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How to host game voting events on Twitch

Boost engagement on your Twitch channel by hosting game voting events, where your community selects the games for your stream.

Use Moobot to collect votes for up to a month and then play their favorites.

This event can also function as an incentive for Twitch subscribers, providing them with extra votes or making the voting exclusively available to them.

Enable your community to participate multiple times by allowing them to cast their votes once a week or even daily. This encourages consistent engagement, which keeps them coming back to your stream.

Once your community has cast their votes, use Moobot to randomly select the final games to be played. This ensures that your community's favorite games are featured while maintaining a fair selection process.

How to host game voting events on Twitch

Follow these steps to set up game voting with your Moobot:

  1. Open up the «Community» menu from the main menu, then open the «Game Vote» menu from there. The community menu
  2. (Optional) Adjust the settings to your liking by clicking the «Settings» button, then save your changes.
  3. Click the «Start a Game Vote» button at the bottom of the main «Game Vote» menu. Starting a game vote

The Game Vote is now active, and your community can begin voting for their favorite games!

Running your Game Vote​

Once you've started a Game Vote, your community can cast their votes by using the «!Vote» command in your Twitch chat.

To vote, they simply need to use the command in Twitch chat like «!Vote game...», where «game...» is the full game title they want to vote for. For example «!Vote League of Legends», «!Vote DOTA 2», or «!Vote World of Warcraft».

Moobot will attempt to find the correct game title based on the one provided, but providing a full game title is always the most reliable approach.

Voting in a Twitch Game Vote

When you're ready to conclude your Game Vote, simply deactivate the toggle button in the main menu to close the voting for new votes. Open Game Vote Closed Game Vote

You can then proceed to select the games to play by clicking the «Select a random game...» button.

Selecting a random game to play for Twitch Game Vote

Moobot offers the flexibility to select a game based on your preference:

  • A random game from all the voted games.
  • A random game from the top 10 voted games.
  • A random game from the top 25 voted games.
  • A random game from the top 50 voted games.
  • A random game from the top 100 voted games.

Simply choose your preference from the dropdown menu and click the «Select a random game...» button.

Choosing how a game is selected in Twitch Game Vote

At times, you may prefer to only select from the top voted games to avoid playing more obscure titles.

Once a game is selected, you have the option to either accept or deny the selection by clicking the respective buttons.

Accepting or denying a game selection from Twitch Game Vote

It's important to remember that the final decision on which games to play always rests with you. If you wish, you can deny the selection and choose a new random game.

After finalizing your game selection and concluding your stream, you can click the «Archive Game Vote» button to archive it for later reference.

Archiving your Game Vote

Adjusting the settings​

Follow these steps to adjust the settings of your Game Vote:

  1. Open up the «Community» menu from the main menu, then open the «Game Vote» menu from there. The community menu
  2. While in the «Game Vote» menu, click the «Settings» button at the top of the menu to open the settings menu.
Game Vote archive and settings buttons

Restricting who can vote in your Game Vote​

You can set who exactly is eligible to vote in your Game Vote by adjusting the «Participation» section in your settings.

Game Vote settings, participation section

By restricting who is eligible to vote, you can encourage your viewers to subscribe to your channel, or to watch your stream for a certain duration before they can vote.

Restricting voting to only those who know and support you is a great way to ensure that your community's favorite games are played.

To restrict the voting to only those with a certain user group, activate the «Only those with a certain user group can use the command» checkbox and choose between the following user groups:

  1. Twitch subscribers
  2. Twitch VIPs
  3. Moobot regulars
Restricting a Game Vote to certain user groups

You can also limit voting to those who have been watching your stream for a certain duration by activating the «Only those who have watched the stream for a minimum amount of time can use the command» checkbox. Then adjust the required time in the «Minimum amount of time watched» input.

Restricting a Game Vote based on Twitch stream watch time

Adjusting how often your community can vote​

You can adjust how often your community can vote in the «Participation» section in your settings.

Simply select one of the following options from the dropdown menu:

  1. Viewers can only vote once.
  2. Viewers can vote once per day.
  3. Viewers can vote once per week.
Adjusting how often your community can vote in a Twitch Game Vote

By allowing your community to vote multiple times, you encourage them to return to your stream to vote again, which increases viewer retention.

Additionally, allowing multiple votes ensures that the game choices of your most engaged viewers are more likely to be selected, resulting in a more enjoyable selection of games for your stream.

Giving certain viewers extra votes in your Game Vote​

You can use vote multipliers to give certain viewers extra votes in your Game Vote.

For example, you can give your Twitch subscribers a 2x multiplier, which means that their votes count twice as much as normal.

This can provide an incentive for viewers to subscribe to you on Twitch or motivate those who are already subscribed to you.

