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What's the different between "games" and "broadcaster tools"?

Hey there hackathon participants!

A few folks have asked about the difference between the two submission categories, "games" and "broadcaster tools." Another way to phrase this could be "gaming" vs "non-gaming." Whichever category you choose, we wanted to provide more information and examples before the submission deadline.


A Channel Points API hackathon project could be submitted in the "gaming" category if the project interacts with or affects the gaming experience of a broadcast.  A few examples include:

  • Changing the rules or points for the game being played
  • Matching players for a competitive round of a game
  • Playable game in a Twitch Extension

Broadcaster Tools

You should use the "broadcaster tools" category if the project is not directly related to a game. These projects affect other aspects of a broadcast. A few examples include:

  • IoT devices
  • OBS scene control
  • Celebrations or alerts
  • Moderation

Still Not Sure? Have Questions?

We're sure there will be projects that can fit in either category. In this case, select the category you believe best represents your project.

If you have any further questions about the categories or the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum. Thanks!