Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!
Tonight, we'll be playing Chariot from Frima Studio. Chariot is a puzzle-platformer in which one or two players work together to push and pull a funeral chariot through haunted caverns and mines. We want you guys there, chatting along. So we're giving out more than 10 codes for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam!
Update: The stream has ended. Tonight's stream was special because one of the developers (Alex van Chestein, AKA Havochq) joined us in chat and answered questions! See his contributions and more in the full video replay.
In October 2014, Chariot launched as a Games with Gold title on Xbox One. Still, you might have missed it if you didn't have an Xbox One at that time or you game on other platforms on which the game was not free. And that's a shame, because Chariot is a charming little 2D puzzle platformer.
Chariot starts out with a sad event: the death of a king. The king's daughter and her fiancé take his body to tomb via a chariot. Unfortunately for them, the king's ghost does not find the tomb acceptable at all! He instructs them to take his body to a tomb more befitting his excellence, collecting all the treasure they can along the way.
Chariot can be played alone, but it's truly meant to be played with a local co-op partner. Both players must work together to push and pull the king's chariot through 25 vast underground levels. You'll collect tons of precious gems throughout each environment, which can then be spent in the skeletal merchant's shop on new items and upgrades.
With very little threat from enemies or the environment, the challenge comes from coordinating your efforts and making up for either partner's shortcomings. Play with a friend or significant other for a relaxing and occasionally exasperating good time.
We'll be streaming Chariot for 90 minutes tonight, starting at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific). During that time, we'll be giving out a total of 11 game codes:
- 5 for Xbox One
- 3 for PlayStation 4 (US accounts only)
- 3 for Steam
To enter, just follow me at Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch (making sure to enable email notifications!) and tune in during the stream. You can watch the stream right here in this post, but you need to actually participate in the stream chat to have a chance at winning. We'll deliver codes to the winners via Twitch message (PM) during the stream. No code begging!
I'll be available for a few minutes before and after the stream if you have any questions or just want to say hi. If you enjoy the stream, be sure to check our schedule and come back for more!
How to watch Twitch livestreams
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On Windows Phone, you'll have to grab an unofficial app. My recommendation is Unstream. It has far more features than competing apps, such as the ability to see a list of users participating in the stream chat. You can even add our channel directly from within the app! Just search for Eastxtwitch, select the channel to view our profile, and then select Follow from the pop-up menu at the bottom.
Want to know what's next for Windows Central's weekly Twitch streaming contests? Here's our upcoming schedule:
- Saturday, February 21 : Chariot from Frima Studio
- Saturday, February 28 : Asphalt 8 (Windows 8) from Gameloft. Guest cohost: "Gameloft" Ryan!
- Saturday, March 7 : Order & Chaos Online (Windows 8) from Gameloft. Guest cohost: "Gameloft" Ryan!
In addition to our Saturday contest streams, we also livestream a variety of different games throughout the week. These streams don't have contests, but they still offer a great chance to see more exciting games while enjoying our live commentary and stream chat.
- Mondays: Playstation Vita games! See what the other side gets to play.
- Tuesdays: The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360. Catch up on The Witcher saga before The Witcher 3 launches in May!
- Wednesdays: Xbox One games. We'll announce these games on the site every Wednesday.
- Thursdays: Dragon Age: Inquisition for Xbox One. Chosen by our loyal viewers!
We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.
The following viewers can look forward to some sweet local co-op!
Thanks to Frima Studio for providing tonight's prizes and joining us in chat during the stream. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!