Choice Chamber is, without a doubt, a unique type of game. Unfortunately, unique games have a lot to provide when they're asking for money via Kickstarter. The 2D platformer is intended to be played while livestreaming via Twitch, allowing the viewing audience to directly affect the gameplay via informal polls that run throughout the game. Of the $30,000 that Studio Bean asked for, they'd received just around $15,000 with four days of a thirty-day period left. Things were looking grim.
Twitch, however, isn't ready to just let such an interesting concept fade into the night. In an announcement made today the company has promised to match any donations to the Kickstarter project in order to help the game reach their goal. That is to say, of the $15,000 left Twitch will provide $7,500 so long as the other $7,500 is made by other donators. In the time since the Kickstarter project has already jumped up to $18,000.
Due to the publicity Twitch has provided, Choice Chamber just may reach its goal without any further investment from the streaming company. The power of the internet eh? Still, it's probably a smart move for both companies since Studio Bean will almost certainly get to make their game now and Twitch will reap the zany benefits of having such a clever game accent their services.
Choice Chamber is planned to be released on PC and Mac holiday 2014 and yes, it will have an offline mode for those who aren't interested in streaming the game themselves.