‘Pokémon Red’ Is Now Available To Play Via… Twitter Profile Pictures

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Gameloft 3D programmer Constantin Liétard has launched a script that allows you to play Pokémon Red directly from his profile picture on Twitter.

Liétard’s Twitter Plays Pokémon works rather simply. Users will need to tweet their button inputs as replied to the programmer’s initial post, which can be seen below. You can comment with either Up, Down, Left, Right, A, B, Start, or Select to control the game.

You can now play Pokemon Red in my avatar! 🥳

Comment one of those buttons on this tweet:
Up, Down, Left, Right, A, B, Start, Select pic.twitter.com/9RV383BGjW

— Constantin Liétard (@screenshakes) January 8, 2021

Every 15 seconds, a script will pull out the most popular commands from the thread, which will then be applied to the game. The results of the commands will be recorded as screenshots and shared on Lietard’s 400 x 400 Twitter avatar.

According to IGN, Twitter users seem to have chosen Squirtle as their choice of Pokémon.

Liétard mentioned that he has restarted the game several times to add more features to it as it has risen in popularity. He also logs on manually to save the game each night, ensuring that no data is lost.

An official Discord server has additionally been established for those who are keen to chat about the progress of this interested game.

I am restarting the game to add a new functionality that saves the frames from now on!

— Constantin Liétard (@screenshakes) January 9, 2021

[via IGN, cover image via Nintendo]