We have some time-sensitive and last-minute updates in this installment of TGM. For more deets, be sure to watch the video and visit us on the official GeekyAntics channel on YouTube and Twitch.
Choice Chamber & Twitch Interaction
We did our first Choice Chamber stream and it was AWESOME. This got us thinking that we need to identify more games that involved the Twitch chat fully. Choice Chamber engages the Twitch chat by allowing everyone to vote on what happens in the game. The current prototype is nowhere near complete but it provides tons of replay and interaction.. We can’t wait for the full product!
If you missed the Kickstarter project, you can gain early access to the beta by using the above link. I believe the $15 and $30 both feature beta access but the latter deal is much sweeter. I’ve been talking to Michael and we’ll likely have him join us on a few of our podcasts to talk shop. He’s a really awesome dude!
Other ways we have been involving the Twitch community more include the Cards Against Humanity clone, Pretend You’re Xyzzy, and Dawngate. The issue with MOBAs is that, while they are free, you can only involve so many people at once. Games like Choice Chamber and CAH are far more fully-involved, so that’s the sort of thing we’ll be exploring further.
Join me for future Choice Chamber streams. The upcoming beta will likely have multi-channel support, which will be EPIC! Word on the street is that there are other games featuring Twitch integration on the horizon. Even the consoles are starting to jump onto this trend. If you know of any of these, let us know in the comments!
Early HorsePLAY! LIVE & Possible Rescheduling
We’ll be starting early tonight, Thursday July 31st 2014. Expect us to start around 10:45pm Eastern (3:45am GMT) and running a little shorter than usual. As such, we’re skipping the obligatory news and featured discussion of the evening. HorsePLAY! LIVE is evolving to be more of an interactive show and THE official radio show for the Geeky Antics network so we’ll be experimenting a lot more with the format. Tonight, expect more Twitch interaction and call-ins, too!
Join Us LIVE – http://twitch.tv/GeekyAntics
We’ll be announcing the winner of Magic 2014 and Gun Monkeys on Steam tonight on the show. We were hoping to break 400-500 entries but no worries – more giveaways will be coming. For future giveaways, we really need some hype. The whole reason we give stuff away is to help draw in a greater audience. We love giving you guys free stuff but we need to get something in return.. After all, we’re starving artists! LOL
With the earlier start tonight, there’s a good chance we might play with the schedule. I think we’ll stay on Thursdays but we may shoot for an earlier time. Heck, maybe we will start at 5:00pm LIVE on AllGames.com – that’d be neat, eh? Hmmm.. That may be TOO early though. *wink*
Kickstarter Projects Ending VERY Soon!
First up we have Fire With Fire, which is being developed and produced by some of our friends in the All Games Network community. This is a TD (Tower Defense) that should make Warcraft III mod fans and mobile gamers super happy in the pants. The funding period ends Sunday, August 10th 2014 so please share this with everyone you know and tag friends that like this sort of game. Even if you are not a TD fan, everyone knows people that love em!
Note how this game takes a very streamlined approach to TD PvP action. I am hopeful that this will be the game that Tower Wars should have been. Keep in mind this screenshot reflects and alpha/prototype version so there will likely be much more polish in the final release version.
For tabletop gamers, Factions looks REALLY good. It is a tile-based, fully-customizable strategy war game. The game designer reached out to me personally and must have known I am totally into this sort of thing. Chip Cella a.k.a. CaptinChaos would love this too. Let’s spread the word because this Kickstarter project also ends on August 10th!
Goodies Coming To Geeky Antics.. FINALLY!
We’re still working on getting Doctor Who content out to you guys. Most recently, it was announced that Peter Capaldi will be playing a non-flirty Doctor. How do you feel about the sexual tension on the series? Is it a trademark or just pointless pandering/fanfare?
Doctor Who returns on August 23rd but for us in the states, we may have to wait a little longer. We will keep you posetd!
There are tons of topics we’d love to discuss. Here are a few of the proposed topics and rough drafts we have in the pipelines:
- 10 MOBA Myths Debunked
- Booth Babes Banned – Hypocrisy Or Justice?
- The PC Police – Are People Too Uptight These Days?
- SEO Basics For Geeky Journalists & Podcasters
- Does Doctor Who Need A Strong Female Lead?
- A Non-Flirty, Serious Doctor: Good Or Bad?
- And MORE!
The first topic is the funniest to me because, sadly, for a web site to thrive you have to write lists and sometimes paginate.. People have ADD these days soooo.. Yeah. Please forgive us if we cheat a little bit. LOL
As always, please share your feedback in the comments… And remember: WE LOVE YOU!!