Evolve + Twitch partnership going live at GDC in San Francisco


Minneapolis startup Evolve announced their partnership with Twitch back in December and the fruits of labor are bearing this spring in San Francisco.

The two will be live broadcasting on Twitch during the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) Wednesday (3/27) and Thursday (3/28), including interviews and demos with a lineup of game developers, designers, and publishers.

From the GDC Website:

“The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest professionals-only game industry event. The GDC celebrated its 25th edition in 2011, making it also the longest-running event of its kind…The GDC attracts over 22,500 attendees, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry…”

While the promotional win of reaching into Twitch’s audience during GDC is reason enough for Evolve to celebrate, the culmination is a big step for the startups IP. Evolve has been in build mode since announcing their intentions, completely re-engineering the core technology.

“Live game streaming is becoming a huge phenomenon. With he integration of Twitch’s SDK, thousands of game titles can be instantly broadcast with a single click. This combination of world class technology has virtually eliminated the need for one-off integrations and esoteric tools with steep learning curves,” says Evolve CEO Adam Sellke.

“Being able to broadcast any game using Evolve and then sharing this with a myriad of game developers and publishers at one of the largest gaming conferences in the world is the perfect stage,” says Twitch CEO Emmett Shear.