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I have started using my twitch channel more on the path to affiliate and doing dedicated streams over there where I can interact with my audience, and while I have been growing it by uploading the prerecorded video’s and doing reruns at present I will be moving to actual livestreams over on the channel.

Twitch decided to remove the ability to run premieres of video’s and reruns for those under affiliate level at the same time that youtube seems to be testing out premieres on it’s on site, bring both sites ever closer to being competitors with twitch now including uploaded video’s but specialising in livestreams and youtube being the opposite slowly but surely both sites are coming closer to offering the full range of services in an effective manner.

Through video premieres alone my channel has been growing, and since they announced they were removing these features I decided to do a test in one of those if you remove my toy’s I will play with them sorts of thing and ran three separate 24 hour livestreams encouraging followers and showing off the sort of content I produce over the channel with variety gaming streaming and IRL content. Each of these averaged around 5 new followers and if I had been left to be able to run long reruns on the channel I could have affiliate level followers in no time, however since this is now not the case I have to look elsewhere to grow my followship on twitch.

Whilst the suggestion that premieres would be removed seemed to suggest that video uploads would also be removed entirely that is not the case, and these seem to still premiere on the channel regardless so perhaps they turned around their idea on this matter rather than remove any ability to produce content other than livestreams, or this may be being phased out slower who is to say.

In the effort of growing my channel to a size that I can start earning money off of it and be worthy of running actual livestreams with chat open and interactivity I have decided to run a giveaway on the site, and where previous pretenders have put me off running any competitions because of their illicit activities I have found a way to run an actual legitimate competition through gleam. Gleam offer a good service that validates entries and also draws the winner at random without any suggestion of rigging or preference, and with the ability to embed it right here on the site you know it’s legitimate and not being run by a scammer pretending to be affiliated with the site and trying to steal keys from developers by pretending to be associated with the site.

I am giving away some old spare steam keys I have leftover from duplicates of games I already owned from humble bundle purchases I have made in the past, this is my first time running gleam so I’m unsure if I can simply redraw winners until I’ve exhausted all of the spare keys I have or if I have to set them exactly before hand, but there will be multiple winners and the key could be random from any of the duplicates I have. Once you have received your key there will be no replacements but you’re free to give away your key to anyone you like if you already own the game, if not I hope you enjoy your prize.

There are a variety of ways to enter the competition below, obviously the primary reason for this is for the path to affiliate on twitch to encourage new followers to the channel and streams which is why this offers the most points, and there are some other options such as subscribing on youtube and to bloglovin, as well as following the steam curator page. I can see in the gleam app if these are invalid and invalid entries will be removed so be sure to actually follow any of the channels or services where stated and remain following or subscribed by the end of the competition for your entry to remain valid. Those of you who follow my twitter will see I like and retweet any twitter entries where I get notifications in my feed, and I appreciate the new followers over there too.

There are some really good games in the mix, obviously good enough that I already owned them and you’ve got a fairly good chance of winning right now so get your entry in and follow along, obviously now the follower count is getting up there I will start arranging a schedule for streams and be sure to be live on those streams regularly the first of which I can guarantee is to be live for hearthstone tavern brawls every Wednesday at 9pm GMT perhaps with bonus content that wouldn’t be on a regular shorter youtube video and longer extended gameplay over there, and I will make a schedule for other games I will be doing over on the channel too like interactive dead cells with captain chicken and other twitch based games like choice chamber, so be sure to follow and tune in if you want to be involved in these interactive games.

Good luck and thankyou for entering

Path To Affiliate Competition

I’ve started uploading video’s over on twitch now that you’re able to produce content there without it expiring within a week, and as a result if you’d like to follow me you might see content before it comes up on video but beyond that there’s a lot of twitch specific content you’d get which would only be over there, from jogging streams talking to chat (which following would be the best way to know about when I go live) as well as rock band and guitar hero streams where I plan to play as well as sing at the same time on the harder difficulties as well as playing using the controller in a very unusual fashion which would be a site to be seen.

I do also have some interactive games which link to twich such as choice chamber which have interactive twitchchat features along with a few others which would also be a good reason to follow, and once I have 50 followers on the channel I’ll start doing actual livestreams while still maintaining video uploads, where you can see what has been prerecorded over on the events page to see what is upcoming, hearthstone tavern brawls will go live every Wednesday and I might start doing regular or arena matches once I get 50 followers also.

If you’d like to see any other incentives for reasons to follow let me know, but as twitch moves towards being more open with video’s and clips as well as livestreams I’ve become more active over there and I’ve got some idea’s for some fun twitch chat emotes once I gain access to being able to provide these for subscribers so being active over there and following means you’re more likely to see some of these in the future and I know there are some gaps in the meme chat market which I won’t disclose until I have the ability to actually create them and have them as my emotes, but stay tuned and follow and see for yourselves when these go live.

To see my upcoming content on twitch and to follow me go to https://www.twitch.tv/indelacio_co_uk/dashboard/events you can set reminders for upcoming events and click follow from my profile page.

