Pokémon Badge Collector — Twitch
Twitch is a live video platform redefining how content is created, presented, and consumed. Twitch Extensions is a framework that allows developers to create games and tools that live on top of the video player—enabling Twitch viewers to participate in live streams in ways never before possible.
As they were planning a ten-week marathon of Pokémon TV shows and movies on their Twitch Presents channel, Twitch came to Stink Studios to explore the untapped potential of Extensions to better engage fans and foster camaraderie among members of the Twitch community. We created a mini-game to turn the marathon into a live, collaborative, Pokémon badge-collecting experience.
The Pokémon Badge Collector Extension allows tens of thousands of concurrent viewers to train alongside Ash and friends by catching and collecting Pokémon badges that appear in the stream—earning points, unlocking bonuses, and competing for a spot on the global leaderboard while they watch.
The Extension consists of three main panels: the Inventory where collected Pokémon badges are stored, Stats & Bonuses where viewers can track their progress, and the Leaderboard where the top twenty high-scorers worldwide are celebrated.