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Announcing: Version 1.0 (Alpha 22) Streamer Weekend Application


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Hey Survivors!

 

The devs are making progress every day towards producing an Experimental build of version 1.0 (formerly called Alpha 22). While that work continues, we are once again preparing to team with our streamer community to show 1.0 to a larger audience through a pre-release Streamer Weekend event. We know there are many streamers out there, old and new, who have played our game for their audiences and who would love to be a part of this event. If you’re one of them, we are now accepting applications for review.

 

Important: participation in past events does NOT qualify you for the event this time. EVERY streamer, returning or new, must submit a new application and qualify to participate.

 

How to apply

 

1. Acquire at least 5,000 (current) Twitch followers or Youtube subscribers. Gamers on other streaming platforms will be evaluated on a case by case basis, with verifiable viewership being a key factor.

Exception 1: Partnered Twitch streamers automatically qualify, regardless of followers.

 

2. Fill out and submit an application form at https://forms.gle/DxvjP3wQUbi4sEmL9.

 

3. Look for a response via email telling you that you qualify and can proceed to make your announcement video.

 

4. In a video or recorded clip from a stream, announce on your channel that you will be showing early footage of 1.0 (in English too if possible). Our “rough estimate,” subject to change, is for the event to occur sometime in June, but we don't have a firm date yet. You can just tell them it is going to be happening soon. This video is part of our verification that the applicant actually controls the channel, as well as to help generate buzz for 1.0.

 

5. Reply to your email from step 3 with a link to your announcement video. The link needs to be cued up to where you make the announcement if part of a longer video.

 

6. Look for a reply with an invitation to our Streamer Weekend Discord server. Announcements regarding the event will be made there, including the password to download 1.0 on the first day of the event. You will also be added to the public list on the forum.

 

7. Join the Discord server and set your nickname to match the name under which you stream. Then you can be assigned the Twitch or Youtube role.

 

Streamer Weekend FAQ

 

Q: Will everyone who qualifies be accepted?

A: This is not a drawing, so being accepted is not down to chance. However, we reserve the right to exclude anyone from the event, if we believe they won’t represent the game or the company well.

 

Q: Will participants get the game for free?

A: We want people who have actually played before and know what they're doing when they show 1.0, so we are not giving the game away for free for this event. The password you will be given is to download the 1.0 update, not a Steam key for the game itself. If you want to stream during the event but have never played 7 Days to Die, please get the game and play for a few weeks on A21. We do plan to give streamers some Steam promo keys to gift the current game (Alpha 21) to their audience during the event.

 

Q: When is 1.0 coming out, and when will the Streamer Weekend participants get access to it?

A: When it's ready. Our “rough estimate,” subject to change, is for the event to occur sometime in June, but don't claim specific dates when hyping the event to your viewers before one is announced. Some streamers did this in the past, and it makes everyone look bad. Monitor the Discord server for updates. We hope to provide the date the Monday or Tuesday before the event, but sometimes things happen. The public release of 1.0 Experimental will happen on a Monday. The Streamer Weekend participants will get it the Friday/Saturday before that, so they have roughly the full weekend for streaming (more or less, depending on time zone).

 

Q: If I make the Streamer Weekend team, how do I access 1.0?

A: We will post the password to the invitation-only Discord server, on the day of the event (a Friday). Full instructions are provided there but briefly, in Steam you will right click on the game and go to Properties -> Betas -> Beta access code to enter the password, which will make the 1.0 Experimental build appear in the list of betas you can opt into.

 

Q: What if I don’t have 5,000 followers or subscribers, but I’m super loyal and I really want to stream 1.0 early?

A: Please don’t apply if you don’t meet the criteria detailed above. We encourage you to do all you can to hype up and advertise your channel to get your follower/subscriber count up before the application period ends. If you can’t reach 5,000 this time, we are also interested in doing future streamer events after 1.0.

 

Q: Do you have to have a presence on both Youtube and Twitch? What if I use a different platform?

A: You only have to have a presence on one site, where we can go to your channel via your link and see your viewership numbers and later your announcement video. We chose followers on Twitch and subscribers on Youtube because those are the most easily publicly viewable metrics. We will evaluate alternative platforms for streaming games on a case by case basis, with verifiable viewership being a key factor.

 

Q: If the game is ready for streamers to show it, isn’t it ready for everyone to play it?

A: We know many players are excited to download and play 1.0 Experimental as soon as possible. The build the streamers play is effectively a release candidate for 1.0 Experimental. Logistically, while some developers are on hand to address showstoppers over the weekend, we want to release the experimental build to the whole community on a Monday (whichever Monday that turns out to be), so that the whole team will be available to work on fixing the bugs that can arise when a huge number of people opt in to test 1.0 Experimental. In the meantime, we hope you will post your feedback on what you see, and help us catch things that might be simple to fix before the public release of 1.0 Experimental the following Monday.

 

Q: Why are streamers getting special treatment? Didn’t I pay for early access?

A: All of our customers who have paid for early access are getting the early access that they paid for. At the same time, TFP has long acknowledged the hugely beneficial role of streamers all over the world in today’s game industry and game media. These streamer events have only gotten more popular over time, which is good for creating buzz and ultimately good for business. Being able to reach potentially hundreds of thousands of viewers over the weekend to get the word out that 1.0 is finally here is a powerful and amazing tool we want to use. Allowing the streamers to show early footage of an update is something of great value to us and to them. We love all of our fans, and we hope you all will love the 1.0 launch when you get to play it. Plus, for those who enjoy this sort of media, it is a great deal of fun that we want to Pimp out to all of you.

