After several months of pre-alpha development, we have finally officially announced Streamline as Proletariat Inc.’s next title! Check out the press release below, be sure to sign up to receive development news, and follow us to stay up-to-date with everything Streamline!
Multiplayer action game, Streamline, tears down barriers between Broadcasters, Players, and Viewers to create new game genre
In Proletariat’s genre-defining Stream First Game, live-streaming becomes the platform, and Players battle it out with Broadcasters while Viewers change the game in real-time
Boston MA, 14 Mar 2016: Proletariat announced today it is developing Streamline, a multiplayer Stream First action game for the PC that pushes the boundaries of live-streaming and audience interaction. For the first time, a game is being built from the ground-up to take advantage of the real-time interaction opportunities live-streaming provides, not only for the Broadcasters and Players, but for hundreds of thousands of Viewers as well. Broadcasters and Players can seamlessly play together while Viewers change the game rules, physics, or environments in real-time to help or hinder crowd favorites or sponsored Players. Streamline blends the friendly competition of an arena-based multiplayer game with a new form of interaction for everyone to create a new genre: Stream-first Games. Streamline will be available to play on the Expo Floor of the Game Developers Conference starting March 16 in Booth 1224.
Streamline enables Broadcasters to quickly create a party for up to 15 of their Viewers and immediately jump into one of several game modes, such as a fast-paced game of cat and mouse, with the Broadcaster as a Hunter chasing down the other Players as Runners or a stream versus stream team game pitting multiple Broadcasters and their communities against one another. Meanwhile, stream Viewers can use their web browser or mobile device to bet on or sponsor Runners, vote to change the rules of the game, and win rewards and recognition by playing mini-games driven by the on-stream action. This unique second screen experience allows the Broadcaster and Viewers to interact in a natural, lag-free way and keep the channel conversation flowing without being interrupted by “chat commands.“
“We want to help the Twitch community play and interact with each other in a brand new way,” explained Seth Sivak, CEO and co-founder of Proletariat. “Being the first preferred Twitch partner has been tremendously helpful; we’ve been able to deeply integrate Streamline into Twitch and usher in a new era of live-streaming interactivity for games.”
“The Twitch community has repeatedly demonstrated their appreciation for games that deepen their interaction with broadcasters” says Brooke Van Dusen, Twitch’s Director of Game Developer Success. “Proletariat has recognized that, and with Streamline fully embracing Stream First game development, they are able to demonstrate what’s possible in the area of Twitch interactive gameplay for the first time. It’s a perfect illustration of next generation game design.”
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The founders of Proletariat have worked together for almost 20 years at Insomniac, Harmonix, Turbine, and Media Molecule. They came together to form Proletariat in October 2012 to push innovative multiplayer games forward with bold leaps in mechanics, design, technology, and development practices. The studio’s first major title, World Zombination, released in February 2015, was a commercial success and named Apple’s Editors’ Choice, Best iPad Game of February, and included in Apple’s App Store Best of 2015.
Proletariat embraces its own independence and cultivates a direct and open two-way relationship with its players, live-streaming updates three times a week. Follow along at www.twitch.tv/proletariat_inc.