Meet the video games trying to turn game development on its head

Twitch comments form a bridge for the player in “Choice Chamber.”
Source: Kickstarter

Making a video game is hard. Making a good one is harder. Will asking for help from a disorganized mob of strangers make it any easier?

That's the question at the core of two nascent games, Choice Chamber and Project Cyber, both of which are using the game streaming site Twitch as a sort of development aid. In Choice Chamber, Twitch viewers will be able to vote on things like what weapons a player should receive or what enemies they should encounter; Project Cyber, meanwhile, is game development masquerading as a reality show, with creators Spearhead Games promising to make their work as transparent as possible.

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