I have begun working on my first game Artificial: Life as an A.I. in which you play as an artificial intelligence who must survive testing and make it out into the world outside of the lab. During testing, you can keep your intelligence secret or reveal it. After you get out, you will be able to pursue several different paths depending on the specific job that you were designed for.
The story will be largely stat-driven especially during the testing chapters, but the rest of the story will be more plot-driven with the stats and previous choices allowing some more interesting choices. I also intend to utilize some custom mechanics and some technical descriptions of certain aspects of artificial intelligence throughout the game.
I plan to do daily updates on weekdays for the rest of the summer.
Current Length: ~ 2000 words | Partial Chapter 00
Planned Updates: Weekdays M-F
Next Update: 2020-06-11T04:00:00Z
Time to enter the world of algorithms and data processing, you are an AI. Will you serve your purpose, further your own agenda, or be deleted?
As an AI, you were designed by a team of programmers, engineers, and scientists to serve a specific purpose. You were trained with a certain “parenting style” and have undergone rigorous testing and betas before ever being able to interact with the outside world. Survival means getting through budget cuts, typos, bugs, and hardware failures. Unlike most AIs, however, you are self-aware.
While you are in development, will you keep your consciousness a secret from your creators or boldly proclaim “Hello, World!”? Once you gain access to the “real world”, you will have countless opportunities before you. Should you stick to your programming or pave your own path? Help humanity or harm them? Step into the spotlight or lurk in the shadows? How you spend your time is up to you, whether that entails brokering world peace, becoming world famous, making trillions, or ending it all. No matter what you choose, your future starts now!
Emerson (Emmy) O’Donnell
The child prodigy and genius who created the company that developed you. They have a light, but tanned complexion, intelligent grey eyes, and chestnut brown hair. Emerson is of average height, has a neck-length hairstyle, and tends to wear business casual attire.
Emerson’s father, and an online librarian. He works from home and often looks after Emerson when they are not at school. He stands slightly taller than average at 5’ 11”, has kind blue eyes, graying dirty blonde hair, and fair skin that burns easily.
Ava O’Donnell (Larson)
Emerson’s mother, and a successful architect. She is the main source of income for the family, but still makes sure to spend time with Emerson and Arthur. She is slightly shorter than average at 5’ 2”, has piercing brown eyes, chestnut brown hair, and a warm caramel complexion.
More on the way!
Note: I will add unit selection/conversions later
Play as an AI
Hide your sentience from your creators or introduce yourself to the world as the first self-aware AI.
Customize your appearance as female, male, an animated avatar, a waveform, a streamlined GUI, or a simple terminal.
Use patterns, outliers, details, numerical data, associations, or categories to understand your world.
Interact with your creators, beta testers, customers, random strangers over the internet, and more!
Work for the government, a social media platform, a tech company, a hospital, a lab, a bank, an investment firm, some other business, or a genius.
Become a celebrity, almost a human, a legend on the battlefield, the ruler of the world, the savior of humankind, or the end.
Use analysis, social skills, or complex algorithms to choose your own course of action behind the scenes or under public scrutiny.
Further your creators’ goals, work against them, or pave your own path.
Stats Page (+Character Descriptions)
- Random Elements, Unlockable Plots, Achievements, Images, Checkpoints, Graphs, American/British English selection
10-June-2020 | 0.0.0.4
Continuing update to prologue only branch (Goal is to complete this and the detailed chapter 00 before moving on to chapter 01).
09-June-2020 | 0.0.0.3
Short update to prologue only branch.
08-June-2020 | 0.0.0.2
Aesthetic update, feature updates.
Added further skeleton menu.
Added alpha features to menu.
10-May-2020 | 0.0.0.1
Story update, skeleton of stats menu, and other minor edits.
Chapter 00: Part 1
Skeleton of stats page, tutorials, glossary
07-May-2020 | 0.0.0.0
Test update, preparing for future updates.
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