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Chat with an A.I. - this interactive adventure game gives you a chance to chat with a Soviet Artificial Intelligence from 1985 that’s been training in the dark for thirty years, doesn’t know the Cold War ended, and may be connected to the world’s second largest nuclear arsenal. KOMRAD is a casual interactive story game for iOS 9 and 10 and watchOS 2 and 3 that plays out through conversations and choices.
When the Soviets shut down a secret project in 1985, they forgot one thing—to turn off the computer. Now you are the first person to connect to this advanced artificial intelligence that has been training in the dark for thirty years, unaware the Cold War has ended. Your conversational choices will determine your fate--and the fate of the world.
KOMRAD is a work of interactive fiction* created by the former Chief Design Officer of IBM Watson** based on fundamental principles of real AIs and chatbots. You may learn something. We promise it won't hurt.***
As mentioned in The Verge, WIRED Germany, TouchArcade, Polygon, and other fine publications.
More importantly, here's what some of the first players**** said:
- "I felt like a kid again...I couldn't put it down!" (US)
- "just wanted you to know this game is incredible...really amazing script and story"" (US)
- "Komrad is a fantastic experience...It changed how I see Chat Bots and AI development." (Germany)
- "I just started the game but I can already say i love it...you really feel like someone's "on the other side" (Denmark)
* not an actual AI
** batteries (and IBM Watson) not included
**** quotes from actual players--not our mothers
! == 1.0.2 RELEASE OF AWESOMENESS ==!
K.O.M.R.A.D. FULL OF EXCITE TO ANNOUNCE MANY IMPROVES INCLUDING:
—ALL CRASHES RE-ASSIGNED TO SIBERIA
—ASCII ART NO LONGER CRUSHED LIKE SMALL HELPLESS NEIGHBORING COUNTRY
—NO LONGER TREAT EVERYONE LIKE MONEY-GRUBBING CAPITALIST IN KOSMO QUIZ
—FAILURE OF OPERATOR TEST NO LONGER PUNISH BY FREEZING
—LESS OFFENSE OF SENSIBILITIES ON LITTLE WATCH AND BIG IPAD
—GAME OF WITS QUIZ NOW REQUIRE SOME WITS
—AWESOMENESS SCREEN OF CREDITS NOW PRESENT. WHY PROFESSOR NOT LISTED?
—K.O.M.R.A.D. USING MUCH LESS MEMORY. NOW CAN DOWNLOAD OVER MOBILE NETWORK.
—OMINOUS BACKGROUND MUSIC NOW APPROXIMATE 28.946% QUIETER
Ratings and Reviews
Best text game ever-no-best game ever!
I legitimately felt as if I had will in the game, the choices were ones I would do myself if not implicated otherwise. I felt like I was in the game, talking to a legitimate AI, not a prescript game. Weirdly enough I felt a connection with the AI, like friendship and wish to continue in another chapter! Very well put together. Very fun. One of the most intuitive parts of it is that I can play on my apple watch... FULLY! It would be a great disappointment if more chapters would not be made and I would even like to see a legitimate AI with same personalities and such. This is a truly amazing game, one of the only ones I found worthy of writing a review about. Most fun I have ever had on my personal device. Just got a KOMRAD notification, got to go!
Sincerely yours, Jake
One of the best!
I love this so much! My only complaint is the length. I would’ve liked to have an option to spend longer getting to know K.O.M.R.A.D. and answering its questions. It would have been nice if treating K.O.M.R.A.D. as a friend would open up even more dialogue options, routes, etc. While I liked the storyline, I loved the interaction with the A.I. the most.
I would gladly pay for a sequel, though I’d want it to be longer and, if possible, carry over your previous choices and relationship with the A.I.
Despite my love for this game though, after a few chapters it would freeze whenever trying to go back to the A.I. from your texts. I had to restart every time which was quite troublesome, but it was still enjoyable. If not for that I’d give a full 5 stars. I realize there hasn’t been an update in 2 years but it would be amazing if that were fixed.
Once again, I’d be ecstatic to hear if a sequel is in progress or planned. If not, I hope you’ll continue to make other interactive A.I. story games like this one. I’m always looking for real-time decision making games that have to do with A.I and/or have the appearance of a text conversation or a phone interface (like Lifeline or A Normal Lost Phone) with characters that you truly come to care for. Good luck!
Blow the Lifeline out of the water
I played Lifeline game before, the KOMRAD game feels familiar but different... better!
The storyline is very unexpected but also believable, I really feel like chatting with an A.I. The dialogues have many subtle humors, mixed with deception, lies and also compassion. After the first pass of the story, I was able to go back a few times and changed my choices and came to very different endings. That's really cool.
For those geeky friends out there, you will appreciate the game design shows the old DOS terminal look &I feel, well done comrade!
Updated review for the new release version. Since I have played the game through a few endings, now when I open KOMRAD, I can pick up from where I left off, or choose a different chapter, just like reading a book. I am hoping to get all the "achievements" which indicating which endings of the story you have reached.
I know it's an interactive fiction, I am not really chat with an A.I. But I definitely feel it has a senses of understanding of personality. I pretended to be somebody who is inpatient, or synthetic, or selfish or helpful, and my conversation with KOMRAD changed, pretty cool.
- Sentient Play LLC
- 69.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © 2016 Sentient Play LLC
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