MUXY BLOG POSTS

The Game Awards Extension

Muxy has teamed up with Twitch and The Game Awards to create an interactive overlay extension for the award show!

Broadcasters are encouraged to co-stream the event live with the extension installed.

The Game Awards extension allows viewers and broadcasters to predict the award winners during the show. The extension will update to display winners as they are awarded.

Channels receive points when the plurality of viewers correctly predict a winner and when the broadcaster correctly predicts a winner, with a modifier based on the percentage of viewers who participate.

The participants in the channel with the most points at the end of the broadcast will be awarded a special chat badge.

Remind your viewers to share their IDs from the puzzle piece in the video controls. We need to know who’s voting so we can award the chat badges!

Trending Gamer extension screenshot

We built the extension using our public developer framework, the Muxy Extension Development Kit, available at dev.muxy.io.

If you’d like us to build a custom extension for your game or event, contact us at team@muxy.io.

The Game Awards airs Thursday, December 7 at 5:30 PM PST.

Tweet at us to let us know if you plan on co-streaming the event!

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Extension analytics follow-up

Thanks for the great response to our analytics explainer yesterday!

We’ve completed our third review and found some things we could optimize in terms of what was being sent up to our servers but not relayed to Google Analytics. There was a page data object and various UUID’s that weren’t being used but were being sent, so they’ve been removed to reduce confusion and save bandwidth. We also found that our library was using local storage to store a randomly generated UUID per user, however this was not personally identifying or even used. Despite it not being used, we took the time to remove this functionality from the library so that it’s easier to understand what data we are using by just looking at the request payload.

You can review the source code changes here: https://github.com/muxy/extensions-js/commit/a6dbc931b504edc9a9badcfef28a7be737cd4edf

We are confident that our code has not and will not collect any data in violation of any laws or privacy agreements. If you have any questions please contact us at support@muxy.io.

We will be turning analytics back on following this post going live, and are submitting new versions of our extensions to Twitch which include the above non-required changes.

Thanks all, and enjoy your weekend! We’re excited to get back to focusing on upgrading our extensions and working on new ones.

(While you’re here, grab the limited edition shirt we made to benefit the Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.)

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Extensions Launch Update – Analytics

Hey all!

It’s been a very exciting evening and first day of the Extensions launch, and we’re looking forward to hearing what you all want us to build next. It has come to my attention that there is some concern about the Google Analytics data we collect in our Twitch Extensions, Overlay and Leaderboard.

I’d like to address this by being as transparent as I can possibly be about the data we collect, how it is handled, and how we use it. Before I go into that it’s worth noting that we’ve taken down the relay servers that we use to proxy data to Analytics, so as of ~ 11AM CST we are no longer collecting any data about how our applications are being used. We’re doing an internal review to make sure everything we collect is compliant with all relevant rules, regulations and policies and will re-enable the analytics once we’ve completed that review.

Tl;dr We use a limited version of Google Analytics to better understand how viewers are using our applications in order to make them better, all within the scope of the Extension and Developer agreements we’ve signed with Twitch, as well as our Privacy Policy, which can be accessed from the Details pages of our Extensions.

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