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Maelstream.com: awesome overlays that focus on your audience

Maelstream allows streamers to amaze and engage their audience using interactive, fun and beautiful overlays for their live streams.

Maelstream.com: awesome overlays that focus on your audience

Maelstream allows streamers to amaze and engage their audience using interactive, fun and beautiful overlays for their live streams.

pledged of AU$ 5,000pledged of AU$ 5,000 goal
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 29 2019 3:41 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 29, 2019

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

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.
 

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               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.

So I wrote a some javascript and a simple HTML page in just a day, it was quick and did the job. However it turns out that was not very user friendly to modify and customize. 

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. 

Improved navigation and layout

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. 

Intuitive drag and drop editor

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.  

Unlimited overlays for all situations

Customize your overlay with a growing number of fully customizable and dynamic widgets that reacts to any events. 

Growing number of customizable widgets

Create any type of overlay and configure widgets to match your style, personality, or channel brand. 

Your creativity is your only limit
Compatible with OBS, XSplit and any Browser Source
Screenshot of the interface and editor

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. 

Avatar in alerts announcer widget
Avatars, badges, emotes in chat widget
Avatars in event widget
Customizable wall of your fans' avatar!

Nice animations and transitions

Text transition line by line
Text transition word by word
Text transition character by character
Transition on numbers

The ultimate goal

Complete integration of services, overlays, themes and widgets

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!

The Kickstarter deal vs the regular deal

Checkout the version 2

The version 2 is publicly available! You can try it out on www.maelstream.com 

Super intuitive overlay editor: add, resize, move widgets as you like
Super intuitive overlay editor: add, resize, move widgets as you like
Customize font, size, colors and effect
Customize font, size, colors and effect
Simulate any event
Simulate any event
Smooth widgets animation
Smooth widgets animation
Compose your overlay: reorder your widgets and lock their position
Compose your overlay: reorder your widgets and lock their position
Monitor your channel events; chat directly from the dashboard
Monitor your channel events; chat directly from the dashboard
Font styles, colors and effects
Font styles, colors and effects
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Fun widget fireworks to celebrate any event!

Supporting your favorite streaming platforms 

Twitch, Mixer, Youtube, Facebook

Doing good since the beginning    

JustGiving is a fundraising platform for charities
JustGiving is a fundraising platform for charities
Save the Children is an international non-governmental organisation that promotes children's rights
Save the Children is an international non-governmental organisation that promotes children's rights

I added support of JustGiving.com within only a week of development. JustGiving is a fundraising platform for charities. With my friend Yass and all his fans, we raised 1280 euros for Save the Children during his 24 hours stream. All donations were displayed live.
 

With twitch.tv/yassonz, we raised 1280 euros for Save the Children in 24h using Maelstream alerts

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.

GameBlast 19 raised over 100000 GBP

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What does Yassonz have to say?

Yassonz's French words

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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."

More testimonials  

twitch.tv/shiffed @iamshiffed
twitch.tv/3pmusic
mixer.com/itzd0ge - Twitter @itzd0ge
twitch.tv/MishManners -- Twitter @mishmanners
mixer.com/Twinkling82 - @TwinklingPlays

twitch.tv/nelinde - Twitter @nelinde
twitch.tv/nickrawcliffe @nickrawcliffeaf
mixer.com/itzm4x1mu5 - Twitter @m3m4x1mu5
twitch.tv/macgunner584 @macgunner584
twitch.tv/xendrox - mixer.com/xendrox - @xendr0x

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.

That's me!

What have been accomplished since it all started

Maelstream journey since 2015

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.

Follow and ask me anything!

Watch on twitch.tv/michgeek
Follow my personal account on twitter.com/michgeekdev
Follow Maelstream on twitter.com/maelstreamlive

Meet our awesome community and get support on Discord

Meet our awesome community!

Learn things and teach me something back!

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.

Live coding!

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. 

Follow the todo list!

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.

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Environmental commitments

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Something else

The software is hosted on auto scaled servers therefore it uses only the necessary computing power at any given time. Thus, saving energy.

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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