Mystery Tapes Christmas Episode Update

Hey there!

Lately I have been working hard on the Mystery Tapes Christmas Episode! The tapes have been watched, the notes have been taken, and filming happens tomorrow. It’ll be close, but I’m still hopeful that this can come together for a pre-Christmas upload. If not, though, it won’t be the first time a holiday video is late. After that, it’s Polar Express Stream time!

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to find a gingerbread house kit in time for this year. I went out looking for one recently but the store was shockingly gingerbread-bare, and with the post slammed lately I doubt I’ll be able to get one in through the mail in time. So I’m going to try and come up with something else fun for us to do while I play. It’ll be a good time whatever happens!

Other than that, not a whole lot of news to report. Still spending most of my free time in Blender and Unity, slowly trying to piece together something functional. I really need to learn more about 3D character design, but geez. It ain’t easy.

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Julia B

bruh I’ve been trying to get into game development but it’s very time consuming haha(i’ve been able to figure out visual novel-esque stuff but nothing more than that). I’m excited for a new mystery tapes! I just got a ‘new’ vhs player (my og one exploded one day) so now I’m tempted to go get mystery tapes of my own! but I bet there are a lot of duds before you find anything interesting.

If you see this thanks for reading, love your content ❤️


Keep up the good work Ian! I’m always inspired by your work and stoked for the new Mystery Tapes. I’ve been learning unity for a 2D project, and 2D art is hard enough! I cant imagine 3D. Keep going, I’m sure whatever you come up with will be very neat.


Definitely hyped for a new video and the Polar Express stream! It’s always a blast and I’ve no doubt even lacking a gingerbread house we’ll all have tons of fun.


Experimental game dev volgs?


Whether its early or late, I can’t wait to see the newest Mystery Tapes video! Oh man I just got my last gift through the mail just in the nick of time. Hopefully I’ll make it to the Polar Express stream this year.


Have you spoken to JWittz recently? He’s been doing game design sutff and Blender as well! He’s shared some of his stuff on twitter

Big Sicko

I guess I could wait for the video to come out, but I’d rather just ask.
Do the tapes themselves have Christmas type content on them, or is more like a normal mystery tapes episode where you add a bit of your own Christmas flare?
I’ve been feeling pretty nostalgic this season so I’ve been watching youtube compilations of old Christmas commercials and promos. Looking forward to this!


I just walked half a mile in the pouring rain to the store, and they don’t have gingerbread kits in my neighborhood either. Ugh. Oh well, I’ll have to be jolly with something else I guess. Hope you’re inside, warm and dry during this crazy rain!

Thank Jeebus Ian

Ian, you are a human being. You enjoy sustenance. Fantastic.

Human MJ

*Calls it the post* Well, somebody was influenced by Caddicarus a bit after all. In all seriousness though, a late holiday video from you is always a pleasant surprise, kinda makes it feel like the holiday season is a bit longer. Nothing wrong with some more positivity in the world 🙂

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