TheDarkCrucible is an up-and-coming streamer and content creator who works primarily on YouTube and Twitch. His work is characterized by a distinct sense of humor, a desire to push the envelope without losing a sense of respect, and also by a desire to create a community.
TheDarkCrucible, also known as Dustin beyond the boundaries of the Internet, offers streams on Twitch and also uploads his adventures to YouTube. Often, YouTube features more edited videos that focus on the highlights of the stream, as well as notable moments from his experiences with games.
The content that this streamer and YouTuber offers is entertaining and focuses on highlighting the beautiful games he plays, as well as the humorous and meaningful moments that happen throughout. However, he tries to go beyond just creating something entertaining. His goal and ambition are to build a strong community that brings people together, rather than just show off his gaming skills or simply focus on the funny moments that happen during streams. He enjoys the work and is committed to making it something special for other people, live streaming as a way to bring people together.
On many occasions, he has also funded games via Kickstarter, including but not limited to: Dungeon Defenders: Awakened, Re: Legend, Mages of Mystralia, Sea of Stars, Kokopa's Atlas, and many more.
He also takes great pride in his game collection, including many Limited Print games from Limited Run Games, PlayAsia, and authenticated signed copies of Kingdom Hearts from many of the voice actors.
His community is focused on having fun and creating a social experience that many people can enjoy. But he always tries to go beyond this and help the community build something transcendent that is meaningful for the members of the group and anyone who happens to stumble upon his videos. While his humor is often challenging and pushes the envelope, the goal is never to offend, though the community is also asked to put an effort not to feel offended if they don't have to. Instead, it centers on inclusivity, diversity, and respect as the guiding principles. The true road to inclusivity is not through artificial rules but through acceptance, understanding, and forgiveness.
This streamer offers a lot of different content. Recently, he has been centering on games like Dead by Daylight, Spelunker HD, The Forest, and Hunt: Showdown. His YouTube channel also offers highlights from his Nexomon games. TheDarkCrucible is sure to be enjoyed by those looking for a relaxed but still respectful environment to have fun, banter, and get to know other people.
You can find Dustin as TheDarkCrucible across platforms. You can follow his streams on Twitch. For the highlights, as well as other videos and content, make sure to check out his Youtube channel. Become part of a community that always tries to have fun and grow together. Making friends and creating strong bonds, as well as just having a good time and enjoying a fair amount of humor, are the main goals of this streamer, so do check out his social media platforms.
We had the pleasure of interviewing TheDarkCrucible. Here are the excerpts from the interview.
Hi, Great to have you with us today! Please tell us about what it is that you do.
Well, online, I am known as TheDarkCrucible across a variety of platforms; however, my real name is Dustin. I live stream with the goal of creating entertaining content.
Please tell us more about your journey.
My journey towards live streaming/content creating has deep roots, and I have played games for about as long as I can remember. However, the most memorable was playing Advance Wars with my brother. Between designing maps and creating our own stories behind them, a small desire was born to want to create and provide entertainment to others.
As I grew up, I discovered my own antics while also finding love in video editing. Many times, I would just throw quick clips together, showing them to my friends at the local game stores while hanging out and having a good laugh!
It wasn't until one of them said one day, “Hey, you create some of the most entertaining videos I've ever seen; why don't you start uploading them?” that is when I seriously started considering content creating as more than just a passion hobby!
What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?
“Success” is a very strong word, and I feel it is way too early to apply. However, I would like to say that I have had some great experiences so far! I have rebranded my channel for what feels like the millionth time with a focus on unique content.
I have worked with many freelancers to get custom music made, hand-drawn overlays, and illustrations, along with partnering with 3Dprintersaur.com to do giveaways of custom gaming items!
I have so much planned that I hope will allow others to join the community we are building and me so that maybe someday I can feel confident enough to say I am successful.
Any message for our readers.
I can promise you this I am not here to influence; I am here for fun, to interact with other gamers, and to build a streaming empire that focuses on the community instead of the next discount code that will tap into your wallet.
If my streams and content aren't for you – that is fine! I just ask for a fair chance in a market where a majority of the top influencers are more focused on their own gains over that of their followers.
Fantastic! So tell us, how can people find out more about you?
I live stream regularly on Twitch and I upload my videos to Youtube.com/TheDarkCrucible.
As time goes on, I hope to establish my own website with its own features, but I still have to strive for that “success” first!!
Thank you so much for giving us your precious time! We wish you all the best for your journey ahead!