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Twitch Streamer Plays Elden Ring via Literal Mind Control

Twitch streamer Perrikaryal devises an EEG (for the brain) system to control and play Elden Ring with her mind: Check out video.

Elden Ring is certainly a celebrated game. It sold a boatload of copies, in addition to winning many awards. But what does one do when almost everyone has already played through the adventure? You get creative. One way to do so is to beat the title in record time. If you are Twitch streamer Perrikaryal, though, you may have something else on your brain. Literally. The talented gamer has devised a way to control and play Elden Ring with her mind.

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Check out footage of this amazing feat below:

Here’s how it works. Perrikaryal, who has a master’s degree in psychology, uses an electroencephalogram (EEG) to measure her brain functions. She then maps specific types of brain activity to various in-game Elden Ring actions. Simple tasks, like summoning allies and casting spells, are all done without touching a controller.

Doing relatively easy functions is impressive enough, but Perrikaryal wants more. The endgame is being able to control and play the entirety of Elden Ring with her mind, but that will take a lot of time and training — the brain is a muscle, after all.

I am always fascinated by gamers and the way they elongate a title’s life by finding new ways to play it. Elden Ring itself is no stranger to inventive ways of conquering its challenges. Remember MissMikkaa, who defeated Malenia using a dance pad? Gamers are nothing if not resourceful.

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Arthur Damian
Arthur Damian has been covering the video game industry for over ten years, and joined The Escapist in 2022. He is a huge fan of platformers, indies, and fighting games, and strives to cover them for The Escapist every chance he gets. Arthur received his Bachelor’s Degree in English from Brooklyn College in 2009. He is also the Editor-in-Chief over at That VideoGame Blog. When he isn’t writing, Arthur enjoys playing games on his Switch and PlayStation 5, and sings the praises of the greatest video game ever, Chrono Trigger, to anyone who will listen.