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Streaming games!
  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-01-26

    Hey everybody!

    I just wanted to talk about this idea when shyryan talked about teaching game on TwixT forum. Basically to support the Littlegolem community I would like to start a stream channel on this.

    I will stream some analysis, some short games, some teaching games, etc... the idea is also that everybody can ask for something, we can decide a date and we can make some analysis of games, it can be at low or good level, we can make some teaching games, having some general comments on games, we can play some blitz somewhere, etc... feel free to contact me and we’ll see what we could do. Would be a pleasure.

    Of course the idea is that after the stream the videos will be saved and available on the channel so that everybody can watch it when they want.

    I just created the channel: https://www.twitch.tv/sephibbz_fj

    And also the discord: https://discord.gg/HGSAu9w

    I hope it can make the community more united!

    See you (-;

    PS: Richard nicely allowed me to use the LG logo.

  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-01-27

    So we have a 1st participant :P

    We start in 2hours, 8pm in Paris, gonna talk about TwixT with Flemming Jensen!

  • David J Bush ★ at 2021-01-27

    I hope you will consider posting completed videos to You Tube. Twitch has a memory leak issue for me.

  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-01-27

    I will see that yeah, actually it says that they keep it during 60 days so I have some margin to do something for this. 

  • David J Bush ★ at 2021-01-27

    What I mean is, when I am following a Twitch stream on my browser, I am losing RAM at the rate of about 1 Megabyte per second. So I can participate for about half an hour and then I have to reboot my machine.

  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-01-27

    Well I hope it was a good experience this very first stream ;D

    The video is on the channel.

    We talked about TwixT at a pretty high level, would be a pleasure to make some other ones, on every game you want and at any level.

  • add3993 ★ at 2021-01-27

    Really, really nice and useful.  thank you Florian!  (and Flemming!)

    Small comment, it would help in future to equalize the audio levels a bit more.

    Please feel encouraged to do as many Twixt streams as you would like to.  Twixt vs Hex comparisons, particularly in regard to opening/broad strategy, are also welcomed.

  • spartacu5 at 2021-01-28

    Hi! A friend and I were also thinking to do a very similar thing, streaming abstract games, and we will also start doing it soon. I’m glad to see this topic discussed! 

  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-01-28

    Maybe in an hour a stream for twixt beginners this time. If you never played it maybe it can help you to try it! 

  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-01-31

    If someone like Flemming wanna talk about his games or something tell me (-;

    By the way I don’t think that LG players are really Twitch users :D

    But it’s sad cause I think it could be a really great ressource to keep the community alive.

    But a twitch account is required, you need to “follow” the stream so that you’ll have a notification when it starts, etc...

    Cause actually it’s pretty useless I guess xD

    Moreover I’m not sure to understand their rules but I’m anxious that if you don’t have 50 followers at least they removed your videos faster.

    Youtube can also be an interesting ressource as David Bush said.

  • Maurizio De Leo ★ at 2021-01-31

    Yes, I second Youtube. 

    There seems to be more "permanence"

  • ypaul21 at 2021-01-31

    I also always seem to have issues buffering videos on Twitch, but it is never a problem on YouTube no matter which device I use. I was watching the first stream for a while before I gave up because the video kept stopping every five seconds. 

  • add3993 ★ at 2021-01-31

    Hi Florian, I’ve joined Twitch and followed you in case it helps (suggest putting a link in your bio, and/or commenting on LG each time a stream is starting); earlier had been watching the videos post-recording without an account.

  • Carroll ★ at 2021-01-31

    Yes me too, thanks Florian it is very interesting, I enjoyed “les 3 principes fondamentaux”.

    How do you explain that in your example against David, you did not use the third one of “forced answers” ?

  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-01-31

    Well, first, I’ll try to at least reach the 50 followers on Twitch cause it seems to be an issue there.

    On the other hand I’ll consider Youtube also, but the videos will be done on Twitch and then posted on a youtube channel, i need to think a little about this but it won’t be a problem.

    Carroll, I think in this very interesting game with David it was an amazing illustration of the second law, both players were keeping the 2 possible paths in their minds until the very end, it was not “really” an illustration of “forced answers” to me.

    Remember that it’s a pleasure for me to do this, really, but I cannot do it alone, I believe that it is really nice if some other players make some comments, ask questions or even better come on the stream like Flemming did.

    With experience we can make some videos more structured like with 3 points to see, with 3 games studied of someone, let say in 1 hour, so that it’s not too long.

    Moreover it is possible on Twitch to plan when you gonna stream so we can do something nice.

    Of course we’ll never have thousand peoples who are interested in abstract games, but I don’t have such expectations, if a small number of players enjoy to participate and learn stuff on games (counting me in) I’ll be happy.

  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-02-01

    Well, for YouTube, it’s done: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZyttq2hp4mfaQMmiMN3FfQ?guided_help_flow=5

    I don’t think it gonna make more views, even trying some stupid heavy titles (a friend told me it’s something :D) but at least the videos won’t be deleted here I guess!

