Twitch Plays Pokémon is an online multiplayer version of the 1996 Gameboy game.
An anonymous Australian programmer made a computer script that turned the website’s comment system into a controller for the game. Commenters can type in one of the game’s eight commands to control the main character (up, down, left, right, A, B, start, or select).
On the left you can see the screen, and on the right, the commands that people are inputting.
At this precise time of writing, they’ve just walked through the same door seven times. This could be because there are almost 60,000 people playing at once.
Currently thousands of players are typing ‘A’ constantly in an apparent attempt to release all of the player’s Pokemon.
Meet Twitch plays Pokémon plays Tetris, in which the commands from one game feed into the block building game. It’s not going too well either.