According to Newzoo, the gaming industry grew past $138 billion in 2018. Such a massive and profitable industry has opened many doors for game developers and communities that are aiming for a piece of the pie.
The Amazon-owned Twitch, a social video platform designed for gaming, has put its focus on providing an exceptional community-like experience to gamers across the globe.
Read on to learn more about Twitch’s search capability improvements that will leave a great impact on this gaming community.
In it to win ever since it was launched back in 2011, Twitch became an important part of the gaming industry with over 3 million monthly streamers. It allows gamers to broadcast content, as well as stream other peoples videos and participate in gaming community events.
The CEO of Twitch, Emmett Shear, recently even addressed some of the platform’s issues that were negatively impacting the user experience. The main issue was the lack of functionality in their search and discovery features that made finding content
Aiming for better user experience recent strategic move allowed Twitch to overcome this challenge by acquiring IGDB transforming its database features. Twitch recently made a move toward adopting a wider database that would significantly improve their search and discovery features.
They saw the Sweden-based IGDB startup as the perfect fit for the challenge. What will happen? IGDB or the Internet Games Database is a website dedicated to providing a relevant and detailed resource of information about games.
The startup was founded by Christian Firth of back in 2015 and it still consists of a small team of ten people. It is confirmed that IGDB’s database will merge with Twitch. The platform will now provide a better user experience and a more efficient source of gaming content through automation and community distribution.