Machine Machine: Automating Threes
We all enjoyed Twitch Plays Pokemon whilst it lasted, and with good reason; it was hectic, ridiculous, entertaining and spawned its own equally strange metanarrative that acted as grounding for a sense of involved community feeling. I’m evoking this spectre to set it against ‘Automating Threes’ from Team Colorblind, in which a robot powered by an AI program plays successive games of Threes.
The Fragile Point of ‘Pachalafaka’
It would probably be a good idea to play Pachalafaka before reading this. Otherwise, some things I mention might not make that much sense. You can download it on PC and Mac for free from the author’s website, and it takes five minutes to play. This is an attempt to exorcise some vague thoughts that developed throughout my playthrough(s), rather than a really cohesive or thorough explanation or examination of what the game is “about”.
I don’t get Pachalafaka, but I think that’s the point.