Discord, the voice and text chat application for gamers have grown to 25 million registered users. For Gamers, Discord is going to launch its next product i.e. GameBridge - a toolset for voice and text chat to the games themselves.
“It’s time to ditch Skype and TeamSpeak”, says Discord.
GameBridge is now available as a free SDK, a simpler way to empower voice and text in-game. The text channel in GameBridge allows players to engage with one another by posting game replays, loops, and achievements. Each gamer can manage his/her own gaming channel with the help of its developer tools. The most interesting thing to note in GameBridge is that it can add or remove players from channels, it knows when people are talking and knows who is in a voice channel, and controlling local audio settings such as mute and volume.
Developers can also use GameBridge to expand their community reach outside of their game. The custom bots in GameBridge is used for providing support for guild chat and gamers can also build a community, bringing testers into early builds in order to chat about their experiences. Integrating GameBridge into their own applications developers can pick whichever features they want.
Discord’s chat app has seen strong growth in recent months. The number of registered users touched the landmark of 25 million. Discord has several community servers and it has more than 20,000 active members.
GameBridge SDK is now in private beta. Developers can go to Discord website and can sign up to test it out.