Twitch games

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Twitch is a streaming platform. Most often it has a form of a live video feed which displays a face-cam of the streamer and the capture of their screen. The interaction with of the streamer with viewers is sustained through a text chat (with the streamer giving responses on-screen).

At launch the service specialized in video games, and it's still the main focus, but in 2015 the "Music" category was added. On the edge of two categories (and present in both) are video music games (often for consoles) that provide animated interactive dexterity tests done through a musical instrument, sometimes also by providing cues synchronized to a record.

Since the start in 2011 Twitch grew to provide different monetization opportunities for streamers and customary practice of the communities adjusted to that. Seemingly in the music section the most common activity is performing songs requested by viewers (a donation puts the request to the top of the queue). The details of the approach and the level o professionalism are not filtered, the virtual space is available to everyone from a beginner Karaoke-like singing to virtuoso multi-instrumentalists/composers/producers.

Pop music is a staple of Music Twitch, but here are some activities that engage streamers creatively (not only performatively) bringing them closer to the scope of G4M wiki:

  • with a similar request system as for covers, streamer will improvise to the provided piece,
  • streamer is "live-learning" the given material — a requested unknown song should be attempted at as soon as possible.

Still, some segments are fully in the music game realm (as understood in the context of this wiki):

BigChiLiChiLL's stream on Twitch often includes a fun activity called "Sing the Chat" — viewers can redeem channel points earned by minutes viewed. 1000 Channel Points (called ChilLiBeans) allows a viewer to request singing all words input by viewers. See: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/737783001 — with visible chat.

Streamer Treblesome does randomized chords improvisations in the same vane as the Two-chord Jam and similar activities (with different randomizing methods).


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