.
3: Collab with Elysa where I showed off my new fish flops which she did NOT like.
How do you manage your time between streaming, personal commitments, and possibly work or studies?
I’m incredibly lucky in that I work from home and I’m able to spend a lot of time focusing on being a dad instead of going out and doing a 9-to-5 in an office, so that helps the balance. But recently I kind of came to the realisation that I need to give myself as little things to stress about in life as possible and just focus on being a dad and a husband. I still work and stream but with a 5 month old baby – there’s nothing more important to me than having a bond with her and supporting my wife as best I can. So there are some weeks where I don’t turn on my computer until I’m about to go live and that’s totally okay. I’ve been giving myself a lot more time to just hang out and relax instead of always feeling like I need to be editing or prepping or creating new stream features etc. I’ve been giving myself a break a little bit and it’s helping my stream because I’m able to have a lot more fun when I’m less stressed!
Have you collaborated with other streamers or content creators?
Collaborations are one of my favourite things to do! There’s nothing like doing a fun collab with a good friend that you have great chemistry with and vibing for a few hours!! Myself and fellow streamer Elysa stream together all the time and we have a blast! We’ve done challenges together (like ordering each other dinner), done QnA’s together and even done a Twitch sponsored collab too! In terms of finding people to collab with, I always find I tend to collab best with people I have a rapport with already but this year I would go branch outside of my usual circles a bit!
Could you share some details about your streaming setup and the tech you use to ensure a smooth and high-quality stream?
Probably the most interesting BTS thing is I have two little robots called SwitchBots attached to my sit-stand desk that are controllable by chat. If chat wants my desk up – they can redeem a channel point and make it happen! If they want it down – they can do that too. I basically have no control over my desk while I’m live! This is done by linking the robots to an IFTTT trigger and linking that trigger to a program that is linked to my twitch channel points. I hope that makes sense?! Message me if you want more details on how to set that up haha. I also have RGB lights in my background that are controllable by chat too.
How important do you think it is for streamers to give back to their community and beyond?
I’ve hosted all sorts of events from Streamathons and 24 hour streams to IRL meet ups and literally getting married on stream! It’s really cool to do special things that your community and friends can get involved in! I’ve taken part in charity streams and events and I think it’s one of the most heart warming and fulfilling things to see what a community can do when there’s a task at hand!
A big shoutout to BrySuperSaurus for joining us on this journey! To catch his streams, be sure to tune in on Tuesday & Thursday 5pm-8pm AEST. 🌱✨