  • add3993 ★ at 2021-02-01

    "The one move that lost EVERYTHING"

    and then a screenshot of you clutching your head in disbelief...

  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-02-02

    Next stream around 8pm-8.30pm in Paris.

    We gonna analyze some Hex games played by add3993!

  • z at 2021-02-02

    Subscribed!

  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-02-02

    Sadly the video won’t be available cause of internet issue, which is actually solved but too late.

  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-02-03

    Finally I could make a short video this morning to summarize what we said yesterday with Andy, so the Hex video is on the channel.

  • Carroll ★ at 2021-02-03

    Hi Florian, I tried to follow the twitch but the stream was to laggy to follow. I tried to trim my parameters and change browser without success.

    Can you elaborate on what you found was the cause?

    Thanks for the energy you put into this project, I’m sure more people will find the added value and will follow.

  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-02-03

    The problem was just that my box wanted to do an update...

    After restarting the box everything was fine. So the video of yesterday is dead, I just made another one quickly summarizing what we said.

  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-02-04

    Gonna talk a little about polyomino now!

  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-02-05

    The problem of streaming on Twitch is that normally people need to make the effort of creating an account to follow the streams they like.

    If the abstract games community is not motivated to do it, it cannot work cause the idea of these streams is that followers will recieve some notifications when streams start and can come in to participate. For instance I have the application twitch on my smartphone.

    Actually I don’t think it is relevant, it is many time and energy for not so much, even if it’s still funny for me to do it, if it was not a pleasure of course it would be 100% stupid.

  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-02-06

    Someone wanna analyze his games of something he wants?

  • add3993 ★ at 2021-02-06

    Enjoying the stream, thanks so much for re-recording what we discussed!    :)

    there might be a “connection” between the slow pace of LG games, and the difficulty of finding a live audience for streams here.  I often only have a few minutes at a time to play or study.  but I am watching and learning when able.  the Polynomino discussion is very useful.

  • spartacu5 at 2021-02-07

    yes florian , let me know


  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-02-07

    True Andy, but before strating to count on “live audience” already we can see who is creating an account to follow the stream, cause it is basically the beginning on Twitch.

    There are 6000 accounts it seems on LG, obtaining just let say 40 follows from here seem not like “crazy”.

    I know that probably almost nobody got a Twitch account on LG but... it should be tried, it’s a great ressource I guess.

  • mmKALLL at 2021-02-07

    The problem with Twitch for me is timezones. Both EU and US streams are quite difficult to access from Japan; usually when I get a notification I’m either working or sleeping.

    However, I applaud the effort! I think abstract games are an interesting niche with lots of things that deserve to be shared to more people. I would like to encourage streaming and making videos as long as it is fun for you, and trying to preserve those streams on YouTube. I’m certain that these will be invaluable as a learning resource for future players.

  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-02-09

    At 8.15pm I receive spartacu5 on the stream to talk about his Hex games !  => https://www.twitch.tv/sephibbz_fj

  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-02-09

    (French time) 

  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-02-11

    Gonna start a general stream on abstract games, will see if it can be interesting.

  • shyryan ★ at 2021-02-13

    I missed the live streams but the 3 Twixt videos you posted were so, so helpful in helping me understand the strategies. I particularly liked the way you kept the focus on whole-board strategy without getting too into tactics. If you’re looking for another player to do some analysis with, I would be very excited to join you, but either way, I hope you keep posting analysis videos (on Twitch or Youtube, whichever ends up working better for you)!!

  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-02-13

    Sure, I don’t know if I’ll have the energy to post many videos by myself, will see this, but if someone wanna participate I will always do it cause it’s a pleasure for me.

    So yeah, will see when we can do it, you can register on the discord I gave and we’ll talk there what we could do and when.

  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-02-16

    Tonight 8pm in France I will receive shyryan on the stream to talk about TwixT. 

  • spartacu5 at 2021-02-20

    Streaming now!

    https://www.twitch.tv/pignattagames

  • spartacu5 at 2021-02-20

    ???

  • Christian K at 2021-02-20

    I am happy to see this kind of thing :) I tried starting LittleGolemTV 8 years ago with some replays of matches on little golem and analysis. It good a decent start but never really took off, I didn’t put in the effort to really make it something.

  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-02-21

    That’s fun but still complicated cause not many players got a Twitch account, every follow is appreciated and participation on lives of course.

    By the way if someone wanna talk about something, just contact me and we’ll make a new one (-;

  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-02-21

    I’ll make a really short stream on dots and boxes in the afternoon for beginners cause I think some players probably don’t know the basis on this game.

  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-02-21

    Will start soon

  • ypercube ★ at 2021-02-21

    what is the link?


  • Florian Jamain ★ at 2021-02-21

    https://www.twitch.tv/sephibbz_fj

    Gonna start in 5min

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