Programmer and artist Brent Watanabe recently launched a live video stream on Twitch that follows a wandering deer around San Andreas as it gets into random mischief in a modified version of Grand Theft Auto V.
The mod creates a deer and follows it as it wanders throughout the 100 square miles of San Andreas, a fictional state in GTA V based on California. The deer has been programmed to control itself and make its own decisions, with no one actually playing the video game. The deer is ‘playing itself’, with all activity unscripted… and unexpected. In the past 48 hours, the deer has wandered along a moonlit beach, caused a traffic jam on a major freeway, been caught in a gangland gun battle, and been chased by the police.
images via Brent Watanabe