I was probably the last person that I thought would end up streaming indie game development on Twitch, yet, here I am with a stream schedule, an affiliate on Twitch, specialized hardware, and a small, yet growing community of awesome people who tune in to watch me babble and code at the same time. It’s indie game development at its best.

Schedule

Most of the time I try to stick to my daily schedule. However, that doesn’t stop me from streaming outside those core hours. I’ve always been a night owl, producing some of my best work in the early hours of the day. If I am going to stream, I will most likely fire it up shortly after 8 PM EST. So watch for those bonus stream notifications. While no longer found on Fridays, the ad-hoc PR Fridays block finds its way into random streams over the weekend, or as time permits.

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
9:30AM - 2:00PM9:30AM - 2:00PM8:00PM - 11:00PMOffOffOffOff

Why Twitch?

A high quality version of the feed gets sent to Restream.IO. It then handles broadcasting to Twitch, Mixer, and YouTube. Right now, I am just focusing on building the Twitch community as it objectively is the right target for this sort of stream. Twitch also has a good foundation in place to support developers and is always expanding it.

Stream Hardware

When I started streaming to Twitch, the goto was OBS. As the stream’s complexity increased, OBS started showing its limits. I acquired a license of Wirecast (or Wirecrash/Wirecrap as our streaming community has so fondly started calling it). As time has gone on, I’ve built up a repository of hardware I use to make the process a bit more interesting for watchers. It also goes to help the PTBO Game Jam with its streaming of events as well. If you have any questions, or comments, don’t hesitate to speak up on stream. I love talking about my setup, we can go down that rabbit hole together.

Development Box

iMac 5K Late 2015
Intel® Core™ i7 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
32 GB 1867MHz DDR3 SDRAM
AMD Radeon R9 M395X w/ 4GB

Streaming Laptop

MacBook Pro 2016
Intel® Core™ i7 2.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor
16 GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
AMD Radeon Pro 460 w/ 4GB

Accessories

MicrophoneApex Compact Headworn Condensor
HDMI CaptureMagewell USB Capture
SoundboardYorkville VGM14
HeadphonesBose Quiet Comfort 35

Software

IDECLion
EngineUnreal Engine