Twitch has announced that the first game from their “Stream First” initiative, Streamline, is now available as a Closed Beta through Steam. Developed by Proletariat, Streamline can best be described as a video game version of “Real-Life Pac-Man”:
Streamline is a multiplayer action game for PC that has pushed boundaries of gameplay in the Stream First genre—games that integrate directly with live streaming platforms like Twitch. Streamline uses the Twitch platform to connect players and live broadcasters with their viewers, creating a completely new entertainment experience.
Streamline also represents this idea thematically. Its bright characters co-opt public spaces to project an augmented reality playspace and collect holographic items, while viewers use a dashboard called “Streamote” to affect the players in real-time, covering the floor with digital lava or adding pixelated concrete shoes to their feet.
“The most exciting part of this project has been working with the passionate communities that are so hungry for the kind of engaging experiences you can only get from Stream First games,“ said Proletariat CEO Seth Sivak. “The feedback from our alpha has been critical to improving Streamline and we can’t wait to see what happens in beta.”
An Early Access launch for Streamline is planned for later this year, and Proletariat is currently distributing Beta keys to their fans and friends. You can check out the latest Streamline Play Test from Proletariat after the break.