Amazon giving monthly free games to Twitch Prime users

Ivan Schwartz
March 15, 2018

Twitch has announced a new program that'll grant Twitch Prime members access to a collection of free games each month.

This month, Prime members will get five free games including Superhot and Oxenfree, and Amazon emphasized that the games will be free to keep "forever".

Amazon is the master of offering free stuff in return for a yearly subscription, and that thinking is slowly spreading to Twitch, which Amazon acquired back in 2014.

What Games is Amazon Giving Away for Twitch Prime Members? The first two include first-person shooter Superhot and supernatural mystery graphic adventure game Oxenfree. The eight titles of the company's Indie Amplifier initiative will be given out over the next few months in the program, including victor Shadow Tactics and Tales from Candlekeep: Tomb of Annihilation.

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Twitch has a list of the free titles for March and April on its official website.

In a way this is similar to Microsoft's Games with Gold program except for Twitch members. The company has intermittently provided free games in the past, like Devil May Cry HD, which can be downloaded even now. Then in the beginning of April, new games will be released, including SteamWorld Dig 2, Kingsway, Tales from the Borderlands, and others.

Previous freebies given away by Twitch have requires users to download the Twitch desktop application, however the platform hasn't revealed how it will be distributing its games just yet. Now Twitch Prime users had been given free games in the past; however, this is the first time the free game handouts are going to be on a regular basis. The subscription will run you $12.99 per month, or $99 per year, and give you access to all of the Amazon Prime benefits. Now, they are expanding the borders of the free games idea.

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