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‘Twitch Sings,’ Twitch’s first video game, allows streamers to perform karaoke songs and engage with their audiences. (Photo Credit: Twitch)

Twitch just revealed Twitch Sings, its first video game that enables Twitch community members to host “karaoke” live streaming sessions and engage with their audiences.

On Monday, Twitch announced the news on the first day of TwitchCon Europe, and it’s the live streaming platform’s first move into game development, The Verge reported. Twitch Sings is available for free on Windows and it can be dowloaded here.

Twitch Sings unites the fun and energy of being at a live show with the boundless creativity of streamers to make an amazing shared interactive performance,” Joel Wade, the game’s executive producer, said in a statement to The Verge. “Many games are made better on Twitch, but we believe there is a huge opportunity for those that are designed with streaming and audience participation at their core.”

Twitch Sings is almost like performing in front of a real audience, except, streamers are belting out their favorite songs for virtual viewers. Here’s how it works: There’s a “go live” button that will immediately begin broadcasting a Twitch Sings session. (Streamers can allow audiences to see them on a live camera feed or with a customized avatar.) Once a streamer starts performing, audience features, including “cheering” with emojis, virtual applause, and the option to vote on the next song in the karaoke lineup, foster fun engagement. Streamers can also be challenged by audience members to remove track lyrics or sing in different voices.

What’s cool about the game is that streamers can also singing in a duet with friends, other Twitch streamers, or audience members while they’re performing on the video game. Twitch told The Verge it plans to launch Twitch Sings with “a library of thousands of popular karaoke classics, with more being added to the catalog every week.” Twitch didn’t disclose how it will license the tracks, but it’s likely that it could be similar to how other karaoke venues secure permission via BMI or the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

For more updates on Twitch Sings and other cool highlights from TwitchCon Europe, visit Twitch’s website here.

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