One thing I am starting to enjoy this past few months is how, Twitch is everywhere in gaming so far this generation, mainly with how games like Dead Nation apocalypse edition does, and Daylight will when it is released later this month, use keywords to effect the game they are watching. So it has caught my interest when I found out that Developer Studio Bean and Twitch are teaming up to fund the Kickstarter campaign for Choice Chamber, a “real-time, crowdsourced, procedurally generated game where your fate is in everyone else’s hands.”
According to a representative from Twitch, at 12 p.m. ET today, the organization will “donate half of the remaining amount needed to reach their goal.” Studio Bean launched Choice Chamber‘s Kickstarter campaign last month. As of this writing, it’s received over $18,000 in pledges of its $30,000 goal from 512 backers with four days remaining.
Choice Chamber, a side-scrolling platformer for Mac and Windows PC that puts players in an endless enemy-filled dungeon, is designed to be played alongside a live Twitch video stream. Viewers can vote to change game elements like the shape of enemies (tiny, high or husky) a weapon’s magic (fire, ice or none) and whether a warp zone will skip a player one, 10 or 20 levels ahead. An offline mode plays like the stream, except that the game makes the decisions for the player.
Earlier this year, Twitch Plays Pokémon, a stream of Pokémon Red/Blue controlled by viewers using Twitch chat, popularized using the service not only to stream games but to play them.