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Since its arrival last month, Twitch Plays Pokémon has taken the Internet by storm, and its creator has every intention of keeping it alive as long as people are interested.

For those that are unaware, Twitch Plays Pokémon does exactly what it says on the tin—or stream title. Players can input commands into Twitch chat to control the game, simple really. The channel features two modes: Anarchy, where all inputs are accepted, and Democracy, where players vote on the next action.

“I intend on running the stream for as long as it still has an active following,” the anonymous creator told Polygon recently.

The stream started with Pokémon Red and then moved onto Pokémon Crystal, now the TPP viewers are working their way through Pokémon Emerald. Towards the end of Crystal the creator put a time limit on viewers to beat the game or they wouldn’t get to play Emerald. “I was mostly certain they would have succeeded, if not I could have always delayed Emerald or ran them both simultaneously.”

The creator also commented on Crystal‘s reduced number of viewers: “I think this is mostly because the novelty is wearing off for a lot of people and it has been reported on less in the media.”

So what’s next for the stream after Pokémon Emerald? “I’m planning on doing a run of Pokémon FireRed with a randomizer,” the creator revealed. A randomizer basically scrambles everything in a Pokémon game, including starter Pokémon, trainer names, wild Pokémon, and more.

Source: Polygon

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Twitch Plays Pokémon will continue as long as there’s an active following

By Matthew Bennett | 03/25/2014 11:19 AM PT

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Since its arrival last month, Twitch Plays Pokémon has taken the Internet by storm, and its creator has every intention of keeping it alive as long as people are interested.

For those that are unaware, Twitch Plays Pokémon does exactly what it says on the tin—or stream title. Players can input commands into Twitch chat to control the game, simple really. The channel features two modes: Anarchy, where all inputs are accepted, and Democracy, where players vote on the next action.

“I intend on running the stream for as long as it still has an active following,” the anonymous creator told Polygon recently.

The stream started with Pokémon Red and then moved onto Pokémon Crystal, now the TPP viewers are working their way through Pokémon Emerald. Towards the end of Crystal the creator put a time limit on viewers to beat the game or they wouldn’t get to play Emerald. “I was mostly certain they would have succeeded, if not I could have always delayed Emerald or ran them both simultaneously.”

The creator also commented on Crystal‘s reduced number of viewers: “I think this is mostly because the novelty is wearing off for a lot of people and it has been reported on less in the media.”

So what’s next for the stream after Pokémon Emerald? “I’m planning on doing a run of Pokémon FireRed with a randomizer,” the creator revealed. A randomizer basically scrambles everything in a Pokémon game, including starter Pokémon, trainer names, wild Pokémon, and more.

Source: Polygon

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89