GIF bots on Botwiki

Hamiltonian paths

Hamiltonian path maze GIFs.


Hamiltonian paths is a Mastodon bot created by Zac Colley that generates GIFs of Hamiltonian path mazes, which are mazes that don’t leave any gap unfilled.

@bubble_bott

Bubbles!


@bubble_bott is a Twitter bot created by Siobhán Lenihan that generates animated gifs of floating colorful circles.

deadspelunkers

Animated GIFs of deaths from Spelunky Daily Challenge


deadspelunkers is one of the earliest modern bots, created by Joel McCoy.

Once every two hours the bot creates and posts an animated GIF of a death from a Spelunky [an action-exploration game] Daily Challenge video uploaded to YouTube, along with a time-stamped link to the source.

Wired.com

You can read more about the project on author’s blog.

@hypno__bot

Your eyelids are getting heavy…


@hypno__bot is a Twitter bot created by Stefan that generates colorful hypnotizing spirals.

Ominous Zoom

Zoooooooooom!


Ominous Zoom is a bot for Twitter and Mastodon created by Casey Kolderup that zooms in on random details in pictures either in a series of images or an animated GIF.

Time Until Christmas

Know the time left until Christmas.


Time Until Christmas is a Twitter bot created by Crystal Camarao that counts down days left to Christmas and posts a celebratory GIF.

@OwlStatue

A ROM HACK IN NAME ONLY, FOR IT IS NEITHER.


@OwlStatue is a Mastodon bot created by Lif.

This bot makes videos of Link reading the owl statue from The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX for the Game Boy Color that normally says “THE WIND FISH IN NAME ONLY, FOR IT IS NEITHER.” but with the “WIND FISH” replaced with some other two-word phrase or compound word that, sometimes if you squint a little, can be an oxymoron or otherwise contradictory to the thing it describes.

It is worth noting that the source material is a little nonsensical as it stands, so the bar for how much sense a given entry in the phrasebank makes is not the highest. Sometimes I’ll reply manually to people’s incredulous “but it’s both!” comments with a vaguely-related quote from elsewhere in the game.

I also sometimes manually have the bot fave toots I think it would like.

I make an effort to assign Content Warnings to word pairs relating to things that are often the subject of CW’s in the Mastodon community.

(It also randomizes the rupees, items, and tunic color, just to keep things fresh.)

@dscovrnews

Yesterday on a blue marble suspended in a light beam.


@dscovrnews is an open source Twitter bot created by Nicolas L. (also posting on Tumblr).

Every day it tries to get the latest images from DSCOVR and yesterday’s headline from The Guardian. It then generates an animated GIF image of the Earth and headline with accompanying links and text.

@tweetgameoflife

Tweet, and get procedurally generated art.


@tweetgameoflife is an open source Twitter bot created by Avy Faingezicht that generates GIFs of Conway’s game of life, basing its initial state on incoming tweets