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March madness indeed. Quickly on the heels of what was by all accounts an amazing PAX East, Twitch is headed right into the Game Developers Conference (GDC). GDC is the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event. This is where game developers, designers, publishers (and the ecosystem that supports them) get together to geek out about video games the industry that supports them.
Well, we wouldn’t let them have all that fun without us! We’ve had a great time over the last year working with standout game developers and services of all kinds to integrate the broadcasting SDK. Folks like Activision, EA Origin, Sony Online Entertainment, RAPTR and many more have enabled in-game broadcasting. And we have a lot more in store. Stay tuned for some awesome announcements this week during GDC.
If you’re attending GDC this year, be sure to check out our sessions at the conference. This is good stuff from some very smart people. We’ll see you there!
Twitch Broadcasting SDK for In-Game Streaming Wednesday, March 27 from 2pm-3pm Gareth Lewin, Lead Engineer, Twitch Room 2002, West Hall This talk will focus on how integrating the Twitch SDK into video games opens up a new world of experiences for gamers while creating new methods of discoverability and community engagement for game developers.
Live Streaming Video: Social Power To Games Wednesday, March 27 from 3:30PM-4:30PM Jonathan Simpson-Bint, Chief Commercial Officer, Twitch Room 3005, West Hall This session will talk about how live streaming of games and the idea of watching games as a fun spectator sport is exploding right now. This talk will be about other non-sports that have followed similar trajectories in the public consciousness (X Games, poker), and how (together with the conditioning that YouTube is giving us all) these are not freakish blips on the cultural landscape, but actually messages from the future telling us how entertainment and our relationship to it is going to change.
Indie Games Summit Mixer (Presented by Twitch & Agawi) Tuesday, March 26 from 5:30PM — 7:30PM West Hall, Second Floor, in front of Room 2005 Twitch and Agawi invite PC indie game developers to meet two of the leading gaming platform providers. Twitch’s video platform connects over 28 million gamers each month, allowing them to broadcast, watch and chat from everywhere they play. Agawi’s cloud gaming platform enables millions of users to play any game, anywhere instantly, and allows developers to easily stream their games to tablets and TVs. www.twitch.tv | agawi.io