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 itEver since it was launched back in 2011, Twitch became an important part of the gaming industry withover 3 million monthly streamers. It allows gamers to broadcast content, as well as stream other people’svideos and participate in gaming community events. The CEO of Twitch, Emmett Shear, recently evenaddressed some of the platform’s issues that were negatively impacting the user experience.
the issue was the lack of functionality in their search and discovery features that made finding content
Aiming for better user experience
The recent strategic move allowed Twitch to overcome this challenge by acquiring IGDB and
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.