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Talking with KOMRAD. Interact with the long-dormant Soviet supercomputer to discover its secret and possibly save the work from annihilation.
An interactive adventure. You'll need to be careful talking with KOMRAD, or else.
What is it about?
Brad Becker knows just a little bit conversational computers. The CEO of developer Sentient Play was formerly the Chief Design Officer on IBM Watson’s project - a natural language computer that famously competed on the TV game show “Jeopardy.” And Becker has taken that knowledge to game design with KOMRAD. The interactive game starts out with an interesting premises - you’re messaged by a stranger who says your identity has been stolen and is being used by online hackers. They steer you toward a supposedly abandoned computer that has information the criminals will trade for your freedom. But the situation gets even more complicated when connecting to the computer. Named KOMRAD, it’s a long-dormant Soviet supercomputer with a possibly nuclear secret.
For those who...
- Enjoy interactive, text-based adventures.
- Like to play games on all of their iOS devices, and even the Apple Watch.
- Looking for a game to pickup and play for short bursts.
Not for those who...
- Are looking for a fast-paced gaming experience.
Why we love it
If you’ve enjoyed similar titles - like any of the games from the Lifeline series - KOMRAD is definitely recommended. It’s a fun an engaging interactive chat game that will have you guessing until the end.
App Store Description
Ever wondered what it might be like 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? Yes? Well, this is your lucky day! 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.***
More importantly, here's what some of the first players**** said:
- "I felt like a kid again...I couldn't put it down!"
- "just wanted you to know this game is incredible"
- "really amazing script and story"
- "Komrad is a fantastic experience...It changed how I see Chat Bots and AI development."
* not an actual AI
** batteries (and IBM Watson) not included
**** quotes from actual players--not our mothers