HyperTextHero Stream

I like exploring ballets of motion, sound, light, and interesting decisions in video games, which have been a part of my life since human’s discovered how to use fire for cooking and the Atari 2600 was hot.

My goal on my internet live broadcasting channel at twitch.tv/hypertexthero is to learn and to make myself laugh, and keep Play’s health and mana bars full while faced with Work on the other side.

Give me an infinite video game with things that fly like flight simulators in open worlds with plenty of light and weather, and I’m happy. Some favorites: KitHack Model Club, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Noita, the IL-2 Great Battles series, Starfield, Valheim, Elden Ring, Generation Zero, and Elite.

Occasionally co-working ambiance streams are broadcast, though the study of play and the video game artform is the main focus here.

You can find highlights and many past streams on YouTube, and video game and IRL photographs on Instagram.

Whether you are a regular viewer, a subscriber, or a “lurker”, you are welcome and your presence is appreciated very much indeed. Thank you for stopping by.


Currently a little haphazard due to real life.

Chat Rules

Flying heart illustration.

Use “chat” functionality to input letters to form words and sentences, preferably succinct ones, and I will do my best to respond during livestreams.


  • Say what you think, but avoid politics or religion.
  • Be kind to others. Don’t be mean.
  • Don’t forget your dreams.
  • Cultivate friendships.
  • Don’t work too hard.
  • Be happy.

Interactive Things You Can Type in Chat

Here are the available chat commands.

When playing Noita, type !wand to see the wands I am carrying.

When flying in MS Flight Simulator the !guess [-###] command is used to guess how hard Text’s next landing will be. For example: !guess -100 to predict a -100 feet-per-minute landing.

Text maintains a guesstimator scoreboard that is updated manually, with seasonal prizes.

Cheering with Bits

Bob Marley.

Cheering with bits is like throwing some coins or dollar bills in a hat to help improve the HyperTextHero stream.

There are custom notifications for the following bit amounts (the first person to cheer a custom bit amount is also noted):

Channel Points

A flying hot pink H symbol for my channel points.

Watching HyperTextHero earns you points called Hyper Texts that you can redeem to interact with the broadcast and make things like videos appear, images, and sounds appear.

To see what you can do with your points click on the little flying H icon on the bottom-left of the chat area.


Base Subscriber Badge.

There’s no need to subscribe, though you can if you want for the following benefits:

  • No mid-stream ad breaks (non-Prime subs).
  • Custom badges and access to a growing number of hand-made emotes.
  • Your name in the next end-of-stream credits.

No Time, Still Want to Help

If you prefer, you can subscribe via Patreon to get your name in the stream credits list.

This option is good for people who want to support what I do with the stream and with my website, but don’t have time to hang out at the stream.

Hardware Specs

The personal computer I use to play and stream video games is currently Interwebs Communotron 2023.

Games Completed Live

Video games I have completed from beginning to end live on stream, most often over the course of several sessions, sometimes in one go, sometimes carried by friends!

I’ve also finished some games before streaming existed. When I remember one, it appears in this list.

Games & Goals

My illustration for an Arma mod of a mod called Antistasi Amazons.

I love open world games, flight simulators and rogue-likes, and you can expect to see the following along with surprise visits from very old and brand new things.

Game-specific goals have been added below each video game, and these may change as I play because life is messy:

