Twitch Integration in Games

There are lots of different Games that use Twitch as an interaction method between viewers and streamers. In this article there are 4 examples of this technique, sorted by complexity of integration.

Warhammer Vermintide 2

Gameplay: First-person coop shooter

Interaction: The twitch chat has certain operators to choose from with commands in the chat. They can ether give the player items that are helpful or spawn more and more enemies. Ether the make the gameplay easier or harder.

vermintide 2 gameplay screenshot

© GeneralMcBadass

Sources:

https://vermintide2.fandom.com/wiki/Twitch_Mode

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-WiS3U4S2s

Dead Cells

Gameplay: 2D platformer, roguelike inspired by Metroidvania-style games.

Interaction: „Captain Chicken“ -> one viewer can decide when to heal the streamer and send messages in game, visible for all viewers. Furthermore, the rest of the chat can vote for specific upgrades for the streamers character.

© Jeff Grubbs Game Mess on YouTube

https://venturebeat.com/2018/08/07/dead-cells-twitch-integration-is-great/

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.playdigious.deadcells.mobile&hl=en&gl=US

One Troll Army

Gameplay: Tower Defense, with a playable character controllable like a MOBA Game.

Interaction: Everybody in the chat can join the game as an enemy character trying to destroy the camp of the streamer and defeat them. They have commands on the stream.

© TinyBuildGames on YouTube

Sources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu9M8WwneQo

https://store.steampowered.com/app/438680/One_Troll_Army/

Party Hard 2

Gameplay: Stealth 2D strategy game

Interaction: At the start of a round twitch viewers can create the environment in which the streamer has to navigate, they can place items, enemies etc. After a two minutes setup the player joins the room and try achieving certain challenges. There are also some special bonuses for the chat when the streamer dies due to them or are certainly helpful.

© tinyBuildGAMES on YouTube

Sources:

https://streamertactics.com/games-with-twitch-integration/#3_Viewergames_Arcade

https://www.partyhard.game/#:~:text=Party%20Hard%202%20is%20a,Games%20and%20produced%20by%20tinyBuild.

Themenauswahl

Dieser Erste Blog-Eintrag beschäftigt sich mit der Auswahl des Themas. Hier sind die drei Themen die mich persönlich interessieren.

1. Amokfahrt von Graz VR Dokumentation

Möglichkeiten/ Risiken

Zu viel Immersion? Zu heikel? Geschichte erzählen und miterleben

Originale Schauplätze

https://steiermark.orf.at/stories/3054047/

Quellen:

https://books.google.at/books?hl=de&lr=&id=X-XxDwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=documentary+film&ots=WH-DNXSiJ-&sig=l8yLnddgQZyCHCtTlzXyPt6XiHI&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=documentary%20film&f=false

https://books.google.at/books?id=ZwDoDwAAQBAJ&pg=PR19&dq=documentary+film+vr&hl=de&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj66qKciNvzAhUtQvEDHbQ2A6wQ6AF6BAgEEAI#v=onepage&q&f=false

https://books.google.at/books?id=4D8xEAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=documentary+film+vr&hl=de&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=documentary%20film%20vr&f=false

https://books.google.at/books?id=2fkqDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT137&dq=documentary+film+vr&hl=de&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwixiqv3iNvzAhU3SvEDHT_mA60Q6AF6BAgKEAI#v=onepage&q=documentary%20film%20vr&f=false

https://books.google.at/books?id=okgrDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=vr+storytelling&hl=de&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=vr%20storytelling&f=false

2. Twitch Integration Game

Spieler im Chat nicht nur Zuschauer sondern können aktiv ins geschehen eingreifen, spiel mit hoher Schwierigkeit, Zuschauer als faktor,

Beispiele Rimworld, Vermintide 2, deadcells

Twitch plays pokemon

Narrative mit Einfluss? Nicht nur Gimmik sondern Spielmechanik

Quellen:

https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/2556288.2557048

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0747563218300712

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0747563217301930

https://d1wqtxts1xzle7.cloudfront.net/34944676/digra2014_submission_1271-with-cover-page-v2.pdf?Expires=1634808801&Signature=R7zO4kgGUQdrRdP9tFT0k9LoGkhbS0ssvMEJKJzAVfpHISUjFZIbRMAcl5SXa9m0zzjY41Hx1I3hivZ0XbtnDS9ivBo3Us-cgSB4LBOO3oIT2gj8rQ6cT-MIzSy7fOStrDgRIH3T8c4mNo67AmJU2rg2t838R0XXp4XvfsNJoYryc2WrGzsnKXlLcgIuVAnV6IBufs7G7PhnsZF6WPtxNKHQcgXVoh8i~OZFzsJgWbipoDmqFRnEYXIX72hjpZ36hLTWJHhnNaJ2UMrW7xzNgwyGvTKzppZmlNCyrL4ejpx6X0Vm~Wa3hTCtiSh~I-e0nerA5tO-ItQUO2Fm~gr59A__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJLOHF5GGSLRBV4ZA

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01972240490508081

3. Game Mechanics that matter

Unzählige Spielmechaniken, wenige wirklich meaning full, wie werden spielmechaniken richtig eingesetzt und umgesetzt. Emotionen erzeugen durch gameplay,

Journey, papers please, Telltale games

Quellen:

https://books.google.de/books?hl=de&lr=&id=76rbDwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA361&dq=telltale+games&ots=uXWXU6SPu6&sig=w-UZGe_z1y2DE-PQYdRULnrtdMo#v=onepage&q=telltale%20games&f=false

https://www.igi-global.com/article/comic-books-video-games-and-transmedia-storytelling/147351

http://gamestudies.org/0802/articles/sicart?viewType=Print&viewClass=Print

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-540-89222-9_14

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0148296318304739

Auswahl

Nach dem persönlichen Gespräch führt mich meine Wahl zu einer Kombination aus Twitch Integration udn Game Mechanics that matter. Ich werde mich nun vertiefend mit dem Thema ausseinandersetzten.