Twitch, the video streaming platform for gamers, today announced that Gameloft’s Asphalt 8: Airborne for iOS will be the first ever mobile game to feature Twitch’s live streaming functionality.
Gameloft will demonstrate the game’s broadcasting capabilities during the week of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) with a 24-hour live stream event on Twitch.
Published by Gameloft, Asphalt 8: Airborne is a mobile arcade racing game where players race against A.I. or real world players, while performing high-speed aerial stunts.
With more than 48 million installs, Twitch has chosen a popular title in the form of Asphalt 8: Airborne to start its first ever mobile gaming stream with.
“As one of our most popular games, Asphalt 8: Airborne made perfect sense to integrate the Twitch mobile SDK, and we can’t wait to see the excitement it brings to our users,” said Baudouin Corman, VP of Publishing at Gameloft.
Beyond broadcasting gameplay to the player’s Twitch channel, Asphalt 8: Airborne’s Twitch integration will also include a host of interactive functions. These include the ability to stream your voice and image using your iOS device’s microphone and front-facing camera, and to monitor chat from people viewing your stream.
Players can also archive their streams and share them on the Web, or discover streams from other Asphalt 8 players from within the app.
“Twitch has quickly found a home on consoles, so by partnering with Gameloft to launch the first streaming-enabled mobile game brings us one step closer to being everywhere that gamers are,” said Matthew DiPietro, VP of Marketing at Twitch.
To showcase this mobile gaming innovation, Gameloft will be hosting a 24-hour live stream event during the week of March 17, 2014 on its Twitch channel.
The broadcast will feature a walk-through of all the streaming options, interviews with the development team, giveaways every three hours, and a Q&A session with Twitch viewers.