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In August 2021 you're recruited by Nakagawa Corp., Japan's leading robot manufacturer. Its facilities in Agrihan island in the South Pacific were infiltrated. Its robots are acting strangely. Agrihan (known as Bot Colony) is a Mars testbed staffed mostly by robots - so you'll need to talk to THEM to investigate. Bot Colony ( www.botcolony.com) is unique in that it's currently the ONLY game on the planet featuring AI-based conversation as the main game mechanic. You type or speak in English with robots in order to progress in the game. Bot Colony will appeal to trailblazers not afraid to explore genre-defining games. If you enjoy figuring out how to get through to robots and commanding them through actions - in an an eerie South Pacific setting combining modern architecture, high tech and jungle, it's a game you may enjoy. Bot Colony integrates adventure, simulation, RPG and puzzles into a unique language-based gameplay. You'll get to experience Artificial Intelligence that is currently in the realm of cinematic fantasy in Her, Ex Machina, iRobot, Blade Runner, 2001 A Space Odyssey. It's a challenging and entertaining experience that will make you realize how literally machines process language, and how much we take for granted when we speak with people. KEY FEATURES Type of speak freely and discover the story using your own words. The answers spoken by the robots is generated dynamically. Contrast with typical game storytelling, where canned voice acting is controlled by dialog trees. Experience the eerie atmosphere of a South Pacific island featuring ultra modern architecture and robots amid a lush jungle setting. The techno-romantic mood is enhanced by the original music soundtrack of the game. Play detective and piece together the events that took place in a house in a 48 hour period by exploring the robot's video observations. Work with the robots to scuttle violent sabotage attempts by robot-hating organizations. Game sessions are unique to each player: What you say controls how robots react and what they answer. Sessions of other players will have different dialog than your session. Every session is unique. Make the game your own: Teach robots new knowledge and new commands. Type or speak to play. You can use Microsoft Speech (included with Windows), to communicate with characters using a mic. You can combine speaking and typing according to your preference. Inspired by Bot Colony, a near future industrial espionage thriller by Eugene Joseph. A scientifically-grounded sci-fi novel (except for plasma-powered hovercraft), Bot Colony sets benchmarks for the verbal abilities of future robots and introduces the 5th law of robotics 'do as people do'.
Jun 16, 2014
System requirements for PC
- OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 [64-bit ]. Windows 7 has BAD speech recognition, recommed you type!
- Processor: Dual Core 3.5GHz / Quad Core 2.40 GHz greater
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVidia GTS 240 (1 GB VRAM) or greater, ATI Radeon HD 4850 (1 GB VRAM) or greater
- DirectX: Version 9.0c
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Storage: 4 GB available space
- Sound Card: Yes
- Additional Notes: Internet connection required. A microphone is required if you wish to play through speech.
- OS: Windows 10 or Windows 8 [64-bit ] for Microsoft LUIS speech recognition
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Early Access Review Bot Colony is an Indie game that has been lingering on Steam for a long time now, but is far ahead of some Newcomers with its unique voice control control. Graphics The Game relies on a moderately sharp 3D graphics, which were completely satisfactory for the 2014 Release, but could so slowly use a little Refresher. The World is also very futuristic inspired by the Colour Concept, with everything Cybernetic cut into pure Metal with only one to two accent colours. Robots are often shown here cool blue or white bright. Gameplay Man plays an Agent in 2021 who can be freely named. This is really relevant as each of the Characters in the Game will try to pronounce your Name successfully. Most of the Population has been replaced by Robots and you have to solve puzzling cases by skillfully Directing These Machines. It took me a While to find my way into the Game because the Voice Control takes a lot of getting used to. 99% of the Game consists of solving tasks by trying to fill the Text Fields of the different Robots so decently that the very disturbance Machines perform what you want. Here the Robots only support English as Input and apart from the Fact that they only understand 80% of what you say their Vocabulary is also very small. One should work here with very simple Vocabulary, because as soon as you only attach a "please" or use a different Word than expected, the Robot is haunted by complete Confusion. If you are really sitting at a Loss in front of a task or the last Taxi has just driven away from you, you still have your lovely Assistant and your mobile Tutorial Miki on your Ear, who will help you in all Situations of life. But this is only due to the already known Voice Input. But once you get used to the Idiosyncrasies of the Language Concept, the Orders run like lubricated ones. My robot favorite is clearly the lively Suction robot "Charlie," which could well be the little Brother of R2-D2. In addition to your Assignments and personal Problems, you also have to worry about Bomb Defuses and the like in between. But in the End, everyone sees you as a true Hero. Scope The Game contains only 2-3 Levels at the Moment, but the Episode screen reveals that more are planned. In addition to the Main Tasks, there are many small Side Quests and funny Items to be found. And if the boredom plagues you, the nice robot receptionist is always to have a Chat and tries to learn with each Passing. Technical The Game starts relatively fast and does not really weigh out any of the Areas. I had some Memory Errors and lost a few Scores, but once you know the right Tricks, the jerkstick tasks are complete again. The Game has only crashed to me once in ~ 8h, but I have probably given the poor Software too much Input in some Places. Conclusion The Game is still in Early Access but covers a gorgeous New Niche of indie game. It plays out much like "Scribblenauts," so creative Solutions can be found. There is still a lot of Potential here, but I think it's wonderful if, like here, the Game just adapts to the User and not the other way around. I very much hope for more Updates from the Developers. I hope this Review could help you! Check out our Curator page for more Reviews here! For Review purposes, this Product has been made available free of charge.