alex got me back the saved records on the OAK-U-TRON – the text files that contain the height players reached on move-in day and the locations of previous keep me occupied players who’ve left their avatars behind to help everyone else. over the course of the day, people reached a height of 1515 feet, with 42 helpers manning almost all of the switches up to the 1500 feet mark, including shortcut switches. these are switches that require a player to turn around, to make a conscious decision not to try to get as high as possible in favor of helping out future players. naturally, i was happy to see that some people had made that decision.
you can download the save files for yourself right here. put them in the game folder and you’ll be able to enter this snapshot of over forty people’s collective effort.
if you actually want to play the game on the OAK-U-TRON, GUESS WHAT? we’ve found a new home for the arcade cabinet: the holdout in oakland. the grand opening is saturday, so come by and play some oak-u-pation game.