Below is a list of the members of Gamactica who broadcast an IRL Stream (In Real Life). IRL Streams are one of the most searched streams on platforms such as Twitch, Mixer, and YouTube.
IRL streams are streams that showcase a specific person, or group of people, doing a specific activity or going through their everyday life. By checking out an IRL stream, you can watch an artist paint a picture, a graphic designer make a website, a musician play piano or recite a song, a trainer take you through a workout, and more. The options of what you can find in any number of IRL streams is truly limitless.
IRL streams have been so diverse that in 2018 Twitch incorporated a new diverse section for the streams in a simple IRL section, no longer cornering IRL with a generic label. Within this section there are a number of categories, and while they make it easier for you to find these specific IRL types on the streaming platform, they also hone in on the most popular sub-sections of this growing stream category:
- Art – For all the artists creating paintings, illustrations, animation, comics, photography, and more, whether you’re using digital or traditional methods or techniques.
- Hobbies & Crafts – Use this category when you’re crafting real world objects or working on DIY projects. Includes making costumes, sewing, sculpture, LEGO, woodwork, metalwork, and more.
- Food & Drink – From cooking to eating and everything in between, this category is for anything related to the creation, culture, or consumption of food and drinks.
- Music & Performing Arts – Use this category when you’re dancing, singing, composing music, playing an instrument, and more.
- Beauty & Body Art – Use this category when you’re streaming makeup, skincare, bodypainting, tattooing, and more.
- Science & Technology – Use this category when you’re streaming activities like software development, game design, science experiments, engineering, or robotics.
- Just Chatting – This category is for conversations between streamers and viewers, like when you’re warming up at the start of your stream, doing Q&As, or live vlogging.
- Travel & Outdoors – Whether you’re exploring a new city or just hanging out in your hometown, this category covers all your walking-and-talking needs.
- Sports & Fitness – From team sports to training solo, this category includes everything you’d do in a gym and more.
- Tabletop RPGs – Finally a place to stream all the tabletop RPGs you love.
- Special Events – This is where you’ll find big events like TwitchCon, E3, and PAX, as well as special announcements from game developers and publishers.
- Talk Shows & Podcasts – This category name gets an update for all the podcasters out there.
- ASMR – A centralized place for ASMR content.
IRL has been so wide open, and the efforts to break it down in a more organized fashion has been a goal for streaming platforms, such as Twitch, and there have also been negatives to how people are utilizing the method.