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 at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT), we'll be playing Terraria from 505 Games and Re-Logic. Terraria is a 2D platformer with creative and survival elements, much like Minecraft. To make things even better, we have a whopping 35 Terraria codes to give away for Xbox One, PlayStation, and Steam!
Update: The stream has ended. Continue reading to watch the abridged replay in YouTube format and see the list of contest winners!
Do the blocky 3D worlds of Minecraft rub you the wrong way? Then try Terraria, the 2D platforming survival game. At the start, you'll create your own male or female custom character. Then it's time to generate a new world or load up a saved one.
Terraria has many familiar mechanics like exploration, mining and building things. The building works a bit differently in 2D, but players can still create impressive structures. Don't mistake this for Minecraft, however. Terraria has a much greater emphasis on combat and platforming. Find the right gear and you can even gain unique abilities like super jumps and turning into a werewolf.
Naturally, games of this type are more fun with friends. Terraria supports 8-players online or 4-player split-screen on Xbox One.
Tune in tonight to watch me play online multiplayer and maybe win a copy of your own!
- Terraria – Xbox One – MB – $19.99 – Xbox Link
- Terraria – Xbox 360 – MB – $14.99 – Xbox Link
- Terraria – Windows PC – $9.99 – Steam Link
- Terraria – Windows Phone – 80 MB – $4.99 – Store Link
We'll be streaming Terraria for 90 minutes tonight, starting at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT). During that time, we'll be giving out a total of 35 game codes:
- 15 for Xbox One
- 10 for PlayStation 4 (North American accounts only)
- 5 for PlayStation Vita (North American accounts only
- 5 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!
If you enjoy the stream, be sure to check our schedule and come back for more!
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Next week's stream
Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? Here's next weekend's contest stream. The stream always starts at the same time: 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT).
- Stealth Inc 2 from Curve Digital
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.
Congratulations to the following cool people:
Thanks to 505 Games for providing tonight's prizes. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!