Play Me

Question: If I gave a group of people radical control over my life and actions, would they connect with me more? Would they empathize? Or would they treat me and all those around me, like mere playthings?

Answer: Play Me - Alpha.

Here’s how it works:

  • You are going to play me, as a character, as a game, as a story -- but it’s actually me
  • You will see what I see
  • I will do whatever you say, as long as it doesn’t cause harm. “Harm” is up to my discretion
  • The half-hour episode will only be as good as you collectively make it, so make good offers, and make your partner look good

Details

  • You will suggest things for me to do by typing it into the chat in Twitch
  • Gordy coded a chatbot to help keep everything organized
  • He will be the moderator. He will be the only voice I can hear during the episode.
  • First you’ll have a chance to suggest things for me to do. Then, you’ll have a chance to vote for which action I actually do. Finally, Gordy will tell me the winning action, and I’ll do it. Repeat.
  • To keep things simple, we will only ask you to vote between three options -- the first one submitted, the last one submitted, and a random option from the middle.
  • I cannot go outside, I will lose wifi.
  • The episode will run for half an hour, after which we’ll stop and have a quick debrief. 
  • Lara (my partner) is another character in this story, and I can interact with her, but you cannot control her. She will react to anything I do as she normally would.

Story: 

  • I am moving away soon, and need to go on one final grocery run to my local corner store. 
  • I am not sure what I need to get, but I know we’re running low on some things.
  • There’s a man who sometimes works behind the counter there who I’ve become friends with over the years, but I’ve forgotten his name. 
  • I want to figure out a way to let him know I’m moving away and say bye, but I don’t know if he’ll be there. 
  • Help me prepare for this outing.

View from the stream

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