Twitch Partners with Gameloft for First Ever Mobile Streaming ExperienceMar 17 2014 · 21 comments · Events, New Features, New Partners, News, Press, Tech
We’ve got an exciting new first today as Gameloft’s Asphalt 8: Airborne for iOS will be the first ever mobile game to feature Twitch’s live broadcasting functionality. The game will debut its broadcasting capabilities during the week of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) with a 24-hour live stream event on Twitch.
Beyond broadcasting gameplay to the player’s Twitch channel, Asphalt 8: Airborne’s Twitch integration unlocks the door to a host of interactive functions. These include the ability to stream your voice and image using your iOS device’s microphone and front-facing camera, and to monitor chat from people viewing your stream. Players can also archive their streams and share them over social media or discover streams from other Asphalt 8 players from within the app.
The Asphalt 8 integration comes on the heels of our recently released and very well received Twitch app for iOS v3.0. Asphalt 8 embeds a portion of the Twitch viewing app right into the game’s experience.
To showcase this mobile gaming innovation, Gameloft will host a 24-hour live stream event on March 17, 2014 on their Twitch channel: http://www.twitch.tv/gameloft. The broadcast will begin at 10:00 AM PDT and will feature a walk-through of all the streaming options, interviews with the development team, and a Q&A session with Twitch viewers.
Twitch functionality is currently optimized for iPhone 5S, iPad Air, and iPad Mini with Retina Display, and will be live as part of Update #3. This update includes brand new events and cars, as well as a new area and user interface, all of which will be available in the App Store soon.
For more information on Asphalt 8: Airborne, visit the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/asphalt-8-airborne/id610391947?mt=8.