Yesterday I discovered this amazing free(mium) browser game, AI Dungeon. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a text-based RPG, but the game text is generated on the fly by an AI. It offers a fair amount of customisability – you can add text in “world info” and “remember” for the AI to keep in memory, like the lore and setting you want to play with. I had a lot of fun with it last night – we’re talking laughter loud enough that Viv asked me what happened from three rooms away (where he was trying to sleep, oops). If you like text-based RPGs or CYOAs this is one to play around with.
Jessica Smith is a left-wing feminist who loves animals, books, gaming, and cooking; she’s also very interested in linguistics, history, technology and society.