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The Million Dollar Developer Question: How Do I Get Funding?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Earlier this year, we shared key findings from our annual developer survey, covering a range of topics from the biggest changes the industry’s seen over the last year to the segments most primed for growth. Developers also shared their personal challenges creating and scaling new VR content, and while each story was unique, the single issue of funding was […]

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HTC VIVE’s GDC Sessions To Go Live

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is one of our favorite moments of the year. Connecting with the developer community, sharing our technical insights and learning what is next for the industry is always a highlight for our team. We were disappointed when we realized GDC had to be canceled this year, yet completely agree with […]

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

Reading Time: 3 minutes Last year, Twitch invited a handful of merchandise vendors and charity donation platforms to build Twitch Extensions, powered mainly by Amazon Pay checkout, as part of a Commerce in Extension pilot program. These experiences entitled Twitch streamers to sell shirts and raise funds for charity. The pilot program developers raised almost $1M for charity and […]

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

Reading Time: 5 minutes This summer, I had the pleasure of interning on the Developer Relations (DevRel) team at Twitch in San Francisco. Being a DevRel intern is a unique experience, as many companies don’t offer internships (or even junior roles for that matter) in this space. I’m humbled that I received this opportunity at Twitch and was a […]

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

Reading Time: 3 minutes Twitch Extensions empower new interactions and collaborations between streamers and viewers. Our friends at Amazon Games explored this with their experimental top-down shooter The Collaborative. The Collaborative is both a game and a Twitch Extension. While the streamers are playing the game, the viewers are using the Twitch Extension. While the streamers are strafing and […]

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

Reading Time: 3 minutes Twitch Extensions empower new interactions and collaborations between streamers and viewers. Our friends at Amazon Games explored this with their experimental top-down shooter The Collaborative. The Collaborative is both a game and a Twitch Extension. While the streamers are playing the game, the viewers are using the Twitch Extension. While the streamers are strafing and […]

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Fireworks! A Sample Extension Using Bits

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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 a new sample Extension on the GitHub, which allows viewers to exchange Bits for an immaculate fireworks display in a video overlay. It leverages several of our Bits-in-Extension APIs, the Extension Configuration […]

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Introducing a Community Resource Page for Twitch Developers

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Twitch Developer community has created some incredible, open source projects that help developers get started on Twitch. These resources — as well as our own coding projects — are scattered across different sites like GitHub, Glitch, and the documentation. In order to centralize these resources, and showcase the code samples, tutorials, blog posts, and […]

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Announcing Twitch Developer Jam: 2019!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Level up the Twitch community with game-matched Extensions We’re so excited to announce Twitch Developer Jam: 2019! This Extension Jam aims to encourage developers to create awesome “game-matched Twitch Extensions” that bring more game content, better functionality, and tailored interactivity to some of our most popular games, like Fortnite, World of Warcraft, and Grand Theft […]

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Announcing Twitch Developer Jam: 2019!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Level up the Twitch community with game-matched Extensions We’re so excited to announce Twitch Developer Jam: 2019! This Extension Jam aims to encourage developers to create awesome “game-matched Twitch Extensions” that bring more game content, better functionality, and tailored interactivity to some of our most popular games, like Fortnite, World of Warcraft, and Grand Theft […]

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Building a Live Stream Feed for Twitch Extensions

Reading Time: 6 minutes Notify your Discord and website when streamers go live with your Extension! This is a guest post by Matt Condon (Thanks, Matt! 👋), one half of the two-person team at dot that builds the Stickers Extension. The Stickers Extension turns any stream into a canvas for viewers where viewers receive rare digital stickers that they […]

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Summer 2019 Twitch API Updates

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 — ease of some developer pain points, previously unavailable Twitch functionality, and a new mechanism to ingest subscription data. Bits Transaction API Imagine you built a new Extension — it’s fun, entertaining, and it leverages Bits as […]

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10 Tips for Building Twitch Extensions

Reading Time: 8 minutes A little introduction Twitch Extensions create new ways to bring Twitch streamers and viewers together, to create amazing content, and to connect games to a live broadcast. But like any new technology, it can feel overwhelming to start using it. I’m Breci, a member of the Twitch Developer community, I currently work as a full-stack […]

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Updating Component Extensions: Twitch Client Beta

Reading Time: 3 minutes We recently announced an upcoming design update to component Extensions that will change the way streamers and viewers activate and interact with them. Developers have to make UI changes to their component Extensions by July 31 to capture the benefits in adoption and engagement the new model will provide. Introducing the Extensions Sidebar Our goal […]