Some games I wanted to play but didn’t do a full series on, more and more games will be added to this playlist with one off gameplay video’s so if you want to check out the links to the games you’ll have to go to the individual video for that game, however this playlist will show off many games which perhaps have more simplistic gameplay that wouldn’t need showing in a full review, or just some games I have got in bundles in the past or just something I want to show off a little without playing a full series on the game.

Check out the playlist for yourself at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQSi3zjTHLGIHM8tVt7-9xsfOS2oCScEW

Games are added to my steam curator page over at https://store.steampowered.com/curator/6860437/ feel free to follow over there to see when deal’s on these games are available on steam.

Woven is a story driven point and click adventure game around a metalic flying creature which finds itself thrown into a woolen world where there is an immediate bond of friendship with stuffy, a toy elephant of sorts and the two of you set out exploring the world and meeting new creatures and finding new colour patterns along the way.

Narrated much in the style of dr seuss the quest is narrated along the way, with rhymes of the chronicles unfold while you play. Yes that was intentional, so you can see what I mean with the rhyming and it is definitely intended for a younger audience and it is nice to see a friendly colourful world to explore and a good setting for a game for children as most of the games you see released these days tend to be much more adult and action packed where this is definitely an adventure for the younger audience, and a good way to play and learn with each animal part having it’s own skillset to solve mild puzzles in order to progress and based on a disneyesque theme with mild danger and dark elements not too scary for a younger player but enough to add a motion of tension and excitement to exploring the colourful world.

The game is still in kickstarter phase and as a result not fully developed, but essentially as it stands the story revolves around discovering why the metal creatures are invading the woolen lands and what this might ultimately hold for our two characters each with their own skill sets and learnable abilities.

There is a demo available on the kickstarter page and there isn’t long left, I was hoping to have my better pc in time to get better footage but there were problems and that had to be sent back, but check out the page there for updates and more information about the goals and what you can get for your funding of the project.

I think it’s nice to see something aimed at the younger market in modern times and would be an ideal game for a younger child as a first game perhaps, learning about animals as well as being entertaining but hopefully not too scary, saying that disney/pixar movies themselves these days have scarier concepts at times so this should be no more of a worry than any of those.

Support the kickstarter for woven at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1355836783/woven-solve-puzzles-by-reknitting-your-character

The classic binding of isaac has had some free dlc added since the launch of rebirth that most of you may not be aware of, adding “eternal” bosses and enemies which add an ultra hardcore mode truly pushing the limits over what is possible within the java engine version of the game, you think you’ve beaten the classic? Not until you’ve mastered the eternal edition and beaten all of the eternal bosses and things truly have gone to hell.

Although eternal enemies have a white aura to them they are far from angellic, instead being the hardest version they could possibly be, double the health, faster, stronger and with more tears you will need the extra eternal hearts they drop as getting to the end alive is going to be a true challenge in itself and passing any floor undamaged on eternal mode must surely be deserving of a medal.

If you haven’t encountered the binding of isaac at this point essentially the game is a top down twin stick shooter, but with a twist where the theme of the game is a very twisted and morbid story about a child and his fears coming to life through the most horrific twisted enemies. Each room locks you in with randomly generated floors and enemies based upon the progress you have made so far, and with upgrades that blend together to make further twisted abominations of your own body and weaponry every run is truly unique and you can sink thousands of hours into the game easily without getting bored trying to get every unlock and finish the game with every character.

Floors are generated from two versions with procedurally generated layouts so although you can expect the majority of enemies to be familiar to that floor the layout and items within will never be the same, and occasionally you will be faced with rare enemies which do not belong there! Within every floor there is a golden room requiring a key which contains a free random upgrade/item to use and a shop which you can purchase something to help you on your quest to victory, sometimes there are libraries and curse rooms and even arcades which can help you on your way, or waste your time, money and health and it is that mechanic along with whether you are overpowered for a floor and want to explore everything for maximum benefits or rush to the next floor after defeating the boss which keep things interesting between runs.

Other secrets are included in the game such as devil and angel rooms as well as truly secret rooms which I will not spoil in this mini review, but I do find in my gameplay video’s. These add strategy to the use of your items and health as well as the way you play a game to try to turn a losing run into one that you could possibly win.

Check out the eternal edition of binding of isaac as this is different in some ways to the current afterbirth game, although with the binding of isaac afterbirth++ you could incorporate many of these features and even create a truly twisted version of the game as everything is modifiable within that game and you can even create your own enemies, bosses and items so definitely check that out as well.

Get the original binding of isaac eternal edition on steam now and see if you can 100% the game store.steampowered.com/app/113200

Brawlhalla is a FreeToPlay online multiplayer brawl game for steam where action takes place with up to four players fighting in frantic button mashing combat on a single screen.

There are a variety of characters each with two specialised weapons which you can collect in level making all of the characters unique as well as their individual stats as the weapons all have their own individual playstyles leading to people often specialising in one particular character.

There are daily challenges, unlocks and cosmnetics to purchase as well as the fast paced brawl action, the game is very fun and this is my playlist of gameplay video’s

Checkout brawlhalla on steam now store.steampowered.com/app/291550

Zombie Kill Of The Week Reborn is a 2d zombie defense blaster action game where you face endless hordes of the undead with limiting conditions from being in a tiny room to a rapidly depleting ammo supply on weapons which may prove ineffective for the task at hand.

