Today, I am happy to announce two new, big, additions to the Gamactica website and community.
First things first, many of you may have noticed that you’re earning GamactiPoints, and that there is a little leaderboard in certain areas of the website showing the top earners of GamactiPoints.
GamactiPoints are points you can earn for a variety of community-related activities, such as:
- Posting a Daily Update on Gamactica: we reward you for sharing your channel updates, clips, stream links, etc.
- Building your network on Gamactica: adding friends, joining and engaging in groups, etc.
- Recruiting new members to Gamactica and the Stream Directory
- Much, much more with more being added.
GamactiPoints are more than just a number, you can cash them in for things to help your channel, such as social media promotions/features from one of our social media accounts, making your channel featured in the Stream Directory which boosts your exposure, and more.
We want to reward community-related actions, and those who help build our community, but also other members of our community.
A full breakdown of GamactiPoints can be found here.
The next announcement is exciting, because it holds so much potential to be something really effective, beneficial, and powerful.
Some of you who are on your Path to Affiliate and/or Partner, may have noticed the following on Twitch:
Now, Twitch is changing how views are being counted, and while it seems on the surface as a negative, the intentions are likely to cut down on those who manipulate certain tactics to “manufacture” numbers.
So, what do we do?
This is where our new Watch Parties come into play.
Watch Parties will be events where a number of Gamactica members go to another member’s LIVE stream and visit, talk in the chat, and engage with the channel for 20+ minutes.
This will help draw new and engaging viewers to a channel, and will help members achieve goals.
Each member of Gamactica who participates in a Watch Party will be rewarded with GamactiPoints, and can keep racking up points with each Watch Party they attend.
Then, they can purchase their own Watch Party by cashing in their GamactiPoints.
This will be heavily policed to ensure we have active and engaging members of this group, so, interested members will have to meet our requirements to be considered for the group. Once you are approved, you can then participate in Watch Parties and be eligible to activate your own Watch Party.
Naturally, we want to round up a solid number of members before fully launching this, so if this is of interest please visit this page.
NOTE: We will roll this out for Mixer members too, once this group builds a strong memberbase.
With the addition of GamactiPoints and Watch Parties, we now offer streamers a number of ways to boost the exposure of their channel, and a powerful way to market their streams.
Combined with the Stream Directory and our community based website, I am excited to see what the rest of 2019 has in story for Gamactica.
It is crazy to think that we launched a little over 4 months ago, and we have accomplished so much, thus far, with much more on the way.
Thank you for joining us on this journey.
Gamactican, Mixer Streamer ‘TygarLily’ Reaches Partner
Gamactica member are Mixer streamer ‘TygarLily’ has officially reached Partner status on the Mixer platform, marking an incredible milestone in her streaming career.
“Hitting Partner on a recognized platform has been my dream over the past 4 years… has it changed anything for me? I would say no… I still have the business relationships I made over the years and will still be working just as hard” Tygarlily told Gamactica.
While streaming platforms continue to battle it out for content creators, TygarLily, who first started on Twitch, found her home on Mixer.
“I chose Twitch first because it was marketed well. I enjoyed streaming on that platform and meeting individuals that loved crafting and playing the same games as I” she said.
“It was actually a really great platform for cosplay building. I made the switch to Mixer about 10 months ago because the community made me feel like a real personality… I wasn’t just a viewer trying to make it… I was a personality, gamer, and creator that people wanted to see everyday. That was the drive for me when I switched.”
She started her streaming career based off her love for gaming.
I’m a well rounded gamer… the traditional.. “my family grew up on consoles like Genesis, Super Nintendo, Windows 95….”
“Blizzard always does activations of… “Sign up today and get a free…” so I signed up for Twitch and it changed my gaming world for the better. I started streaming my Guild’s raids every week and then my Overwatch games with friends I met during cosplay conventions.
The positive response I got from viewers and crafters kept me going. I only streamed as a hobby since I was going to school and working full time. It wasn’t until my family made the decision to move to Georgia.. where I had to give up my salary job.. when I made the decision to stream full time.”
Her approach to content creation is being herself.
“First, I’m a gamer. Second, I’m a cosplayer. Sure there are tons of girls just like me out there but what makes me different is that I’m making content that’s meant to be striking in a tomboyish approach. I don’t want to be recognized as a girl looking for attention with cosplay, I want my cosplay to be recognized as a marketing strategy for my favorite video games.”
Reaching Partner on any platform is the end result of hard work and dedication, and TygarLily had some tips for those who are still on their path to Partner.
“Follow your passions but don’t get absorbed into what you like doing” she suggests. “You will have to play and create what you want about half the time. The other half is adjusting, marketing, and gaming what the viewers/platform/businesses want to see.”
Tygarlily is a member of the Gamactica community, and you can follow her page here. She is also listed in our Stream Directory, so feel free to leave her a review here. She is also listed in the Gamactica Cosplay Directory, and you can find her here.
Gamactica Launches Music Directory
Gamactica is happy to unveil our brand new Music Directory which is now live on our website.
The Music Directory will highlight the music streamers that dedicate their channels on Twitch, Mixer, YouTube, Facebook, Caffeine, etc. to music performances and music content. It is aimed to shine a spotlight on these content creators.
We have seen more and more musicians creating content on streaming platforms such as Twitch, for example, during the last few months. This introduction of music-based content on streaming platforms has pushed the continued evolution of streaming, and has continued to diversify the content on the most popular platforms, some of which have been mostly known for gaming and esports.
Gamactica continues to evolve our community, to be a home and platform for content creators, and a place to intermingle with a variety of content genres, brands, and businesses that operate in the same industry.
If you’re a musician who is interested in being listed in our Music Directory, create a profile on Gamactica and fill out the Music Directory Application here.
Can You Survive the Gamactica Challenge?
If you are a member of the Gamactica community, play Friday the 13th on Playstation, and want to win some marketing for your channel and page, then step up and challenge the team during the special Friday the 13th Stream Event this week.
If you think you’re a badass Jason who can’t be stopped, then issue the challenge to our team. Selected participants will be invited, during our live stream event, to join our private lobby for one match.
Should you survive as Jason you can win the following:
- ONE free promo on one of our Instagram or Twitter accounts (@Gamactica_/@TwitchUniverse/@MixerUnited on Instagram | @Gamactica on Twitter)
- A clip from your stream featured during an episode of the Gamactica After Dark podcast. Clips are 45 seconds to 1 minute long and are featured as part of our Featured Streamer of the week segment at the end of the podcast that is uploaded to YouTube.
How to qualify:
- Must be a member of the Gamactica community
- Must be listed in our Stream Directory (or have an application pending)
- Must be following Gamactica on Twitch/Mixer
- Must be 18+ (our stream is for adults)
- Must be available during our event that runs from Thursday September 12th into Friday September 13th.
- Must be playing Friday the 13th on Playstation
If you want to join in, respond to us on Social Media and/or email us using our Contact Form
WARNING: Stream sniping, cheating, toxicity, etc. will result in immediate disqualification and ban.
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