Watch our Xbox One platformer Twitch stream tonight and win Kalimba codes!

We've got a busy week of Xbox One Twitch streaming lined up for you guys, and plenty of great prizes to sweeten the deal! Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific) we'll give you a chance to see two new and upcoming 2D platformers.

First we'll stream our first look at Kalimba, the latest game from Press Play, makers of Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Tentacles. Kalimba won't launch until December 17, so tune in to see it early! After that, we'll stream Thomas Was Alone, the clever and artistic ID@Xbox platformer from Mike Bithell and Curve Digital.

The stream has ended, but you can still watch the archive videos to see what each game was like. Don't miss them!

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Thomas Was Alone

In the words of Jonathan Dollison, Thomas Was Alone "is about friendship and jumping as Thomas and all of his [geometrically] proportioned friends try to overcome levels. Each shape will have its own unique personality and capability, so the shapes will have to work together to jump and overcome obstacles before arriving at the point of exit."

A simple but beautiful game, and it won't fill up your hard drive, either.

  • Thomas Was Alone – Xbox One – 465 MB – $10.99 – Link

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The Contest

We'll be streaming Kalimba and Thomas Was Alone for a total of two hours, starting at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific). During that time, we'll be giving out a total of 20 Kalimba Preview codes for Xbox One!

To enter, just follow me at 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!

What's the best way to experience Twitch? If you don't have a PC, you can get the Xbox One or Xbox 360 Twitch app and watch from the comfort of your couch. Or grab the unofficial app Livegaming for Windows Phone. It has plenty of great features, including the ability to chat along with your fellow viewers. Unfortunately you'll have to add our channel to your favorites from the Twitch website, outside of the app.

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, I'd love for you to tune in to future streams. For now, we'll do one every weekend, with a few non-contest streams throughout the week.

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Contest schedule

Want to know what's next for Windows Central's weekly Twitch streaming contests? Tomorrow we'll follow up with two more hot new downloadable titles. Then this weekend we'll stream our first horror game!

  • Wednesday, November 24: Pier Solar from Watermelon and Geometry Wars 3 from Activision
  • Saturday, November 24: Outlast from Red Barrels Games

Mark your calendar and tune in those days for your chance to win each game on Xbox One (and sometimes other platforms)!


Come back here after the show to see the list of winners.

  • nikrolls
  • halfblackcanadian
  • narcosleepy
  • royalbob5
  • pastormtitus
  • phirefly2k
  • Bic9
  • Ghoti00000
  • Mtaraylz
  • Tauansantana
  • alittlerino
  • souza_rs
  • stetorg
  • thals1992
  • z0rbs
  • t3kn0thugz
  • bria5544
  • idej26
  • aj6627
  • tehhunter01

Thanks to our Twitch stream moderators Tylerh1701 and DerekDoesIt (who goes by isi mcf here at Windows Central) for moderating our streams and giving away the prizes! Thanks also to Press Play for donating tonight's prizes!