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Earlier today, an amazing online Pokémon adventure ended, one in which thousands of people joined in on the fun. From beginning to end, the journey called Twitch Plays Pokémon lasted 16 days, 7 hours, 50 minutes and 19 seconds. So, what was that all about?
The players in this crowd-sourcing style of gaming enjoyed the adventure together by choosing commands to make decisions about the next step in their Pokémon adventures by integrating a Twitch chatroom. The creator of Twitch Plays Pokémon, during the course of the game, added the concept of democracy vs anarchy.
As stated in the Twitch page:
Anarchy mode is the “classic” mode, where everyone’s inputs are applied immediately. Democracy mode chooses the most popular input provided during a 20 second voting period. In order to switch from one mode to the other a certain number of votes must be for the opposing mode. To get from anarchy mode to democracy mode 80% of the votes must be for democracy mode. To get from democracy mode to anarchy mode 50% of the votes must be for anarchy mode.
You may or may not want to see the entire adventure in one entire day, perhaps in two, if you are Pokémon fans, but you may want to watch the end, when after many battles, Red and the participants on Twitch finally defeat Blue. This is an awesome return after many years of a GameBoy game. I wonder what is Nintendo thinking about this.
Check out this and other videos of this online adventure at [http://www.twitch.tv/twitchplayspokemon]. It seems like another adventure will start soon.