Best Indie Games You Need to Stream on Twitch 2022
Gamers love independent creators. Ultimately, it’s because we also consider ourselves as such, and it feels good when our work is appreciated. Besides, indie games are an excellent way to gain new followers on Twitch. Top streamed games like Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto V, Counter Strike Global Offensive are just too popular. The average viewer is probably already inside a very loyal community and follow streamers who play the most popular games. So what are the best indie games you could stream on Twitch in 2022? Let’s see.
It’s no surprise that this game made the top of our list, being one of the top-awaited indie games of the past month. This new game is perfect for all cyberpunk and cat lovers. It’s also completely free for PS Plus Extra and Premium subscribers.
The game is a third-person adventure in which the player, in the role of a cat, accidentally ends up in an isolated, post-apocalyptic city. You get to explore the city with your new companion, a small robot suffering from amnesia. Stray is cute and easy which meants new streamers should consider getting on this bandwagon as fast as possible before the hype dies down.
Stardew Valley has been available for the last few years and still hasn’t lost any of its Twitch viewer count. Just like Animal Crossing, the player is a character that lives in a small town and can do various activities like fishing, farming, or foraging. While it’s not a super social game, it can also be played with friends. You can create a multiplayer server and have fun with up to 5 friends on your joined farm. So, if you like pixel art games – this one is perfect.
The game is available on almost every platform – PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series S and X, PlayStation 4 (upgrade to PS 5 should be introduced soon), Android, and iOS. Cross-platform is not available yet – we hope they’re working on it!
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
The newest Fall Guys is one of the most-watched games on Twitch right now. A classic platform battle royale, and it has been recently upgraded to free to play model! From July 2022, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is available on multiple platforms, which means you can play it from whichever one you like best. The game features up to 60 players who control jelly-like avatars and compete with each other.
Fall Guys are so cute and wobbly that you don’t even have to play well to keep your viewers entertained! It’s incredible just to look at all those weird, colorful creatures. And if you master your skills, there are hundreds of interesting tournaments you can join.
Do you like building card decks? If so, Inscryption is the right video game for you. Maybe it won’t be the best game to stream if you’re wanting to up your average viewership. However, it will give you an excellent opportunity to find your niche.
At first glance, Inscryption is a card game like any other indie game. However, diving into the gameplay, you see a significant change (for us, it was a little like dark souls aura). The initial gameplay is a mix between Slay The Spire and lane-based card games, though it tends towards the macabre as you need to sacrifice smaller animals to play bigger and better beasts to wipe out your opponent.
The best thing is – once you’ve finished, you can explore beta, various game modes, and DLCs, and just keep playing!
Factorio is definitely not one of the most streamed games, but this article is not for people who count on normies as their target audience. It is a brilliant game so start streaming it right now. Introduce people to 12/10 game immediately. Every gaming streamer who is even remotely interested in games about management, construction, and above all, production chains needs to know about Factorio ASAP. If we had to choose one game to stream this year, this would be it – just look at its reviews!
Raft is a genuinely great game for any indie survival lover. In the beginning, the player is thrown into the singular block of wood, equipped only with a hook. The player has to gather resources, upgrade the raft and keep their character alive.
Raft offers minimal tutorials, so you must figure out everything yourself. As you gather experience, the game will reveal more and more options and advanced tool versions.
Raft is a very charming and relaxing game. It also offers a great sense of pride and nice rewards that come along with progressing in the game. Both you and your viewers will be engaged in the very best way.
The games listed above are subjectively the best games for Twitch indie lovers. They won’t be as popular as Star Wars franchises, Blizzard Games, or Jackbox Games, but they can bring you a lot more than just an average number of viewers – a loyal audience. On Twitch, we are not actively looking for random Minecraft streams but for something more unique. Leveling up and gaining skills in these games might not get you on a professional team, but they will surely get you the love of a welcoming streaming community.