Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One or Steam game 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 Massive Chalice from Double Fine. Massive Chalice is a beginner-friendly strategy game whose story spans generations. Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and the full video replay.
Double Fine has a reputation for thinking outside the box, and that's exactly what they've done with Massive Chalice. This strategy game takes place in a unique fantasy kingdom with an immortal ruler. The ruler is permanently bound to the throne by the MASSIVE CHALICE, a mystical artifact which gives him advice in two distinct voices.
The kingdom they rule is beset by a foul ooze called The Cadence that seeks to pervert all life within the nation's borders. The MASSIVE CHALICE can fight off the sludge, but it takes a whopping 300 years. Thus begins a war that spans generations. Players will raise and marry off heroes in hopes of spawning new warriors to keep up the fight. When old warriors die, their weapons can become Relics passed down to their descendants. No one lives forever in this game, except for the player, the immortal ruler and protector of the kingdom!
Managing the kingdom and its population of heroes is only half the fun in Massive Chalice. The other part is engaging in turn-based strategy battles. Strategy games can be complex and tough to learn, but not this one! Double Fine set out to make sure that anybody can direct heroes and assign commands with ease in Massive Chalice. It's a strategy game for newcomers and veterans alike.
Can Paul master Massive Chalice's strategic battles and save his kingdom from the unholy menace of The Cadence? Watch our stream to find out!
We streamed Massive Chalice for ~70 minutes. During that time, we gave out a total of 15 game codes:
- 11 for Xbox One
- 4 for Steam
See the contest winners at the end of this story.
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Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? We stream a different game every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The stream always starts at the same time: 9pm Eastern (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific, 1am GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):
- Saturday, May 28: Resident Evil from Capcom! The original Resident Evil remastered in HD with new control options.
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 folks get to drink from the Massive Chalice!
Tonight's prizes provided by Double Fine. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!