  • Arma 3
    • Finish the Old Man campaign.
    • Win an Antistasi campaign with friends done!
  • Arma Reforger
    • Take over the island alone.
    • Take over the island with friends.
    • Create and publish a mission.
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
    • Rid the ancient Greek archipelago of all cult members.
    • Finish the main story line done!
    • Give a tour of Lemnos island.
  • KitHack Model Club
    • Make a plane that flies done and take off done and land without damage.
    • Shoot down a belligerent balsa model aircraft with my own done!
    • Publish an airplane model and a scenario on my Steam Workshop done!
    • Complete the campaign.
  • Broforce
    • Finish the game.
    • Unlock all action heroes.
  • COD Warzone
    • First place in a match alone on stream.
    • First place in a match with friends on stream.
  • Dark Souls
    • Finish the fucking game.
  • DayZ
    • Survive for 30 days.
  • DCS World
  • Dead Cells
    • Beat The Concierge done!
    • Get a victory.
  • Death Stranding
    • Arrive in California.
    • Subdue aggressors by using boxes and climbing rope.
  • Far Cry 6
    • Finish the initial island on the free trial and decide whether to keep playing.
  • Fortnite
    • Numero uno in a match alone on stream.
    • Numero uno in a match with friends on stream.
  • Elden Ring
    • Finish the game, with occasional help from a friend done!
  • Elite: Dangerous
    • Meet a friend in the void done!
    • Get a Guardian Frame Shift Drive booster done!
    • Achieve Elite status in Exploration.
    • Achieve Elite status in Combat.
    • Achieve Elite status in Trading done!
    • Visit the center of the Milky Way.
    • Visit Colonia.
    • Find another Earth-like planet and be the first to map it done!
    • Unlock all engineers.
    • Step out of the ship done!
    • Land in a world with a breathable atmosphere.
  • Generation Zero
    • Find out where the killer robots are coming from.
    • Get a friend to translate Swedish text in the game.
    • Play with a friend in coop mode done!
    • Finish the main story.
  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint
    • Finish the original game done!
    • Finish Episode 2.
    • Finish Episode 3.
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
    • Get gold in all GTA Online flight school lessons done!
    • Find all collectibles.
    • Get all airplanes.
    • Get all weapons.
    • Stream all stunt jumps with a new character.
    • Help a friend own an aeroplane hangar.
    • Help a friend become a CEO done!
    • Help a friend start a motorcycle gang.
    • 100% Steam achievements.
  • Hollow Knight
    • Finish the game.
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
    • Finish the game.
  • IL-2 Sturmovik
  • Just Cause 4
    • Depose the dictator of Solis.
  • Jagged Alliance 2
    • Depose the dictator of Arulco.
  • Jagged Alliance 3
    • Free Grand Chien.
  • Metal Gear Solid 5
    • Get a water pistol.
    • Finish the game for the 2nd time, this time on stream.
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Noita
    • Achieve a victory done!
    • Unlock NG+.
    • 11 Orb run win.
    • Achieve a peaceful victory.
    • 100% Steam achievements.
    • Get the crown.
    • Get the Amulet of Yendor.
  • No Man’s Sky
    • Complete an expedition done!
    • Find an Earth-like world with green fields and make a base.
    • Build a structure that reaches the clouds, if possible.
    • Find or build a rover and a mech.
  • PUBG
    • 1st place in a match alone on stream.
    • 1st place in a match with friends on stream.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
    • Find out what happens to the protagonist by finishing the game.
  • Spelunky & Spelunky 2
    • Finish the game.
  • Starbound
    • Finish the tutorial planet and decide whether to continue playing.
  • Star Citizen
    • Take off in a space ship.
    • Land on another planet.
    • Land on a moon.
    • Complete a mission.
    • Disable an aggressor spaceship.
    • Get a kill without using a spaceship.
    • Takeoff in my Aurora when version 1.0 of the game is released, possibly in this lifetime.
  • Starfield
    • Finish the main story and build a little home somewhere nice done!
    • Explore the Sol system.
  • Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order
    • Complete 2 planets and decide whether to continue playing.
  • The Division 2
    • Find a bandana or red headband.
    • Finish the game’s next world tier.
    • Reach the top of the 100 floor tower.
  • Valheim
    • Finish a coop or single-player run.
  • War Thunder
    • Unlock the highest Tier in a nation.
    • Get own artwork in the game.
    • Fly a jet.
  • Watch Dogs: Legion
    • Finish the game done!
    • Play a coop mission with a friend.
  • Yakuza 0
    • Finish the main story.
  • Zelda: Breath of The Wild
    • Defeat Calamity Ganon and save the kingdom of Hyrule.

Quotes of the Stream


Quotations from stream chat that made me laugh out loud or were particularly concise and informative at one time or another.

Thank you

谢谢, Gracias, ευχαριστώ, Merci, धन्यवाद, Grazie, ありがとうございました, Obrigado, شكرا, Спасибо

Thank you for flying together with me for a while on Spaceship Earth!

Special Thanks An animated sun illustration.
eduardo tunni
henrique vianna
obs project
quincas moreira
simon brown
stéphane pigeon
yuji oshimoto

…and all friends near and far.

Simon An drawing of a flying heart balloon.