Humble Beginnings: Why I Created New Game+
I’ve been a gamer my entire life.
I consume self-help content.
I’m a blogger.
I like helping others.
And, I want to be known for something.
So, why not make something out of what I’m interested in?
And that’s why I created New Game+.
What’s New Game+?
New Game+ is a brand that I want to gradually build up in my free time for the foreseeable future. Currently, New Game+ has only this Medium publication: New Game+ Magazine.
My vision for New Game+ is to not only have this Medium publication, but to also have other products, which include (but are not limited to):
Heck, if the opportunity comes, perhaps New Game+ could also make video games. That’s a stretch, but it’s certainly a possibility.
Through New Game+, with the contributions of family, friends, and perhaps even followers, I aim to not only provide relevant gaming content for you, the gamers, but to also share wisdom that is helping me in my professional and personal life.
There are many people in the world who strive for more in life, and are gamers like myself and yourself.
The problem is that many tend to struggle at taking the first steps towards doing and becoming more.
Perhaps it’s a lack of motivation. Maybe a lack of resources? Or even a lack of support?
What if I told you that you can strive for more and realize your dreams, while still enjoying what you love the most: video games? What if you were a part of a community of like-minded people who connect, help, support, and even play video games with each other?
I want to share my journey towards achieving my goals and build that community with, and for, you.
I want to help you achieve your own goals and success, while still being the gamer that you really are.
How the Idea of New Game+ Started
One day this year, I felt a little empty.
I remember it clearly: it was a sunny, bright, warm day in San Francisco.
My right foot, which was sporting size 11 “fake vans” of a tannish-beige color and round white laces, was laying rest on top of a raised concrete platform. I pondered over something while staring down into my phone through my turquoise-blue sunglasses.
I had an idea: I wanted to create something.
As a writer, all I had was my blog. I wanted to create more and be more. I wanted to build a strong personal brand dedicated to helping others achieve their goals.
I wanted to lead by example and become a role-model for those who are just as ambitious as I am. Those who are interested in the same hobbies as I am.
At the time, I was (and still am) consuming self-help and business content in the form of books, blogs, and podcasts. Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income brand really resonates with me, because Pat Flynn is doing exactly what I want to do. He’s:
- Building a strong and extremely profitable brand through his blog and podcast
- Helping others; in his case, helping others build additional streams of passive income
- Writing books
- Giving speeches in front of large audiences
If entrepreneurs like Pat Flynn can pursue such ambitious goals, why can’t I do the same thing? If I do so, I can not only make a name for myself, but I can also connect with and provide value to many other people around the world.
And that’s exactly what I want.
It was then when I had the idea to start with a Medium publication. Just to get my name and content out there right away.
But the idea wasn’t just for my own benefit. I wanted to get my friends and family into the project too. Maybe with this project, I can not only provide value to others around the world, but also help my friends and family get their personal brands out there.
New Game+ is probably my first real side project. And it’s one that I envision will turn into a brand that all gamers around the world will eventually know about.
What To Expect From New Game+
As I had mentioned earlier, I want to create multiple products out of the New Game+ brand. But, like any other brand, you have to start somewhere first and build on it.
And it all begins with this Medium publication. This is the first step in what I hope will be a valuable brand for gamers.
The current tagline of New Game+ is:
The new gaming brand dedicated to helping fellow gamers achieve their goals, while still enjoying what we love the most: video games.
My cousin (@Jinkuro) and I will regularly contribute to this Medium publication for your entertainment and benefit. We may also occasionally have other friends and family contribute, too. We will be writing reviews for video games and gaming products, writing gaming stories, and also writing self-help content that can benefit you in life.
And the best part? It will be catered towards you: the gamer. Since we, the New Game+ team, are gamers as well, we believe we know how to write quality content that will resonate with you.
I am also exploring the idea for Medium subscribers to occasionally contribute guest posts on this Magazine (upon the article’s approval). If you think that would interest you, please feel free to tweet us @NewGamePlusHQ! We’d love to hear what you think!
Given enough traction with the Magazine, we will continue to build out the brand by not only writing more content, but also working on more products on the side. More specifically, a website/blog and a podcast is next in the pipeline for New Game+.
But we do need your help in order to build this brand.
While we feel that we have great and valuable content to share with you gamers, we can only grow so much if the same audience is consuming our content. If you ever find value in what we write on this Magazine, please feel free to share and recommend our posts and/or publication with your friends and followers!
As an early subscriber, we truly appreciate your engagement with our Magazine so far and in the future. We’re glad to have you as one of our first subscribers!
We look forward to creating quality self-help and gaming content for you, gamers!
New Game+: The new gaming brand dedicated to helping fellow gamers achieve their goals, while still enjoying what we love the most: video games.