San Andreas Community Cam
2017, studies for computer-controlled installation
Modified version of Grand Theft Auto V
Live site: sanandreascommunitycams.com
San Andreas Community Cam is a live video stream from a computer running a modded version of Grand Theft Auto V, hosted on Twitch.tv. The mod follows the citizens of San Andreas, a fictional state in GTA V based on California. The citizens are programmed to control themselves and make their own decisions, with no one actually playing the game. The citizens are 'playing themselves', with all activity unscripted.
The piece is presented as a live stream on sanandreascommunitycams.com.
This project uses the Script Hook V library to interface with GTA V. More information on modifying Grand Theft Auto can be found here and here.
Reviews and Press
"Twitch Stream Follows Five GTA V NPCs Wherever They Go, No Matter What They Do," Gita Jackson, Kotaku
"Livestream follows 'GTA' characters around San Andreas," Tina Amini, Mashable
"Game Art: Brent Watanabe's San Andreas Community Cam (2017),", Matteo Bittanti, Gamescenes
"How are Residents of 'GTA V' Setting San Andreas Dealing With Inauguration Day?,", Rachel Weber, glixel