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Watch people develop games live in Twitch's latest category

Earlier this month, video-streaming site Twitch rolled out a new category, but this time it wasn't for a game.

The Game Development category was launched on Oct. 16 and works exactly the same way as a category for a specific game on Twitch. But in this case you're tuning in to watch people develop games live, rather than watch someone playing a released title.

"We conducted a Twitch Town Hall session at PAX Prime which is when we let our community share ideas they would like to see implemented on the platform," said Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham, Twitch's director of community and education. "The idea of having a section for game developers was suggested and it resonated with the audience, so that inspired us to add it as a category."

Currently, the category isn't seeing a lot of action. When we checked on it this afternoon there were about 200 people watching streams on 16 different channels. The channels included developers working on Steam game Nekro, concept art for Elysian Shadows and playtesting Savage: The Shard of Gosen - A Bridge Too Far.

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