Luftrausers developer, Vlambeer is selling its latest title, Nuclear Throne, through Twitch as well as through more conventional distributors. This is a first on Twitch, but it’s not a sign that the broadcaster is moving into retail territory. It’s Vlambeer that’s selling the game, not Twitch.
“Twitch offers a substantial developer program with a robust API: http://dev.twitch.tv. In the case of Vlambeer, they decided to use Twitch Connect functionality in a very interesting and innovative way,” a Twitch spokesperson told GamesIndustry International. ”They are automatically identifying subscribers and offering them access to the game as part of the Vlambeer Twitch channel subscriber benefits”
Customers can connect their Twitch account to the Nuclear Throne website, and then can purchase the game from Twitch netting them the Early Access title, a subscription to the Twitch channel and special emoticons.
“If you’re interested in learning about game development, this is where you should buy the game,” says Vlambeer. “60 percent of revenue goes to us.” This is compared to 70 percent on Steam, however.
Would any of you lovely lot buy your games on Twitch? Maybe you have already. I don’t know!
Cheers, GamesIndustry International.