Twitch’s new sensation is a weird indie climbing game that also quietly promotes NFTs

Only Up! is a game where “you have to climb as high as possible”. And no, not like that – it’s a low-budget indie platformer about climbing to the top of a weird floating structure made of train tracks, giant slices of fruit, floating islands and more strange than that. And right now, nearly 150,000 people are watching it on Twitch.

The best channel on Only Up! currently owned by xQc (and yes, This xQc, the guy who got $100 million to stream on Twitch competitor Kick less than a week ago), which at the time of writing has 71,000 people watching him play. But as you can see on the category’s homepage, it’s far from the only one:

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The concept of Only Up! is simple: you are Jackie, desperately trying to escape the poverty of the slum in which you live. To do this, you embark on a journey inspired by the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk, climbing ever higher into the unknown.

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