Robot technician game AI Confidential announced

AI Confidential

Indie developer Critical Wit has announced AI Confidential, a new adventure game where you “mend everything from broken parts to broken hearts.”

AI Confidential is in development for Windows PC (via Steam), though a release date wasn’t confirmed.

Here’s a rundown on the game, plus its reveal trailer:

Artificial Intelligence, Real Problems: You are Makenzy Turner, an affable RoboTechnician employed by AI megacorp, Indelligent Solutions. With your trusty assistant ARI, use high-tech tools and old-fashioned empathy to mend everything from broken parts to broken hearts.

Just (Re)Act Naturally! AIC’s emoji interactions place the emphasis on disposition and emotional intent. Unlike conventional (text-driven) dialog systems, react to what’s been said, using emoji to influence the tenor and tone of conversations.

Robotic Rehabilitation in Four ‘Simple’ Steps:

  • Step 1: The Owner, the Bot, & the Boss (Case Briefing) – Meet your purpose-built patient to get their perspective. Get marching orders from HQ, and a hot take from the broken bot’s owner.
  • Step 2: Solarpunk Sleuthing (Explore & Investigate) – Uncover possible causes of malfunctions and misbehavior. Chat with other AI in the area for clues and leads.
  • Step 3: Subjective Solutions (Diagnosis & Treatment) – Determine a diagnosis, and evaluate a possible treatment… or three. Execute the “best” option, or consider doing something… unsanctioned.
  • Step 4: Rocks and Hard Places (Metanarrative Mindfulness) – What’s best for the patient isn’t always what the customer or your company wants. Your decisions dictate the fates of your patients, relationships… and career.

Key Features:

  • A unique, playful and intuitive emoji-driven dialog system.
  • An unforgettable cast of purpose-built patients to meet and help.
  • An array of environments in a solarpunk future to explore.
  • Classic adventure game inventory puzzles… minus the moon logic.
  • From hardware repair, to virus removal, assist your patients with invasive aplomb.
  • Decommission ‘lost causes,’ and return their cores to R&D.


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