Basically the idea is sort of similar to that of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitch_Plays_Pok%C3%A9mon However, the basic goal of the chat should be simply to guide the AI player to riches and power for as long as possible before the trolls or random LT events lead to the character's demise.JoshParnell wrote:That sounds like a pretty fantastic idea actually. Crowd-playing! Definitely after release though And since the AI in LT is already supposed to act like a player...I don't imagine there would be much technicality behind it, other than injecting twitch votes into the decision process of the AI.AbhChallenger wrote:You know. That might be an interesting way to market LT. You know about "Twitch Play's Pokemon" Perhaps you could write a mod for your own game that has the "player" run as an AI. But twitch chat serves as its decision process. If most of the chat says "Mine epic ore #2 in system alpha centari" The AI character will do so. The goal would be to get this AI character as rich and powerful as possible before trolls eventually lead the character to its death.
It might actually work. Eventually Twitch beat Pokemon Red. Apparently Twitch plays Dark Souls managed to actually beat the first boss.
Personally I think this is a great way to market LT. People would watch simply to see what kind of craziness would happen from the chat. (Oh wow the trolls managed to jump the player into a pirate system with his shiny new battleship lol)
So if Josh happens to decide to do this after LT 1 is out.
- * What features or limitations do you think should be part of it?
* What kind of "Start" should the AI character have?
* Should the universe be redone after every defeat?
* Can you think of any special events that could be fun?