Even hunting virtual animals can get you a following online.

Twitch today released the trailer for Ironsights, the company’s first in-house mini-documentary. Twitch is a live-streaming site that attracts more than 100 million users a month. Now, it is creating these documentaries to showcase its community. The full film will debut on Twitch on April 7.

“There are a lot of amazing stories to tell about the Twitch community, which rarely get the attention they deserve,” said Marcus “djWHEAT” Graham, director of Twitch Studios, in a press release sent to GamesBeat. “With Twitch Studios, we are looking to shine a light on these stories and celebrate our community. A great example of this is Ironsights, which is how Sara Erlandson, one of our community members, made a name for herself in the highly competitive Big Buck HD scene.”

Big Buck HD is an arcade hunting game. The Big Buck Hunter series started in 2000 and has become a fixture in arcades and bars.


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The 22-year-old Erlandson was a bar owner herself in Wisconsin. The 22-minute documentary is about her traveling to the Big Buck World Championship in Austin, Texas.

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