What to Stream on Twitch

Find What to Stream on Twitch

Streaming on Twitch can be difficult at times if you find yourself with a core game, and looking for something new to play. There are times where a game may be dying, the game you’re playing doesn’t help your channel grow or you simply don’t enjoy it. I created some easy tips to find what game to play.

Advantages of Finding New Games to Play on Twitch

One of the main disadvantages is if you play one game and it dies, then your channel will likely die as well. It’s important, even as a competitive gamer nowadays, to play other games to give your channel options to grow in the future.

Don’t Play Oversaturated Games on Twitch!

When choosing a new game, it’s important to choose one that will give you an opportunity to show up “above the fold”. This means that for viewers searching for a specific game, they will view the top 6-12 channels or so before making a decision. This isn’t the case for “lurker” types who enjoy checking out smaller channels, but the majority will still be looking for those visible on the first page.

Don’t Play Games that are Too Small

Playing a game with a small viewership can also be a problem, since you don’t have an opportunity to get new viewers. In fact, you may actually be losing viewers because the attrition of your viewership is greater than the incoming new viewers and followers.

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Play a Game that You Enjoy!

Nothing’s worse than tuning into a streamer who clearly isn’t enjoying the game. In fact, that is arguably the most important part of the game. Since you are there to entertain your viewers, you can’t fake enjoying a game for 6-10 hours. If you do, you’re likely to burn out.

The best thing you can do is to play something that you enjoy playing. It will show in your gameplay, attitude and overall feel of your stream!

Play New Releases to Get More Twitch Viewers

Playing a new title can be one of the best ways to get new viewers. It takes some investment, but for some streamers, it can be worth the cost. Even more so, when you have exclusive access to a hot new title or game that is not yet available on PC.

There are a few things out there to mitigate the cost, though. Of course, there is the free to play section on Steam but other paid services can help you find exclusive titles. Some services, like Origin give you an opportunity to start playing a few days early!

Browse Twitch

Browsing Twitch can be one of the best ways to figure out what you should play next. Find a game within your genre, or if you’re a variety gamer just go for anything! Try to find something where your average viewer size can compete on the first page, and check out other streams to see if the game looks interesting to you and your community!

Should you Play Popular Games on Twitch?

Lets clarify that playing a popular game doesn’t necessarily mean play something saturated. It just means something that is in demand, but does not relate to the amount of streamers playing it. Playing a popular game can be great if you’re good at it, but viewers are especially critical of poor plays. You have to find a way to both be entertaining and competitive!

Before you try a popular game, ask yourself:

How will you stand out?

Will you enjoy the game? Or are you playing a popular game just to grow your channel?

Use SullyGnome’s Game Picker to Find What to Stream on Twitch

Sullygnome has a game picker tool to help you find what to stream for your community. You simply need to enter the average viewer count in the top right, and then browse games that you would be visible on the first few pages of the category!

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