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Real Name Steven Goates
Usernames/Aliases Ridgedog, Ridge, RidgeAround
YouTube Channel YOGSCAST Ridgedog
Gender Male
Nationality American
Current Member? Yes
Working at YogTowers? No
Occupation YouTube Content Producer at Yogscast Ltd, Creations Manager/Producer at Yogscast Ltd
Partner Sarah (Kaz)
Catchphrase "This is the HMS Ridged for Her Pleasure."
"This is the HMS Ridged for Her Pleasure."
Steven Goates, under the username Ridgedog, or simply Ridge, is the former leader of the VoxelBox and a member of the Yogscast staff who joined the team in January 2012. Rigdedog has appeared in a number of Yogscast videos, the first of which was in a Testificate Golf Course map made by the Voxel Box.

Ridgedog has starred as a referee in the Survival Games, The Walls, and the Crown Conquest games played by the members of the Yogscast and other notable YouTubers.

Ridgedog has also played the villain on Martyn's Christmas ADVENTure, the Grinch. As well as appearing during the 2012 Christmas Livestream, notably when he took the stream on 29th December, playing Kerbal Space Program.

Ridge has made multiple appearances among both Sips and Sjin's Voltz series and Lewis, Duncan, and Simon's series.

Ridge was previously responsible for planning Shadow of Israphel but recently changed to being responsible for the everyday Yogscast videos. He finds mods, adventure maps and indie games for Yogscast members, mainly Simon and Lewis, to play. He often does this on his livestreams.[1] He is also responsible for running the Yogscast's multiplayer servers.


Ridgedog oversees all stages in the creation of The Yogscast’s Minecraft videos, with a strong emphasis on the “Shadow of Israphel” series, of which he is the Lead Producer. He first became involved with the Yogscast after his role as Lead Developer of the award-winning adventure map “Deep Space Turtle Chase”. Ridge used to run the renowned Minecraft community “The VoxelBox” and acted as Lead Admin since it was founded in October 2010 until Mar 10, 2013 after he transfered the ownership to voxelbox member Ciscog33k. You can find the article here.


  • "Those trees are free to leaf whenever they choose"
  • "I think i'm going to check and see if I can get lucky with an enchanting table real quick"
  • "I mean i'm going to get lucky I just it just takes some time, some doing, persistence"
  • "Rubber how are you made, smelting, furnace, extractor, nooooooo"
  • Charged creeper up ladder. Ridge goes up ladder.* Ridge: "Hey look, there's two of them!" *Blows up*
  • "This is the HMS Ridged for Her Pleasure."
  • "Duncan I need help. Antimatter explosives as fast as you please. This will eat the world."


  • Ridge's page on the VoxelWiki can be found here.
  • According to his Steam Profile, Ridgedog is secretly Um_Bongo.
  • Ridgedog holds his own livestream, comically named "Ridgearound". He livestreams on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2pm MST. Ridge also holds a bonus stream on either Saturday or Sunday (also at 2pm MST). His livestream can be viewed here:  
  • He read a dramatic version of "Barbie Girl" on a livestream found here.
  • He lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • He is often logging onto servers and if he interupts a person's recording they sometimes say 'A wild Ridgedog appeared'
  • He is a great animator and artist as shown in his video seen here
  • He uses Tumblr often and has participated in fan roleplaying sessions, roleplaying as himself. His Tumblr can be found here:
  • Ridge would rather have a tail than horns because he thinks he is tall enough already.
  • Ridge lives with a woman named Kaz. Kaz is 5 foot, 1 inch tall.
  • Ridge went to Minecon 2013 cosplaying as his Minecraft character.
  • He has a dog called Daisy.
  • Ridge is over 6 foot tall.
  • When Ridge was a kid, he knocked 3 of his teeth out in an accident.
  • Ridge is currently in a relationship.



The Yogscast
Members: Simon Lane (Honeydew), Lewis Brindley (Xephos), Hannah Rutherford (Lomadia),
Duncan Jones (Lalna), Paul Sykes (Sjin), Chris Lovasz (Sips),
Liam J. MacKay (Nilesy), Joakim Hellstrand (Rythian), Zoey Proasheck (Zoeya),
Martyn Littlewood (InTheLittleWood), Sam Thorne (TheStrippin), John Cochrane (HybridPanda),
Kim Richards (Nanosounds), Alex Parvis (Parv), Steven Goates (Ridgedog),
Rick van Laanen (Zylus), Dave Bagnall (DaveChaos), Chris Trott, Alex Smith, Ross Hornby (Hat Films),
Rob Pearson, Nathan Ditum, David Jackson (PlayStation Access) William Strife (Linkthe1st), Ted (Pyrion Flax),
Keith Steinbach (BebopVox), Matthew Needler, Phil (FyreUK) Mark Turpin (Turps),
Toby Cottrell (SoTotallyToby), Eric Fullerton, Brent Copeland (Dead Workers Party)
Community: Anya Ferris (MintyMinute), Si Melton (Skelitor77), Tom Perkins (IBringTheFunk), Ben Edgar (Bedgarsan)
Technical: Tom Clarke (Sparkles*), Steven Goates (Ridgedog), Tom Clark (Angor), Sam Gibbs (Boatman)
Business: Mark Turpin (Turps), Rich Keith, David Boddington (Bodbod)
Editors: Adam Davis, Kim Richards (NanoSounds), Tom Bates (TPBates), Colin, Adrian Parker, Alex Turner
Animators: Fredrik Malmhake (FredMalm), Ciaran Askew (Ceeraanoo)
Artists: Ørjan (Teutron), Harry Marshall (VeteranHarry), Ferazhin, Nina-Serena (Uni)
Associates: Ben Fry (Benji), Nicholas Buccino (Daltos), Jonathan Whitten (Ravs), Jon Evans (Teep), Danny
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