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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Maelstream is all about creating the most engaging experience possible with your audience. Whether you are streaming on Twitch, Mixer, Youtube or Facebook, you can use Maelstream to easily create elegant and animated live stream overlays, and let your audience interact, show them all sort of fun alerts and provide an amazing experience. It works with your favorite streaming software OBS, SL-OBS, XSplit, or any streaming software that supports browser source!
Hello people! My name is Michel alias Michgeek
I am a geek, a gamer and also a professional developer. I started programming at grade 6 and my first video game console was a Sega Mega Drive!
I created Maelstream.com: an awesome live stream overlay builder that focuses on your audience.
It all began with my friend Yass who started Twitch in December 2015. He asked me to help him create a unique and original overlay.
Then come the idea to develop an entire system that would allow any one to create and customize their overlay.
Version 3 is coming soon!
I have been working on my spare time for the past four years and that lead to the best version I have ever made.
The layout has been improved, the main navigation has been moved to the left side and allow a quick access to new features. The top menu now have more space so that I can include more information about the stream and the channel.
Creating overlays is extremely easy. A lot of care has been put into making the interface as intuitive as possible. Widgets can be dragged, resized and locked in place.
Create as many overlays as you need for any of your streaming situations. Use a regular overlay or create a dedicated one for your favorite game or category.
Customize your overlay with a growing number of fully customizable and dynamic widgets that reacts to any events.
Create any type of overlay and configure widgets to match your style, personality, or channel brand.
Focusing on your audience
Showing how much you value your audience is what makes Maelstream unique. The widgets of Maelstream always offer you the possibility to display your viewers' avatar.
Nice animations and transitions
The ultimate goal
The application architecture is extremely flexible and allow connection to almost anything you can imagine. The ultimate goal is to provide you an all-in-one tool with all the features you need to grow your community and have fun.
The following list of feature is only a short list of the major features that will be added as the project evolve in no particular order
Overlay themes, complete overlay set for all occasions and games
More fun widgets! More choice! More styles!
Loyalty system integrated with the chat, the overlay and the widgets
Charity streaming teams, team up and raise for causes that matter
Music player, your viewers can request and you can manage
Chatbot, automated messages, answers, etc...
Giveaway system, organize raffle and manage your fans participation
StreamDeck integration, manage overlays, trigger effects, interact with the overlays
Merchandising page, sell goodies to your fans
Android and iOS app, a mobile or tablet dashboard
Open API, create custom alerts
Twitch Extensions, increase the range and type of interactions from your fans
Alerts from any services: followers, subs, resubs, hosts, raids, bits, sparks, embers, payments, donations, giveaways, chat messages...
What ever you can think of! Shout out your idea on the Discord
The Kickstarter deal vs the regular one
During the campaign, you get the chance to grab a lifetime premium account. Your support is rewarded with the best deal because you believed in me more than anyone else.
When you back more than once or for a bunch of premium accounts, you get to gift them to whoever you want once it's released!
For two consecutive years, Maelstream has supported GameBlast an event created by SpecialEffects, an organisation that helps disabled people play video games. Over 300 000 GBP was raised and donations were displayed live using Maelstream alerts.
August 2015 I launch my twitch channel. One of two month later, Mich my childhood friend asked me if i'd like a quick software to manage my channel's overlays.
I said "LEZGOOO !!!" as usual when someone offers me stuff for free. One or two month later I got my stylish personal software for my overlays and alerts. Then one or two month later came the first biggest update for a private release to some lucky ones.
October 2019 after four years of labor and regular updates, Maelstream became the most powerful stream management on the market and launched its Kickstarter campaign to conquer the world! How emotional... Some would said:
"But Yass! This is all thanks to you right?"
and to that, I'd answer... "ABSOLUTELY YES" so I'd like to particularly thank...
First and foremost, myself for being that awesome and my friend Michel for his little contribution in this incredible adventure.
I would conclude my testimonial with a quote from the famous Laurent Outant "If the banana doesn't come to you... you must go seek the banana."
Who am I?
My name is Michel MA, alias Michgeek. I'm a passionate geek, gamer and streamer. Although for the gaming part, I wish I could play more nowadays :). I learned to code at the age of 12 and it since became a passion. During the day, I work as a software engineer, then I switch to parenting up until late, then finally become whatever I feel like, such as streamer or a coder again!
You can find me tweeting about tech and things that I like on twitter @michgeekdev.
What have been accomplished since it all started
What's the plan?
I really enjoy interacting with you! So streaming the project is the natural way to go. It will be live on twitch.tv/michgeek.
Followandask me anything!
Meet our awesome community and get support on Discord
Learn things and teach me somethingback!
You will get to see my entire thinking process. It includes drafting the idea, brainstorming the features, anticipating blockers, implementing, debugging, testing and refactoring the code.
I can't wait for all your comments during the live streams! You can ask me anything, and anything you want to share will be thoughtfully integrated in Maelstream.
Track the progress
I will release the todo board for you to follow the progression. That way, I am fully accountable for what I am doing and you can have an overview of the amount of tasks that need to be done.
Risks and challenges
Estimation is one the hardest thing in software development. While I am confident about the estimation, there will always be unforeseen issues that might delay the project.
To address these issues, they will be prioritized by importance. Any issues that might delay the project will be communicated promptly.