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It’s a wide world of gaming out there. We would know. And keeping up with new releases can be overwhelming. Especially those from smaller developers. Well, prepare to be overwhelmed no more.
Introducing the Twitch Indie Spotlight, a special promotions program designed to help smaller game publishers and developers build an indie community on Twitch, and to help viewers discover something new.
Starting this July, Twitch will give an indie developer the chance to highlight a game every month. You’ll be able to watch featured streams, hear from the developers, and check out the game in action right here on Twitch.
The first game in the Indie Spotlight is Vainglory. A new MOBA designed specifically for touch interfaces like iOS and Android. In fact, it was so well designed it received an Apple Design Award at WWDC 2015.
We’ll be celebrating it’s global release LIVE on July 1st with a 24 hour stream. The first two hours will be broadcast directly from Twitch HQ where the developers will take on players from across the globe. We’ll continue the spotlight throughout the month with exclusive streams showcasing the game and all it’s innovative touchy features.
Vainglory Indie Spotlight schedule:
Catch everything at twitch.tv/vainglory
July 1st at 2PM PDT – 24 Hour Global Launch Celebration
July 8th, 15th, and 22nd at 2pm PDT– MOBA pro Zekent hosts a weekly stream introducing newcomers to Vainglory
We’re kicking off a week of awesome product news with the long awaited 2.0 update of the Twitch App for Android. Why is it so hotly anticipated, you ask? Oh, you didn’t? Huh.. Well.. This is awkward. Seeing as how I didn’t really have a back-up plan for this blog I’m just going to go ahead and tell you anyway.
The Twitch App for Android 2.0 brings the full chat experience to your mobile device.
Arriving today for both iOS and Android devices is the latest version of the Twitch mobile viewing app. And while both apps feature their own unique set of updates and fixes, something they do have in common is a newly implemented search feature. Yes, search functionality has returned after a long, hard stint at rehab and it’s here to not only perform its function, but return only relevant, mobile-viewable content from the Twitch website.
Good news, everyone! We’re happy to report that you may now login to your Twitch account and view followed channels with the latest update to the Twitch App for Android. This has been a long time coming as the Android app never allowed for this in the past. It’s all kind of silly in retrospect, so I guess we’ll all just look back on this one day and laugh, yeah? Here are the patch notes:
Last month, we enlisted your help in our Twitch App for Android Beta Program. This was a great success and helped us lay solid groundwork for future development. We’d now like to expand the program so that we can get even more feedback. We’re again opening up the beta program for sign-ups for the next 48 hours or 1500 sign-ups (whichever comes first).
Please click here to sign up for the beta program.
One week ago today, we relaunched the Twitch App for Android, backed by developer support. When we issued this update, we mentioned that we’d also be opening a beta program to give Android users a peek at new builds, and to help us ensure that, moving forward, we’re issuing a quality product. You’ll be pleased to hear that day is today, as we open sign-ups for the Twitch App for Android Beta Program.
The last time our Android app received an update was on April 20, 2012. Since then, it’s languished in a state of development limbo as engineers were pulled away to mission-critical projects, and our iOS app demanded great attention. With the recent launch of the Ouya gaming console, we found yet another incentive to return to Android development, as the platforms are one in the same.
Today, we make good on our promise of renewed Android development with the release of the Twitch app for Android, (v1.0.5). Or as we here in Marketing like to call it, The Twitch App for Android Version 1.0 Part II: Droid Harder.