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 an emotional puzzle platformer called In Between from Headup Games and gave out cool prizes to our live viewers. Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and the full video replay.
Just follow us at Twitch.tv/WindowsCentral, enable email notifications, watch along, and participate in chat for your chance to win. After the stream ends, be sure to check back for the YouTube replay video and contest winners.
een mixes a challenging and thoughtful story with equally challenging puzzle platforming gameplay. The game takes place inside the mind of a man who suffers from terminal cancer. He won't be around much longer, and so he retreats inward to look back at his life. There, he must solve a number of puzzles as he works his way through the emotional turmoil.
The game's main gameplay hook is the ability to manipulate gravity. Players can change the source of gravity to any of the four cardinal directions in order to help our hero make his way to the end of each level. Spikes and other dangers abound, so careful manipulation of gravity and quick reflexes will be needed to steer away from danger.
With 60 mind-bending levels, one deep story, and an unusual hand-drawn art style, this is one puzzle platformer you won't soon forget. Watch our hero solve puzzles and try to overcome an essentially unwinnable situation, or at least make peace with it.
In Between costs $11.99, but the Steam version is currently on sale for only $4.79 as part of the steam Summer Sale.
After the main stream ends, we'll follow up with a bonus stream featuring Jackbox's Drawful 2. And best of all, this is a game that everyone in the audience can participate in – even if they don't own it.
The team behind the hit party games Fibbage, Quiplash, and YOU DON'T KNOW JACK presents Drawful 2, the game of terrible drawings and hilariously wrong answers!
You use your phone or tablet to draw weird and funny things like "pitcher of nachos" or "death by trombone." The other players type in what they think the (probably terrible) drawing is and those become the multiple-choice wrong answers. Then everyone - even an audience of potentially thousands – tries to guess the REAL answer.
Drawful 2 includes new features like the ability to add your own user generated prompts to make even crazier custom games with your friends, as well as expanded tools for streaming including censoring players. Drawful 2 is a go-to party game that everyone can play and enjoy!
We streamed In Between for 60-90 minutes and Drawful 2 for ~60 minutes. During that time, we gave out plenty of prize codes:
- 6 In Between for Xbox One
- 5 In Between for Steam
See contest winners at the end of this article.
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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, July 2nd: Neverwinter from Perfect World Entertainment. Win a companion you can't get anywhere else!
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 have some tough platforming ahead of them!
**Bonus prizes (Drawful 2 stream)
- Assassin's Creed Unity - Pedro_md11
- Skylings: garden Defense - Nvmkpk
Tonight's prizes provided by Headup Games. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!