We are joining Twitch!

Jerome Richer
Published in
2 min readSep 17, 2019


From our first beta version in 2014, IGDB has been dedicated to creating the ultimate resource for game lovers everywhere. Our team has worked hard to grow our community of passionate gamers and bring our mission to life. A passion project grew into something that could empower the entire gaming industry.

Today, we are very excited to announce the next chapter of our story: IGDB has joined the Twitch family! Millions of people visit Twitch every day to connect with their favorite streamers and communities. This opportunity takes IGDB to a whole new level, giving us the opportunity to be an even bigger part of your gaming life.

Why Twitch?

Our mission has always been to build the most comprehensive gaming database in the world. Such a monumental undertaking can be quite challenging when you are a small startup team. By joining Twitch, we will be able to tap into their experience, resources, and skills, which will enable us to accelerate our progress and deliver the version of IGDB we all always dreamed about. Not only that, our companies share the same culture, core values, and passion for gaming– making this the perfect fit.

What’s Next?

First things first: the API is here to stay, and we are merging our premium and free tiers into a single new free tier. Going forward, that means that you will now contribute information to Twitch as well as IGDB and the thousands of apps, services, and websites that are powered by this information.

We’re also taking this opportunity to clean up some features and migrate infrastructure in order to make room for new and improved tools.

Your support has always been our biggest source of inspiration, and we’re so excited for what’s ahead.

Thank you and stay awesome!


If you want to keep track of how IGDB is evolving and share your thoughts and suggestions, Discord is a good place to grab us for a chat!