Modlands is a an innovative new Twitch-friendly game that blends the building/crafting gameplay of Minecraft with the colony simulation of Dwarf Fortress and RimWorld, but also uses the magic of Twitch integration to allow people in your chat to join in the game as characters and control them with chat commands!
In Modlands you can explore new lands and fill them with a variety of structures, such as homes, farms, factories, machines and more. Your idyllic cubic lands are populated with colonists that you can manage and try to keep happy, but if you’re playing on Twitch these colonists can actually be the people in your chat! While watching a player stream Modlands, audience members in the chat can type ‘ilovemodlands’ at any time to instantly spawn a character within the game world and can then type various commands in the chat to control their character.
The charming visuals, fun world building and colony management in Modlands looks like great fun, but it’s the Twitch integration that makes it such an enticing prospect. It allows Twitch players much more interaction with their audience than traditional games as they effectively become overlords of their own micro-MMO populated by their audience.
The sign up process for Modlands is a little more complex than normal,but certainly worth it if your a Twitch user. You’ll need to join the Discord group then visit the Twitch Stream (usually running between 5-8PM PST) then type ‘ilovemodlands’ into the chat spawn a character with your name. After that you’ll be added to the next wave of Alpha invites!