Who is Ryan?
'8-BitRyan' is the 'YouTube' channel of British gamer Ryan. A former drum instructor, he began his gaming career along with his gamer friend Bazamalam. When their plan of launching their video game failed, the two created the channel to share their passion for indie horror games. The channel earned a massive fan base in the subsequent years, making Ryan and Bazamalam one of the most popular gamer pairs in the community. Ryan then decided to create his solo channel. Soon, he launched '8-BitRyan.' Similar to the collaborative channel, Ryan’s solo channel, too, hosts horror gaming content, especially content related to 'Five Nights at Freddy's' (FNAF), 'Geometry Dash,' and other horror games. Ryan’s solo 'YouTube' channel has almost double the number of subscribers on his collaborative channel.
Rise to Fame
Ryan worked as a drum instructor before he began his career as a 'YouTube' gamer. He always had an interest in online games, mainly those of the horror genre. Ryan turned his passion into a source of earning and created a collaborative 'YouTube' channel. He teamed up with his fellow gamer Bazamalam and launched the channel named '8-BitGaming' in August 2013. The channel is a horror gaming channel and sometimes posts Q&A videos with a touch of comedy. Initially, Ryan and Bazamalam played the indie horror game 'The Midnight Man.' However, they later transitioned to playing and creating content related to high-edited gaming videos. The channel features video series such as '8-BitGameTime' and 'Indie Smash.' It also hosts game analyses. The channel has now acquired more than a million subscribers and millions of views.
Ryan's second 'YouTube' channel was a solo venture. Launched in March 2015, under the title '8-BitRyan,' the channel primarily hosts indie horror game videos. Ryan mostly posts content related to ‘FNAF,’ a point-and-click survival horror video game developed and published by Scott Cawthon, and 'Geometry Dash,' a series of five video games published by Sweden-based developer Robert Topala's 'RobTop Games.' The videos on Ryan's solo channel are known for their crisp editing, which makes the gaming experience more enjoyable for the viewers. He sometimes posts Q&A videos and other non-gaming videos, especially when he achieves a milestone as a 'YouTube' gamer. The first video on the channel to reach a million views was 'IS THIS TOO EMOTIONAL!? Happy Wheels #3,' published on December 11, 2015. Currently, '8-BitRyan' has over two million subscribers.
'8-BitRyan' has an evil alter ego known as 'Ryan.Exe' that rarely appears in Ryan's videos. It was featured at the start of the 29th episode of the video series ‘Happy Wheels.' Before Ryan and Bazamalam launched their channel, they had a plan to start a horror game of their own, but things did not work out. They were not sure of how to promote the game on 'YouTube.' Hence, they started '8-BitGaming.'
Ryan's "tweets" have earned him over 102 followers, while he has around 59 thousand followers on 'Instagram.' The '8-BitRyan' line of merchandise is available on 'fanfiber.com.'
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Family & Personal Life
Ryan was born on June 24, 1994, in West Midlands, England. He dressed up as one of the ‘FNAF’ characters to participate in a charitable marathon for the 'St. Jude's Children Research' hospital. Ryan once went skydiving along with his 'YouTube' partner, Bazamalam, and two other "YouTubers," namely, Dawko and Razzbowski.
Ryan's ‘YouTube’ partner Bazamalam's real name is Ryan.
Ryan has extreme ear piercings and always wears chunky black rings.