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Tonight at 9pm Eastern (8pm CT, 6pm PT, 2am GMT) on Mixer, we'll be playing Penarium, the quirky circus-themed platformer from Team17. We're also giving out 13 codes for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam! Read on for quick impressions and contest details.
Just follow us at Mixer.com/WindowsCentral, enable email notifications, watch along, and participate in chat for your chance to win. After the stream ends, be sure to check back for the YouTube replay video and contest winners.
From indie developer Self Made Miracle and publisher Team17, Penarium is set in a sinister circus arena, where contestants, much like Gladiators of old, are forced to entertain a sadistic crowd. In this frantic 2D arena arcade game, you take on the role of our quirky antihero; Willy who, to survive, is forced to run, jump and avoid an array of killer death-traps.
With an appealing pixel art style and subversively dark sense of humor, Penarium is quite a unique co-op platformer. It's easy to learn, with simple controls – players only need to worry about movement, jumping, and double jumping. But devious level design and a huge variety of traps mean that death is never far away for poor Willy. Players will have to stay on their toes to get this hapless kid back home!
Penarium costs $9.99 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam. It's also available in the Team17 Variety Pack (currently on sale for $24.75) which contains Penarium, Overruled, Beyond Eyes, and Schrodinger's Cat – a $50 value.
We'll be streaming Penarium for ~90 minutes tonight, starting at 9pm ET (8pm CT, 6pm PT, 2am GMT). During that time, we'll be giving out a total of 13 game codes:
To enter, just follow us at Mixer.com/WindowsCentral (making sure to enable email notifications!) and tune in during the stream. You can watch the stream right here in this post, but you need to actually participate in the stream chat to have a chance at winning. We'll contact winners via Mixer message (PM) during the stream.
We stream exclusively on Mixer, Microsoft's interactive live streaming platform. It provides some welcome improvements over Twitch, such as a cleaner website layout, built-in stream interactivity, and extremely low latency.
You can follow our channel at Mixer.com/WindowsCentral. From there, you'll be able to watch the stream and participate in chat directly from any web browser, including the Xbox One and Windows Phone browsers. Mobile apps are also available for Android on iOS.
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Want to know what's next for Windows Central's weekend Mixer programming? We stream a different game every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The stream always starts at the same time: 9pm ET (8pm CT, 6pm PT, 2am GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):
Come back here after the show to see the list of winners. These viewers are ready for the big time!
Tonight's prizes provided by Team17. Thanks also to our stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!