When you are just starting it is really important to get a game that is not too difficult.
There is so much up and down when you are playing that you need to be able to focus and stay in the game.
Because of this, there are some suggestions of games to start with that are accessible.
Keep in mind that some games are harder than others and most don’t have tutorials that explain things to you.
So it can be hard to figure out why your character is doing something or what to do.
You need to spend a lot of time looking through the game or following others’ play to find out more.
The good thing is that you can always take your game to a live streamer and ask them what to do.
Try to get an experience before you play a game for the first time. Start with an easier game first, play some online to test the game, and then go to a big online event.
Like how I talked about previously, it is so important to practice. You can’t just jump right into playing.
Are you ready to start?
You need to take the time to figure out if you are ready to stream or not.
If you don’t feel ready, maybe give Twitch, YouTube, or Mixer a try for a month.
You need to practice your stream and figure out what you want to say and do.
If you aren’t able to get any streams going, give it a little longer, maybe do a game jam for a month and then try again.
What do I do next?
It is important to get your camera set up correctly so that you have enough room to play and the camera isn’t blocking the action.
Having good camera angles and points of view is important.
There are other settings that you can play around with to get a better view.
After that, you need to have the mic on. You have to talk on stream and you need to be vocal.
You also need to pick a good game to stream. You need to decide which games you want to play, which streamers to follow, and how to keep people engaged.
The most important thing is to get people interested in your stream.
There are some tips on how to do that below:
Lead the stream
This is a big one for streamers. You want to control the stream and let people know what you are doing.
This can be done with a microphone on or if you don’t have one you can use Game DVR or another streaming software.
You need to make it clear that you are playing the game. If the game is a demo then say so and then you can talk about things happening on the screen.
People want to know what is going on.
This is something that I haven’t had to talk about too much but if you have a game that has lots of cool things to show off, then you should show some.
Some games have cool multiplayer or even just fun things going on around the game and others have special boss fights.
You want to show that in your stream. You don’t want to make it boring by showing that the game is almost over.
Show your smile
People always watch streamers to see if they are enjoying the stream.
You should do that too.
They also watch to see if you are having fun.
Take the best shots
Use your camera to show that you are having a great time.
You should show how good the game looks and you should show the crowd, the people watching, and just how awesome the game is.
Don’t forget to chat
You should spend at least some time talking to the people watching.
When you are playing it is ok to chat but when you are streaming, you need to spend a lot of time talking to viewers.
Nothing on screen
This goes along with chat but if you want to keep people interested you need to keep the camera away from the screen for a bit and talk about stuff.
There is a reason people are watching. They want to see something.
You are supposed to be having fun and doing what you want to do.
Be creative and have fun with your channel.
Don’t let people down, be someone who is fun to be around.
Show some balance
This is one that really does not have to be talked about too much.
You need to know what is going on. If it is your stream then you should be having fun.
When you are streaming make sure that you are following the stream and following the game.
This is very important for your viewers.