Who doesn’t want to get paid to do what they love? Gamers are no exception to the desire for making their favorite hobby into their full-time career. As a gaming consultant, I often advise my clients on how they can turn their passion for gaming into a rewarding profession. Some gamers seek the adrenaline rush of being an eSports champion; others aim for celebrity streamer status. With the eSports arena constantly expanding, being paid to game is no longer a far-fetched dream — it’s a reality.
Many gamers are finding success with the live streaming platform, Twitch. But Twitch isn’t the only platform turning gamers into stars. Recently, more and more live streaming platforms are cropping up, giving gamers more opportunities to burst into the live stream limelight. Interactive live streaming site Mixer helps gamers cultivate personal audiences in a totally unique way. On Mixer, viewers and streamers join forces by gaming together. With Mixer’s unique MixPlay feature, viewers become participants in live events and gameplay with their favorite streamers.
Mixer boasts all the same features as Twitch — and then some. Streamers have the option of broadcasting a typical live stream or going interactive. When a streamer launches their Interactive Project via MixPlay, viewers have the opportunity to jump into the game. Depending on the user interface controls set in place by the streamer, viewers can either directly affect the game they’re watching or interact with a standalone application or tool. This engagement, which is totally unique to Mixer, turns ordinary broadcasts into interactivity on a whole new level.
But there is a catch: if you wish to launch an Interactive Project on Mixer, you have to bring some programming knowledge to the table. There are alternatives for the less scientific bunch, but you will need to use an existing Game Client or Interactive Application specifically formatted for MixPlay. If you’re already a coding whiz kid, this task should be a piece of cake with a majorly unique payoff. Building an audience on Mixer is different from any other live streaming community because you have the chance to literally game with your viewers. How cool is that?!
If you’re someone who loves toying around with code and you’re interested in launching a stream: try out Mixer. If you’ve got a special knack for the process, stay tuned to learn more about Allen Chi’s Scholarships & Sponsorships. Allen Chi is a proud supporter and believer in the unique skill sets of gamers and computer science students and professionals.