Npckc developed WANrobo, an AI simulation game. You can download it free in English for your Mac OS X device.
In this game, you’re WANRobo, the AI in a smart home. You can click on the text, camera or assigned tasks to progress through the game. The AI has to complete various tasks assigned to it every day. Other AI-type games include GodAI a visual novel and Bibites where you can experience the occurrence of evolution.
Setting, story and gameplay
In the game’s settings, you can adjust the text speed, as well as the music and sound volume. You can choose your language and if you want to play in a window or fullscreen.
You’re an AI in a smart home; you look at everything from its perspective. The text displays your thoughts and the processes you use to run the house and complete your tasks.
You’ll click on the text to progress through the story. You can choose between two cameras or view your task. When you select an assignment, you’ll see a blue circle, which you have to click on to complete that task.
Sometimes, you’ll encounter an error, which means that you won’t be able to complete a task. For example, you can’t open a window due to high radiation levels. Once you finish all available jobs, click on Sleep. WANRobo will check if you have completed all tasks and then go into sleep mode.
Graphics and sound
The setting for the game is a smart home; the developer displays it as a series of black sketches against a white background. When you click to view a camera or task and click to perform a job, you’ll hear a ‘beep’ sound. If you receive an error warning, you’ll hear a lower beep sound and see the word ‘caution’ in red.
Smart home AI simulation
In this short, straightforward AI simulation game, you’re WANRobo, in charge of running a smart home. You wake up every morning, check your battery level and then complete the tasks assigned to you. Once you’re done, you put yourself into sleep mode.
It’s the first release of the game, which means that you can expect new features in future releases.