While most of the action starts today, TwitchCon had an eventful evening for Day 0. Amazon Game Studios kicked off the events with a presentation on three games currently in the works, as well as their inspiration for developing them.
VP of Amazon Game Studios Mike Frazzini talked a lot about “shared experiences” in gaming and how the Twitch experience has changed the way they think about designing and building video games. The result is a trio of excellent titles: Crucible, New World and Breakaway. I’ve detailed my experience with Breakaway here, and am looking forward to seeing the other games from Amazon Game Studios in the not too distant future.
Following the Amazon event was probably the most anticipated party of the night as Discord hosted an event at the House of Blues downtown. With the help of my buddy JoeNeverFails I was able to get into the VIP room and connected with some amazing streamers and staff from Discord.
Overall, I’m really getting a positive vibe for TwitchCon so far. Lots of energetic streamers and fans are fueling rapid growth and is definitely setting up TwitchCon to be one of the biggest conventions in the country. Stay tuned for more from the convention over the weekend!