“Anne Bonny” from the new game Breakaway. Photos via Amazon Game Studios. Amazon Game Studios , the gaming development arm of Amazon, today revealed its first titles that feature deep integration with Twitch, the live streaming company that Amazon acquired for $1 billion in 2014.
Amazon on Thursday at TwitchCon in San Diego, Calif., debuted Breakaway , “a 4v4 mythological sport brawler built for fast action, teamwork, and live-streaming.”
“Players fight for dominance across fabled locations such as El Dorado, Atlantis, and Styx,” the game description reads. “They battle to control the Relic — the center of Breakaway’s action — passing it to teammates, defending it from attackers, and smashing it into an opponent’s base to score.”
“Thorgrim” from Breakaway. Breakaway is powered by Amazon Lumberyard , the game engine that runs on Amazon Web Services. The game also features four new ways for streamers to interact with Twitch users. From Amazon:
Metastream allows streamers to customize their broadcasts with real-time stat overlays.
Broadcaster Match Builder lets broadcasters invite their followers to join their matches.
Broadcaster Spotlight adds to the excitement of streaming. It tells players when they’re in a match that’s being broadcast, and lets them follow the broadcaster with a single click.
Stream+ gives broadcasters new ways to interact with their viewers through polls, and by allowing viewers to wager loyalty points that are redeemable for in-game rewards.
Amazon invited eSports players on stage at TwitchCon on Thursday to demo Breakaway . Gameplay was live-streamed on Twitch .