Beta sign ups are now live for Twitch Sings, a SingStar-esque Karaoke game being developed between Twitch and Harmonix (creators of Guitar Hero, Rock Band and Dance Central), that allows Twitch streamers to perform songs and interact with their audience.
Coming to PC, iOS and Android (though the Android version will see a later release), Twitch Sings features hundreds of songs for Twitch streamers to sing along to. You can create and customize an avatar, choose a song then take to the stage where your avatar will perform while you sing. During the song the lyrics and a SingStar/Rock Band style pitch guide are displayed and you’ll get a rating dependant on how well you do. You don’t have to go it alone either – you can perform duets with your community, with your partner showing up on a video screen behind your avatar.
As well as being able to enjoy listening to Twitch streamers’ ‘delightful’ renditions of popular songs, the crowd in Twitch chat are able to have their own fun. They’re also able to request songs, their avatars show up in the crowd, and they’re able to give the streamers challenges and make it rain glittery bits when they cheer.
Karaoke is a perfect fit for Twitch, allowing streamers to show off their talents and interact directly with their community. Music licensing issues have always been a problem with streaming music based games, but with a massive library of pre-approved songs and lots of great Twitch integration Twitch Sings looks set to redress the issue. Sign up for the Beta to start showing off your vocal talents!
Sign up For The Twitch Sings Beta Here (Twitch Account Required)