Twitter made its personal online game, apparently

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Twitter is a wonderful source of data for the gaming scene. Between following hashtags, studying the ideas of particular person builders, and with the ability to message main studios, it’s a superb platform for staying on prime of online game information. Apparently, it’s additionally a platform that makes its personal video games now. Say hi there to Twitter Data Dash.

Twitter just lately up to date its privateness coverage — you will have already seen the pop-up in the event you’ve logged on to the social media site just lately. What you may not have seen is Twitter’s particular thread concerning the coverage adjustments. “Privacy isn’t a game,” it says, “but we did make one to help you understand the more complex parts of our privacy policy and how you can take control of your experience on Twitter.” Attached to that message is a hyperlink to and trailer for Twitter Data Dash, a browser game that the positioning hopes you’ll “play and learn” from. The trailer offers fast glimpses of the game’s 4 ranges, which take care of privateness subjects like advertisements, direct messages, possession, and trolls. See for your self beneath:

Anyone can play the game of their internet browser by following the Twitter Data Dash hyperlink. The platformer, playable in 9 completely different languages, stars the cutesy canine named Data the Dog. The artwork fashion may be very harking back to indie video games — Twitter is clearly attempting to win brownie factors with this entire setup.

It’s a superb time to capitalize on the indie game look: Nintendo’s newest Indie World Showcase aired the identical day that Twitter Data Dash was revealed. Around 20 completely different video games had been a part of the showcase, from beforehand introduced titles like Cult of the Lamb and Ooblets to new ports like Mini Motorways and Totally Accurate Battle Simulator. Those hoping to see Hollow Knight: Silksong are sadly out of luck as soon as once more. That much-anticipated game nonetheless has no launch date.