The worlds weirdest Employment Ad ?
Qualifications: Engaging personality, video game experience.
Duties: Play games, have fun, interact with fans.
Compensation: Free rent, utilities.
Perks: Possible fame.
It probably sounds too good to be true, but it is now an actual opportunity in Albuquerque thanks to a group of local entrepreneurs looking to cash in on the public’s growing interest in watching other people play video games on the Internet. Stream House ABQ has openings for three charismatic gamers who can move in early next year, broadcast their activities online and start building an audience.
Jason Montoya, part of the group launching Stream House, said there is money to be made in this realm, citing the likes of PewDiePie. PewDiePie — real name: Felix Kjellberg — was ranked YouTube’s top-earning personality by Forbes, making an estimated $12 million over the past year “all for providing expletive-heavy commentary as he plays video games.”
Although we believe that to be a bit of an extreme example, it nonetheless bares some truth, people seem to be obsessed with watching other people play.
The Stream House website is a very basic Wordpress install but states :-
Stream House is the “Love of Video Games and Gamers” in physical form. Stream House provides gamers who are passionate about video games free residency in Stream House, in exchange our residents commit to providing viewership meaningful entertainment, that connect to the viewership personally.
I like to play games, can I be a part of Stream House?
Anyone has the chance to be part of Stream House. Stream House selects the best applicants who want to be part of building streaming entertainment. That includes casual gamers, hardcore gamers, e-sport players, anyone that has a passion for gaming, and can host and entertain. Please visit our submission page, and tell us why you should be in Stream House!
But you don’t have to be in the house to participate. Our streamers play with viewership, talk to viewership, and take request/consider request from viewership. Have quarterly events, and weekly giveaways and contest. It just depends what the streamer is up to during the week. Be sure to watch a stream, let them know your there and say hi!
Nothing immediate happening yet but it promises to be big , February 21st 2016 being the first broadcast… Watch this space!