Twitch in The Shell

A cooperative text-based horror game

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Arch Linux boot menu

Twitch in The Shell

Remember how chaotic Twitch Plays Pokemon was? Now we have a much harder challenge: install Arch Linux. Every five seconds, the most popular keystroke in Twitch chat will be entered into an Arch Linux virtual machine.

Up for the challenge?

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Get Involved!

Just join our stream and contribute to the mayhem!

Arch Linux boot menu

Bonus Points!

Twitch in The Shell @ Arch Linux has no rules (except don't do anything illegal).

However, below are some milestones we think would be fun to try to reach, and as these goals are met we will raffle off some cool swag! Send us your cool or fun ideas and we might add them below :-)

  • Boot Arch Linux from the hard disk - Completed 10/31/2015
  • Pull up the Twitch screen in the virtual machine! - Completed 11/02/2015
  • Install irssi and join the #twitchinstalls chat! - Completed 11/02/2015
  • Install a gameboy emulator and start Twitch Installs Arch to Play Pokemon! - Completed 11/03/2015
  • Install and run memetest! - Completed 11/03/2015
  • Install and play Dwarf Fortress! - Completed 11/04/2015
  • Configure a fully working X server - Completed 11/03/2015
  • Write a python 'Hello World!' script - Completed 11/04/2015
  • Install Windows XP and change the text on the Start button to "Kappa" - Completed 11/05/2015
  • Draw Sierpinski's Triangle! - Completed 11/05/2015
  • Get on Twitter! - Completed 11/06/2015
  • Run a Bitcoin Miner! - Completed 11/06/2015
  • SETI @ Home! - Completed 11/07/2015
  • Setup a Minecraft Server! (We'll even open the port for you) - Completed 11/08/2015
  • Say hi in a different Twitch Stream! - Completed 11/09/2015
  • Create a GUI interface using Visual Basic, see if you can Kappa
  • Install Cuba Linux!
  • Install Linux From Scratch!
  • Install HURD!
  • Edit Wikipedia!
  • Beat Misty in Pokemon!
  • Play Cataclysm DDA! (Bonus Points for surviving)
  • Get on Tor and browse the Onion Network!
  • Win a game of Moon Lander!
  • Jailbreak the VM! - Bonus points for this one :D
  • Play a MUD!
  • Dig Deeper!
  • Succesfully play and win a game of -Your Choice-!
  • Navigate through Nethack!
  • Pay with bitcoin (or any CryptoCurrency) for something!
  • Install and run [email protected]!
  • BattleToads!
  • Win a game of Oregon Trail!
  • Dig Dug!
  • Install Red Star OS!
  • Play a movie in the terminal and within X!
  • Write, compile and install a program to compute pi in C++!
  • Telnet to a Satellite in Space!
  • Beat all or one of the Hack This Site challenges!
  • Win a Game of Chess against the PC!
  • Install Festival and upload a message from the stream somewhere!
  • Compile and then play Quake 2
  • Surprise us in new and unexpected ways :D
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Command Key sent
[0-9] [0-9]
[a-z] [a-z]
[A-Z] shift-[a-z]
f[1-12] f[1-12]
alt-f[1-9] alt-f[1-9]
alt-[tab|space|;|a-z] alt-[tab|space|;|a-z]
ctrl-[a-z] ctrl-[a-z]
escape escape
backspace backspace
enter|kappa enter
space space
tab tab
up up
down down
left left
right right
nop nothing
! shift-1
at shift-2
# shift-3
$ shift-4
% shift-5
^ shift-6
& shift-7
* shift-8
( shift-9
) shift-0
- minus
_ shift-minus
' apostrophe
" shift-apostrophe
dot dot
: shift-semicolon
; semicolon
= equal
> shift-dot
< shift-comma
` grave_accent
~ shift-grave_accent
slash slash
? shift-slash
backslash backslash
[ bracket_left
] bracket_right
{ shift-bracket_left
} shift-bracket_right
power_on power on the virtual machine
boot_cd boot from cd
boot_drive boot from harddrive
winkey Windows key
menu right-click
    Terminal icon