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« on: July 12, 2018, 12:05:23 PM »

So, I dont know anything about Twitch. But so far I have found that...

1. Searching doesnt seem to be very useful to find streams that cover certain topics.
Eg. I have searched for keywords relevant to my game (free, browser, pvp, multiplayer,strategy,action)

2. If you do find a stream, there doesnt appear to be an email address or any way to directly message the channel in order to ask them to look at your game.

The above points dont apply on Youtube for example. Twitch seems like a cool new way to get eyeballs on your game. If someone who is clued in could explain these mysteries to me I'd really appreciate it.
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 02:09:28 PM »

I also know basically nothing about this, but can't you message twitchers while they're streaming? Like, doesn't every stream have a chat log you could suggest your game in?
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 02:54:52 PM »

Yeah, I dont wanna do that cus, they're busy streaming right then. Not exactly the best time for that. Also u'd have to wait till they are streaming, with timezones that could be pretty awkward.
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 03:12:44 PM »

Yeah, I dont wanna do that cus, they're busy streaming right then. Not exactly the best time for that. Also u'd have to wait till they are streaming, with timezones that could be pretty awkward.

Find a small streamer that plays the sort of games that you make (so, search by game) and send them a whisper. That's the best way I think.
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2018, 03:51:30 AM »

I can help (looking for community management type work right now)

But to respond to this post, look up things like TwitchKittens on Discord, there are whole servers that are dedicated to connecting devs and streamers. Also many streamers will have other friends on their discords, so you can organically ask them if they would be interested as well.
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2018, 06:46:20 AM »

Hey zratchet,

Thanks for the discord channel hint (TwitchKittens), how did u find this channel ?
Any other tips?

Thanks !
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2018, 11:38:12 AM »

Whatever you do, don't offer them large sums of money .. they don't seem to like that Wink

https://clips.twitch.tv/EnjoyableImportantPterodactylMVGame
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2018, 12:08:28 PM »

My two cents: _don't_ mention your game in their chat! Smiley Streamers take what they do seriously (as they should), and I don't think they want games advertised publicly on their chat while they're streaming a different game. If you want to let them know about your game, I think it would be a better idea to first PM them a question about if they're okay with you telling them about a game rather than just launching into an advert. So instead of "Hey, here's a link to a game I think you'd like," you could say something like "I enjoyed watching you stream <game name> today! I'm working on a similar game. Would you like to hear about it?" And then, unless they say (explicitly) "yes" I wouldn't contact them any further. Again, though, this is just my two cents.
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2018, 07:19:53 PM »

TwitchKittens is a streamer network so a lot of streamers have info or links about it on their Twitter profiles.

One of the best ways  to contact streamers is through their Discords rather than on Twitch. That or the networks like TwitchKittens, which is also on Discord. A lot of streamers will even have a place where devs can drop a link to their game on their Discord servers.

Also, remember that streamers are gamers like the rest of us and even being paid to play a specific game - if they don't like it - they'll express that.
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