Twitch, arguably the largest live streaming video game portal out there, is determined to bring live streaming to mobile games. Game developers will be able to include live streaming and broadcasting to their games thanks to an SDK broadcasting toolkit, which was just released by Twitch. This will allow you to share your, say, Flappy Bird miseries with anybody via the live video streaming platform.
Thanks to the SDK, game devs are enabled to implement:
- the ability to capture and broadcast gameplay video and audio
- video capture from the front-facing camera
- audio capture using an internal or external microphone
- videos can be archived for immediate viewing on Twitch and uploaded for sharing
- broadcast quality can be toggled between High, Medium, and Low settings
- robust chat options including emoticons badges and chat colors
- the easy discovery of related broadcasts from other gamers
Of course, whether a future mobile game will support Twitch streaming solely depends on its developers.
A Twitch app already exists for both iOS and Android. It allows you to watch gameplay streams of different PC or console video games.
Download: Twitch (iOS