|Argie Bee Plays|
|Created by||Darien Brice Dickinson|
|Presented by||Vtuber Flye|
|Voices of||Darien Brice Dickinson|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of series||8|
|No. of episodes||1000 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer||Darien Brice Dickinson|
|Animator||Darien Brice Dickinson|
|Editor||Darien Brice Dickinson|
|Running time||Per game length|
|Production company||Studio RGB-Newt /|
The Fishal Project
|Picture format||1440p (QHD)|
Argie Bee Plays is an upcoming Australian Let's Play web series hosted by Vtuber Flye (an avatar based on the NeonWabbit character Flye; created and portrayed by Darien Brice Dickinson). After initial attempts at getting a Let's Play series off the ground in 2013, including one which would start with the game OXO (EDSAC, 1952) and work up through the history of gaming, Dickinson returned to the idea ten years later, as the technology for streaming and recording gameplay rapidly improved.
The name of the series is derived from combining the term "RGB" with bees - two things which have been used in Studio RGB-Newt branding in the past, and likewise, the bee-inspired phrases "Buzz: On" and "Buzz: Off" cap the beginning and end of each video, respectively.
Each episode of the series showcases a game usually being played in its entirety, a format that is also known as a "longplay". Instead of a webcam feed of a human player in the corner, a half-body Live2D face-tracked avatar of the host, a furred dragon character named Vtuber Flye (also known as Flye Gaming) is displayed, as their actor provides commentary on events of the games through him.
Even though Vtuber Flye is a character being portrayed through motion capture, most vocal reactions to unexpected things such as game glitches, jumpscares, and plot twists are genuine. The episodes are also truncated to exclude most of the downtime moments when nothing of interest is happening, but at the end of each series, most things that do get cut out are still released in a seperate video as "Bee-Roll" (B-Roll).
On a similar vein as with the aforementioned "Bee-Roll", likewise, all episodes open with some preliminary info about the game about to be played before the text "Buzz: On" appears; the word "Buzz" being an allusion to the word "Bee" in the title of the show. To bookend this, the videos close with the text "Buzz: Off" (sometimes with the colon symbol omitted to drive this "stinger" home).
A fictional meta-narrative interwoven into some episodes of the show involve the reason why said "Buzz" turns itself on at the beginning of an episode, and why Vtuber Flye must go and do something to switch it off after an episode. It is implied that the Buzz is a cybernetic bee hooked up to a mainframe which must be forcefully fed footage of video games being played before something "very bad happens".
- Vtuber Flye – voiced and puppeteered by Darien Brice Dickinson in real-time using Virtual YouTuber software like Live2D Cubism and Vtube Studio, Vtuber Flye is considered a seperate character to the Flye character of other NeonWabbit productions, such as Flye 'n' Frie, only sharing their base design (which was created by Hioshiru, and further refined by The-F0X).
- Argie Bee on YouTube