2019 Developers Archive

Nov 20

Our Winners for Twitch DevJam: 2019 are...!

Nov 20

Our Winners for Twitch DevJam: 2019 are...!

From July to October, the Twitch developer community has been hard at work launching game-matched experiences for the Twitch DevJam. Here are the winners!

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Nov 6

Twitch Authentication: Understanding Which Protocol and Flow is Right For You

Nov 6

Twitch Authentication: Understanding Which Protocol and Flow is Right For You

One of the most common hurdles when first developing a new integration or Extension with Twitch is determining the authentication method that best fits your needs.

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Oct 31

Highlights from the TwitchCon Hackathon 2019

Oct 31

Highlights from the TwitchCon Hackathon 2019

This year’s TwitchCon Hackathon saw 145 developers from around the world come to team up and build Twitch Extensions over the course of just 24 hours.

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Oct 22

Updated! Twitch Developer Jam: 2019

Oct 22

Updated! Twitch Developer Jam: 2019

Level up the Twitch community with game-matched Extensions

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Oct 22

The Story Behind Twitch Plays The Outer Worlds

Oct 22

The Story Behind Twitch Plays The Outer Worlds

One day at the Private Division office, a publicist turned to a backend engineer and said, “How do you feel about crazy, stupid ideas?” Four hours and one working prototype later, The Outer Worlds became a game where Twitch Chat commands control a streamer’s character .

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Oct 11

Build Extensions and Optimize for “2.0” as an Organization

Oct 11

Build Extensions and Optimize for “2.0” as an Organization

You probably noticed the refreshed TwitchDev look coinciding with the Twitch brand update, but we wanted to share a few product updates to the Developer Console as well.

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Sep 23

Tales from the Twitch Extensions Commerce Pilot: Three companies building amazing experiences

Sep 23

Tales from the Twitch Extensions Commerce Pilot: Three companies building amazing experiences

Last year, Twitch invited a handful of merchandise vendors and charity donation platforms to build Twitch Extensions, powered mainly by…

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Aug 29

You’re a What? The Life of a Developer Relations Intern

Aug 29

You’re a What? The Life of a Developer Relations Intern

I had the pleasure of interning on the Developer Relations team at Twitch. But what does that even mean? I’m here to answer that and more.

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Aug 21

Just add Time Travel: Building your Games for Both Streamers and Viewers

Aug 21

Just add Time Travel: Building your Games for Both Streamers and Viewers

The Collaborative is an experimental top-down shooter from Amazon Games that empowers streamers and viewers to play together.

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Aug 16

Fireworks! A Sample Extension Using Bits

Aug 16

Fireworks! A Sample Extension Using Bits

It’s always a good time for fireworks! And fireworks are even better when they’re digital and in a Twitch Extension. Recently we published…

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Aug 15

Introducing a Community Resource Page for Twitch Developers

Aug 15

Introducing a Community Resource Page for Twitch Developers

The Twitch Developer community has created some incredible, open source projects that help developers get started on Twitch. These…

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Jul 1

Building a Live Stream Feed for Twitch Extensions

Jul 1

Building a Live Stream Feed for Twitch Extensions

Notify your Discord and website when streamers go live with your Extension!

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Jun 28

Summer 2019 Twitch API Updates

Jun 28

Summer 2019 Twitch API Updates

We’ve added a number of exciting and often-requested features to the Twitch API in the past three months. There’s something for everyone …

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Jun 20

10 Tips for Building Twitch Extensions

Jun 20

10 Tips for Building Twitch Extensions

Discover tips from a TwitchDev community developer to begin or improve your Twitch Extensions

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Jun 19

Updating Component Extensions: Twitch Client Beta

Jun 19

Updating Component Extensions: Twitch Client Beta

We recently announced an upcoming design update to component Extensions that will change the way streamers and viewers activate and…

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Jun 19

Updated! Your Developer Experience at TwitchCon 2019

Jun 19

Updated! Your Developer Experience at TwitchCon 2019

Developers are now fully integrated into TwitchCon San Diego with a dedicated learning path and fun experiences specific to developers.

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May 30

Nine must-have Twitch Extension features

May 30

Nine must-have Twitch Extension features

If you’re building an Extension, these features can encourage streamers to adopt your Extension

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May 13

Charity Extensions: making the world a better place one stream at a time

May 13

Charity Extensions: making the world a better place one stream at a time

Help Cure Cancer, End Hunger, Raise Awareness with Charity in Extensions

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May 7

New Era: How to launch a game with a Twitch Extension

May 7

New Era: How to launch a game with a Twitch Extension

The Borderlands 3 ECHOcast Extension is driving viewer engagement & building pre-sale buzz months before launch.

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Apr 25

Twitch Developer Tour Roundup

Apr 25

Twitch Developer Tour Roundup

Thanks to our community and partners that came out to see us on tour!

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Apr 2

Creating Monetization Opportunities for Developers and Streamers

Apr 2

Creating Monetization Opportunities for Developers and Streamers

Expanding on our goal to help streamers and developers generate revenue on Twitch, today we’re announcing new features that will enable…

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Mar 29

Twitch for Game Developers

Mar 29

Twitch for Game Developers

How to integrate Twitch into any part of the game development lifecycle

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Mar 27

Twitch Developer Tour + gamesweekberlin = better together!

Mar 27

Twitch Developer Tour + gamesweekberlin = better together!

We are excited to partner with gamesweekberlin 8 April through 14 April, 2019! Our Twitch Developer Tour Berlin is now part of their seven…

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Mar 25

Twitch Extension Challenge: And the winners are…

Mar 25

Twitch Extension Challenge: And the winners are…

For three months, the Twitch developer community has been hard at work creating, building, and launching Extensions for the Twitch…

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Mar 14

All Things Twitch at GDC

Mar 14

All Things Twitch at GDC

Next week is the Game Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco! That special time of year when we get to show some…

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Mar 8

A Twitch Integration Lets the Viewers Call the Shots

Mar 8

A Twitch Integration Lets the Viewers Call the Shots

Q&A with Fatshark Games and Warwitch

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Feb 27

New TwitchDev Live Stream Schedule

Feb 27

New TwitchDev Live Stream Schedule

Want to catch up on the latest news and updates, get answers from Twitch Developer experts, just say hi, or make some new friends? Join…

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Feb 15

The Evolution of Speedrunning: Crowd Control

Feb 15

The Evolution of Speedrunning: Crowd Control

Speedrunning is nothing new to the Twitch community; in fact, it’s a formula that complements the Twitch platform perfectly. If you’re not…

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Feb 13

Announcing the 2019 Twitch Developer Tour

Feb 13

Announcing the 2019 Twitch Developer Tour

The Twitch Developer team is coming to meet our community of developers and builders across the world this year!

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Feb 5

Reducing the dependencies of a Twitch Extension

Feb 5

Reducing the dependencies of a Twitch Extension

Let’s remove as many of the dependencies on non-Twitch services as we can.

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Jan 24

Ringing in the New Year with Ninja, an Extension, and 10 Million Bits

Jan 24

Ringing in the New Year with Ninja, an Extension, and 10 Million Bits

Celebrating a new year is one of the few events in which almost every culture in the world takes part in some way shape or form. And while…

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Jan 7

How Twitch integration doubled all-time minutes watched in a month

Jan 7

How Twitch integration doubled all-time minutes watched in a month

Q&A with Motion Twin

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