 

Q: What if I usually stream with others? Can they get access as well?

A: Yes. Co-op is a big part of 7 Days to Die, so we allow Streamer Weekend participants to share access with people they trust that they want to play with for their stream. These guest players who are not streamers for the event may not use their access to go play 1.0 by themselves. Nor may they post 1.0 content on their own channels during the event.

 

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6 minutes ago, Quagmire1428 said:

Hi,

 

As i have done many streamer weekends before, just wondering if i need to wait for the discord page to open again like last time and register in there, as per last time?


It says we need to apply again.

Just done mine

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33 minutes ago, KhaineGB said:


It says we need to apply again.

Just done mine

Yeah, only had chance to skim it as all the teenagers that seem to live in my house and eat all my food and spend all my money are harrasing me atm 😆 thanks, will do it now.

 

🤔 now, i wonder if we need to do a new video too? . . .

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3 minutes ago, Vedui said:

The google docs form refers to Alpha 21 ...

 

"Would you like Steam promo keys to gift Alpha 21 to your audience? *"

 

;)

 

I believe it's technically correct, though maybe a little poorly worded.

 

The keys that will be given will unlock the game, which, for that weekend for regular folk will still be Alpha 21 until Exp releases to the public on the Mondat

 

Probably should have said "Would you like Steam promo keys to gift the game to your audience? Note: These keys will be for the current public release, which is Alpha 21"

 

Or something like that

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48 minutes ago, Vedui said:

The google docs form refers to Alpha 21 ...

 

"Would you like Steam promo keys to gift Alpha 21 to your audience? *"

 

;)


IIRC this is correct as some people thought the keys were for the streamer version in previous events.
 

42 minutes ago, Quagmire1428 said:

Yeah, only had chance to skim it as all the teenagers that seem to live in my house and eat all my food and spend all my money are harrasing me atm 😆 thanks, will do it now.

 

🤔 now, i wonder if we need to do a new video too? . . .


Yep, we need to do a new video after we get the email confirming participation.

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36 minutes ago, KhaineGB said:


IIRC this is correct as some people thought the keys were for the streamer version in previous events.
 


Yep, we need to do a new video after we get the email confirming participation.

Ah, good to know, thanks. *dusts off Da Vinci* 🤣

 

My old one is still up, but would be good to make a fresh new one ;)

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19 minutes ago, Bizantyjski Borsuk said:

Do you guys know, how long it normally takes to get a response after applying for streamer weekend?

 

From past events you just had to opt in each time after doing the initial application for your first application acceptance But as i recall it wasn't long. They posted a list of names on here, but with it being email now i have no idea. Can't imagine it will be a long wait though.

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38 minutes ago, Quagmire1428 said:

From past events you just had to opt in each time after doing the initial application for your first application acceptance But as i recall it wasn't long. They posted a list of names on here, but with it being email now i have no idea. Can't imagine it will be a long wait though.

Thank you mate. I can't wait it would be first time for me and kinda dream come true type thing :D

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25 minutes ago, Casketman said:

I do wish the option was there to select more than one site seeing some (like myself) now multi stream to different sites.

I feel the same way on Twitch Partner with just under 6k followers and on Youtube with just under 9k followers. But I just had to choose one platform and that's Twitch 

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On 5/11/2024 at 9:44 AM, Bizantyjski Borsuk said:

Do you guys know, how long it normally takes to get a response after applying for streamer weekend?

 

 

Well after scarcely one day, the response has been terrific. There are already over 200 applicants, which is more than the total we had for the last streamer event. We’ve done what we could to streamline the process, but I will still be very busy for a while processing all the applications. Thanks in advance for your patience everyone. :)

On 5/11/2024 at 8:15 AM, Doomofman said:

 

I believe it's technically correct, though maybe a little poorly worded.

 

The keys that will be given will unlock the game, which, for that weekend for regular folk will still be Alpha 21 until Exp releases to the public on the Mondat

 

Probably should have said "Would you like Steam promo keys to gift the game to your audience? Note: These keys will be for the current public release, which is Alpha 21"

 

Or something like that

 

Just noting that this is correct. We want to be clear that the promo keys viewers may get are not to play the Streamers-only build. I’ve revised the wording on this question so I hope it’s clearer now.

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For the Big 1.0 weekend, you should consider players who can show they have many hours invested in your great game.

We might not be streamers, but we've been with you guys forever and love your game. 7 days to Die is a big part of our lives.

For example, I have 15,584.9 hrs played on Steam. I wish you could acknowledge us, who have been there all that time, and with the 1.0 release, what a great way to start!

I know streamer weekend is only a few days before experimental goes on Steam, but it would be a great gesture on your part; a big Thank You for our continued support.

 

No matter what; thank you for your continued hard work and dedication for making such a wonderful game.

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10 hours ago, Crater Creator said:

Just noting that this is correct. We want to be clear that the promo keys viewers may get are [i]not[/i] to play the Streamers-only build. I’ve revised the wording on this question so I hope it’s clearer now.

 

Yeah it's just likely to cause more confusion with hundreds of streamers telling people "Here's a key to alpha 21!" and they're seeing 1.0 being played, and are going to wonder why we're giving away keys to an old version and not to the new version... and probably wonder if their a21 key will not cover 1.0 release, etc :)

 

I mean it's a key to 7 days to die, which includes lots of nice alpha versions to play too!

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