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Captain.tv, an indie game developer specializing in games for streamers to play with their audiences, has announced a new racing game: Nitro. The developer is partnering with streamer agency Loaded and top creators such as Ludwig, Quarter Jade and NorthernLion to design, test and promote the upcoming title.

Nitro is designed to put each streamers’ audience into the driver’s seat. The free-to-play title lets streamers host races while viewers can use simple chat commands to control their driver. Partnered streamers and their communities will provide Captain.tv valuable feedback during Nitro’s alpha.

Built for the medium

Livestreams benefit from interactivity; it’s one major advantage the format has over on-demand content. Twitch Plays Pokémon was an early, wildly successful example of chat playing a game together on stream. Now, developers like Captain.tv are building games designed with streamer interactivity at their foundation.

“Our focus at Captain.tv is to build games specifically for streamers and their communities to play together and to help streamers with their goals around building communities,” said Bradley Ross, CEO of Captain.tv.

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