streamline

Official Site: Streamline
Studio: Proletariat, Inc.
Launch Date: September 30, 2016
Business Model: B2P
Platform: PC

Twitch-centric Streamline is free on Steam for the next 24 hours

Remember back at the turn of October, when Amazon Game Studios and Twitch announced the Twitch Prime mélange and promised everyone tons of free gaming stuff as part of the Amazon Prime membership? One of those “free” things has arrived, and better yet, it’s free for everyone, not just for Twitch Primers, at least if you hit up Steam in the next 24 hours and chuck it into your cart.

I’m talking, of course, about Streamline, indie studio Proletariat’s stream-centric, viewer-controlled, early access multiplayer online arena game.

“Set in the near future, Streamline pits Runners vs. Hunters in a new sport enhanced by augmented reality and physical skills. After growing tired of mainstream sports with their limited mechanics, overblown sponsorships, and corporate greed, the Streamline Pro League was formed. Taking advantage of their dilapidated surroundings, players in the SPL run, jump, and fly through abandoned shipyards, vacant schoolyards, and crumbling skyscrapers while live streaming all of it to their adoring fans. Runners want to gather up as many points as they can while avoiding the Hunter. If they’re eliminated, they become Ghosts who stay in the game to haunt or help other players.”

Check out all the visuals below, then go get your freebie!

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The Daily Grind: Are you tempted by Amazon’s new Twitch Prime service?

Last night at TwitchCon, Amazon and Twitch announced a new service they’re calling Twitch Prime. Basically it’s an added perk of an Amazon Prime membership, so if you’re already paying for Prime’s movies-and-shipping service, then you’re basically getting more stuff for free, including ad-free Twitch viewing, free games, and exclusive trinkets — in fact, first up is stuff for SMITE, Paladins, and Hearthstone, plus a new indie game called Streamline. Subbers also get a monthly channel sub of their choosing.

Also chat badges and emotes. Gotta have those emotes.

My family already subs to Amazon Prime to get groceries and diapers (etc.) shipped out to us for free, and I’m guessing that’s true of a lot of you in North America and Europe where it’s available. So yay, more free stuff for something I was already paying for.

On the other hand, if I didn’t already have Amazon Prime, I’m not sure this would entice me to run out and get it. What are your thoughts on the whole shebang? Will the arrival of Twitch Prime change how you watch MMOs? Will it encourage you to sub to or keep Amazon Prime? Or will it have no effect on your gaming or buying whatsoever?

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