Ujjwal Chaurasia, better known to his audience as Techno Gamerz is the man behind one of India’s biggest gaming channels on Youtube. With over 4.61 Million subscribers, Techno Gamerz is the biggest and most popular channel for GTA V content.
Ujjwal plays a lot of games on his channel including the likes of GTA V, Minecraft, and more recently the Resident Evil 3 Remake. His engaging and exciting storytelling style while playing the games have made him a huge success, and he continues to grow his channel every week.
We got in touch with Ujjwal for an interview, so we could get more insight to the man behind the massively successful Youtube Channel. He spoke about his love for the GTA franchise, and also about his favorite type of music, movies, and advice for anyone looking to start a Youtube channel of their own.
Interview With Ujjwal, the man behind Techno Gamerz
Q: As a kid, what was your first experience with a video game? What do you remember most about that game?
A. The first video game I remember enjoying was ‘Snow Bros’, my cousin had invited me to play the game together way back when i was in 3rd standard. I still remember it as being one of the happiest parts of my childhood.
My cousin taught me the controls, and i found it very difficult at first; the game had 50 levels with 5 boss stages. We toiled through to the last stage and defeated the final boss eventually after a few days.
However, my first PC game was the popular GTA Vice City. I hadn’t played any open-world games before that, and it was a blast. The game lets you do everything from driving, to fighting other people and stealing vehicles, and so much more.
Q: How much planning is involved before you put out a video?
A: A lot of planning goes into before putting out any video, but my commentary always takes centre stage, as I want the audience to feel as if they themselves are playing these games.
Q: Getting to the initial milestone of 10,000 subscribers is extremely hard, how long or toughwas this period for you, and what kept you going?
A: Gaining subscribers is obviously the toughest job for a Youtuber at the initial stages of your channel. I maintained a continuous and strict schedule for 4 months, even if i had only a 1000 subscribers.
I didn’t only have a Youtube channel to maintain, I had to also balance school and my institute. A lot of time management was involved, but I stuck to it and eventually gained 10,000 subscribers in 8 months.
Q: How much of your stories are spontaneous while playing the games or do you plan them out beforehand?
A: In the early stages of my channel, I used to do a little bit of planning beforehand, and figure how and what to speak. But, over time, it has become somewhat of a habit, and I do not need to plan much beforehand regarding my commentary.
Now I do my commentary in a way that it is engaging, and everyone call follow along to the story easily.
Q: Since it is extremely important to be entertaining while also being good at the game, do you feel the pressure to play differently than you usually would?
A: No, I don’t feel any pressure at all, because I have always been very talkative as a child, and I tend to speak a lot while playing games as a habit anyway.
People are already familiar with these games I play (like GTA V), and they’ve probably played it for themselves. So they like watching others play, hoping to learn some new tricks along the way.
Gamers generally like to watch other people play popular games, and for the hilarious and relatable commentary of these videos.