The action is very fast paced and the waves progress very quickly which is what you want in an action game for a little light relief, there are unlocks including the ability to call in AI partners to assist you in the carnage and help keep you alive one wave further along with more game modes and levels to unlock. If you fancy a blast you can also invite a friend to join you in online multiplayer to help survive the carnage together, or perhaps leave your friend to get chomped by the horde while you make your escape through the now unlockable door to get a decent weapon and make good your escape without them.

Every 10 waves or so there are boss creatures such as the yeti or the terrifying were-banker and each drop an upgrade if you are lucky enough to take them down.

Check out zombie kill of the week reborn for yourself on steam store.steampowered.com/app/342300

Cluster truck is a first person physics puzzle game where you have to jump from truck to truck avoiding the obstacles of the level in order to reach the goal, but it is not as simple as it seems, as a plethora of trucks all on random trajectories can create a cluster truck of a situation. You have the ability to slow down time in order to make things a little more manageable and this can also have effects upon how fast the trucks reach moving obstructions in the scenery.

The game is still in early alpha and this is where you can keep up with the footage of my gameplay through the alpha and as the game progresses to completion, even at the early stage the game is very challenging and fun, and you can see some of the modifications and mutators which will be available and are planned for implementation to add a bit of spice to the game for replayability once you have completed the main challenge of simply completing the levels.

Check out clustertruck for yourself now at www.landfallgamestudio.com/clustertruck

I can’t escape darkness is a first person exploration puzzle dungeon crawler, where you fall down a hole into a procedurally generated maze where your aim is to stay alive and find your way out of the darkness.

Escaping however isn’t as simple as this as not only are you surrounded by danger at every turn but you also have limited supplies, with a torch that is quickly running out of batteries and only the basics you have to explore the area to find supplies which will help keep you alive long enough to escape the dungeon. There are secrets to discover and many ways to die and fail in your attempts to escape.

The game is difficult but not unfair so it will keep you coming back for more, you could save and continue frequently to avoid the permadeath measure however this might make the game a little too easy to defeat in one run. The game is more designed for you to fail and learn why you failed and avoid dying in the same way again in order to finally find your way out of the dungeon and this is the best way to play for the most enjoyment, the save feature however is useful for if you have limited time and wish to save and continue playing the same run later without rushing in to your death when looking for all the secrets needed to escape.

The game would be ideal for virtual reality but even on an ordinary screen the mood of the darkness and the sounds which you will hear will immerse you into the horror theme of the game, and it is a very enjoyable experience.
Check out I can’t escape darkness for yourself on steam now http://store.steampowered.com/app/346090

Perpetual night is a retro style puzzle platform game where the lighting offers more than simply enhancing the pretty artwork, instead the light in the game actually effects your character as you transform between human form and demon form in order to solve the puzzles, beware also of the red light which will destroy your body and force you to begin from the last checkpoint.

The alpha demo introduces a few story aspects which will obviously be further developed as the main game progresses, with robots using ghosts to run electronics and commenting on the “trapped ghost inside the meat shell” before you fall below, and the eyes in the darkness in the wall tutorialising a little along with explaining some of the story as to how you came to be in the castle seeking your missing brother.

In this early version of the game light transforms you between human and demon form, where the human can interact with levers, pull objects and essentially interact with anything that involves thought whereas the demon form is quicker, can run faster and jump higher as well as climb mossy walls which a human could not traverse but lacks the intelligence to pull a simple lever. This is where the puzzle aspects begin as transformative lights need to be manipulated to allow you to progress through the rooms and progress through the game.

There are secrets even in this early aspect of development which are an essential feature of games such as this to stand out from a simple platformer, other essential aspects do tend to be optional paths with risk and reward, and there does seem to be a collectible feature with diamonds throughout the levels, however this is an early demo and doesn’t give away too much but shows just enough to get you interested in the main game, obviously there is a rich storyline behind the game also which will be unveiled, and choices seem to be permanent as opposed to some games where you can leave and come back and everyone has amnesia you have one chance to talk to npc’s and give a good impression much like in real life.

The mechanics feel good, no slippy platforming which would be the death of a game like this, you feel in control and able to traverse the environments perfectly fine, there are times you may fall through floors with clipping issues, but this is something with moving platforms and you have to remember this is still early in development so these wouldn’t be an issue in full release, and the main mechanics are sured up and allow you to enjoy the experience.

If you are looking for a 90′s style platformer this is exactly what you are looking for and reminds me of early 2d prince of persia games, and I would expect the full release to have further puzzle aspects and more light forms and transformations, perhaps some even being secret and hard to obtain, others perhaps being necessary to open paths in a traditional metroidvania style. (I know I don’t like using that, but for lack of a better name for games where new power’s allow you to open new area’s of the game and the fact that it is now industry wide standard for the term)

If you like what you see go greenlight the game and follow the progress.

Vote for perpetual night on steam greenlight now https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=660278735