Hello creators! Welcome back to the best games to stream for February 2022!
This month, we really wanted to lock into some unique games and categories, while also showcasing a fan favorite in the process. The goal this year is to find unique ways to stand out in saturated titles, but also using different ideas and strategies to cut through the noise amongst the crowd. So let’s do just that with this month’s games (and categories) to keep an eye on. Let’s get into it!
Pokémon Legends: Arceus
For years, fans of the Pokemon series have asked for an open-world experience where you truly feel like you are in a world inhabited by Pokemon. Enter Pokemon Legends: Arceus.
Pokemon Legends Arceus let’s the player go back in time and explore the Sinnoh Region. You are tasked with studying the Pokemon and completing the Hisui region’s first Pokedex. What’s really cool about the gameplay is that you can walk up and interact with Pokemon, deciding whether to throw a Pokeball or engaging it in battle with your team.
Of course, shiny Pokemon are back and can be encountered in the wild. With roughly a 1 in 158 chance of finding a shiny, this could be a great game to shiny hunt in and leave you time to engage with your chat as you stream. You can also use Twitch channel points to have your chat vote on what shiny to go for next. If you love Pokemon, definitely give Pokemon Legends: Arceus a go!
Typically, we showcase video games to stream, but we wanted to give a shoutout to the Just Chatting section as something to consider using to build your audience in 2022.
Building a community on Twitch is hard if you focus 100% on just playing games. Individuals are much more likely to latch on to your content when you weave in the unexpected. Many creators use this section to talk drama or watch shows like Masterchef. But some creators have found a unique way to use Just Chatting’s popularity to stand out and do unique things with it.
Though vulgar in many regards, PaymoneyWubby is a great example of a creator who uses Just Chatting to grow a loyal and engaged audience. Wubby uses Just Chatting to do more “away from the desk content”, which is unique when the majority of creators get on and stick to playing a game for the entire stream. You can find him watching 90 Day Fiance, doing cookoffs, or even playing life-sized chess in his living room. You never know what type of content you’ll get from him, which keeps people engaged and checking in.
Creators like TheSushiDragon use Just Chatting to showcase cool stream effects they work up and control simply with their voice! TheSushiDragon weaves in these cool effects while talking with chat for a cool and different experience.
Though we don’t recommend copying people, if you have an idea (and equipment) to step away from the computer desk and do something outside or even in a different part of the house, maybe give it a go under the Just Chatting section. Especially if you don’t actively engage in the Just Chatting category, your community will be intrigued when you show up there and probably check in to see what you have going on.
Do keep in mind that Just Chatting is highly competitive, so really think about your content and what would fit well there and is unique enough to click on.
Alright, we promise we will end it with a game that you can stream. A lot of individuals are deeply engrained in the battle royale scene, but the recent blunder of Call of Duty: Vanguard and the integration of Caldera leaves a lot to be desired.
If you find yourself wanting to keep creating battle royale content, but want to stray away from the top dogs like Call of Duty or Apex, give Super People a go.
Super People is a battle royale FPS game for PC where there are 12 playable classes. Each of these classes has unique abilities and skills to use. Think PUBG meets Apex Legends. The goal, like any other BR, is to be the last person or squad remaining.
While not unique in it’s execution, Super People could be a great fallback for a channel that built it’s community on BRs, but hasn’t vibed with Apex, CoD, or Fortnite lately. Super People gives you the opportunity to let chat pick your character and its fairly new, so its not as saturated as the main BRs in the market.
As we move further into 2022, we want to put the focus on more ways to stand out from the crowd. Picking the right game is critical to building your audience, but sticking to what you like so you don’t burn out. New games like Pokemon Legends: Arceus let you directly tap into your audience if you create Pokemon content, while Super People give BR creators a new game to try. Meanwhile, you should be finding ways to mix in Just Chatting for a more unique and different experience for your community. It could come end up paying out huge dividends if done right.
But what do you think? What games are you planning on playing to stay unique and stand out this year? Let us know in the comments down below and we might add it on our next list!
Thanks for reading, keep on creating, and GLHF!