Every weekend, Windows Central streams a 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 played a new Steam release called KWAAN from Ankama Games. KWAAN is a unique 2D MMO in which players can actually build pixel art creations within the online world. We also gave out bunches of Steam codes for the game. Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and the video replay of the stream!
In KWAAN, players become a tiny creature called a Dwaal. This Pikmin-like being will team up with fellow Dwaal (players) to collect resources, create an ecosystem of plants and animals, and ultimately save their fantasy world by restoring the balance of nature.
"KWAAN is a hybrid of RPG, online ecosystem management and pixel-art creativity, where helping others and respecting nature are essential to survival! At the heart of the game is an organic, evolving ecosystem, players must help each other to prevent the end of the world and uncover the many secrets of the god tree mysterious origin!
Each day, the game checks the state of the god tree's mood. If Kwaan cries, the server will drown in tears and crash. The players must restart - keeping their experience! If Kwaan is happy, the tribe will progress through events and will hopefully unlock all the secrets of the game. If not...
To make Kwaan happy, develop its branches, summon animals, create flowers, fight the pollution, use your grappling hook explore and unearth the secrets... Each action has an influence on the world! Each day, a new narrative mystery will appear, revealing more information about the Kwaan and the origin of the tribe."
You've never played a game quite like KWAAN. Watch us play it for a glimpse into a beautiful and unique MMO adventure!
We streamed KWAAN for 60-90 minutes tonight. During that time, we gave out a total of 20 game codes:
- 20 KWAAN codes for Steam
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Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? We stream a different game every Saturday. The stream always starts at the same time: 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):
- February or March: The Fall with special guest cohost, a member of the game's development team!
- February or March: Tachyon Project
- February or March: Neverwinter: Underdark – See the newest free Neverwinter expansion and win premium items!
- February or March: Lifeless Planet
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.
These good people are about to get back to nature!
Tonight's prizes provided by Ankama Games. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!