Multipliers can be set from 1x (no multiplier) to 10x and can be given to the following user groups:

  1. Twitch subscribers
  2. Twitch VIPs
  3. Moobot regulars

You can drag the accompanying slider to adjust the multiplier for a user group.

Giving certain viewers extra votes in your Game Vote

Setting how your community can vote in your Game Vote​

All votes are cast in Twitch chat by using the «!Vote» chat command.

Ensure that the chat command is enabled by activating the toggle button in the «Chat command» section.

Chat command for voting in your Game Vote

You can also adjust the chat command's name and its responses in the same section.

Moobot can respond to a vote with the game title the user voted for, which helps the user confirm that their vote was registered correctly. To enable this response, activate the «Response, successful vote» toggle button.

Chat response for successful Game Vote vote

Since Moobot searches for the game title in Twitch's game database, it is important to let the user know if the correct game was found.

Moobot will also respond if a game is blacklisted or not whitelisted, if you have set up a game blacklist or whitelist.

Automatically announcing your Game Vote in Twitch chat​

Moobot can make announcements in Twitch chat to inform your viewers that they can participate in your Game Vote.

Since a Game Vote can last for a long time, it's important to regularly remind your viewers.

To enable the announcements, activate the toggle button in the «Announcements» section.

Automatically announcing your Game Vote in Twitch chat

You can adjust the announcement message in the «Announcement message» input, and set the interval between announcements in the «Announcement cooldown (minimum)» input.

Announcements can also be sent as Twitch announcements, which are colored messages that stick out in chat. These messages are much less likely to be drowned out by other messages in chat.

To enable Twitch announcements, activate the «Post all announcements as Twitch announcements» checkbox, and choose the color of the announcement in the «Announcement color» dropdown.

Excluding specific games from your Game Vote​

You can exclude specific games from your Game Vote by adding them to your Moobot's game blacklist.

This is particularly useful if you want to avoid playing certain games, such as those you've recently played or don't enjoy.

To add a game to your game blacklist, follow these steps:

  1. Open the «Community» menu from the main menu, then open the «Game Vote» menu from there. The community menu
  2. While in the «Game Vote» menu, click the «Open Blacklist...» button at the top to open the blacklist. Game Vote blacklist and whitelist buttons
  3. In the «Select game to blacklist...» input at the bottom, search for the game title you want to blacklist. Selecting a game to blacklist for your Game Vote (1) Selecting a game to blacklist for your Game Vote (2)
  4. Click the game title in the dropdown.

The game will now be added to your game blacklist and will appear in the «Blacklisted games» list.

Excluding specific games from your Game Vote

Limiting your Game Vote to specific games only​

A Game Vote can be limited to specific games only by adding them to your Moobot's game whitelist.

This functionality can be useful if you have a limited selection of games you want to play, such as those you've recently purchased or are eager to try.

Moobot also provides a public page where you viewers can see the whitelisted games, helping them decide what to vote for. You can find the link to this page at the top of the whitelist menu, accessible by clicking the «Open Whitelist...» button within the «Game Vote» menu.

Game Vote whitelist public page

To add a game to your game whitelist, follow these steps:

  1. Open the «Community» menu from the main menu, then open the «Game Vote» menu from there. The community menu
  2. While in the «Game Vote» menu, click the «Open Whitelist...» button at the top to open the whitelist. Game Vote blacklist and whitelist buttons
  3. In the «Select game to whitelist...» input at the bottom, search for the game title you want to whitelist. Selecting a game to whitelist for your Game Vote (1) Selecting a game to whitelist for your Game Vote (2)
  4. Click the game title in the dropdown.

The game will now be added to your game whitelist and will appear in the «Whitelisted games» list.

Limiting your Game Vote to specific games only

Archiving completed Game Votes​

Once your Game Vote has concluded and you have selected the games to play, it's time to archive it.

Archiving a Game Vote will close it for new entries and open up for a new Game Vote to be created.

An archived Game Vote is still accessible but is inactive and cannot be modified in any way. Its entry in the archive will display the game titles and vote counts of your selected games, in addition to whether or not you accepted or denied them. The top-voted games will also be displayed with their game titles and vote counts.

To archive a Game Vote, follow these steps:

  1. Open the «Community» menu from the main menu, then open the «Game Vote» menu from there. The community menu
  2. While in the «Game Vote» menu, click the «Archive Game Vote» button to archive the current Game Vote. Archiving your Game Vote
  3. Click «Archive» in the message box that appears.

The Game Vote is now archived, and you can start a new Game Vote when needed.

Viewing your archived Game Votes​

You can view your archived Game Votes by clicking the «Open Archive...» button in the «Game Vote» menu.

Once inside the archive, you can view the details of each archived Game Vote by clicking the «View» button next to it.

Viewing your archived Game Votes