Event is a student project turned full game that explores relationships, emotions, space, and solitude in a thought-provoking first-person exploration game set in a retro/future solar system. Event even presents some interesting moral and ethical challenges when developing an AI for real-world applications. As a game, it comes up short in terms of length, and ultimately hurts the relationship-building it promises. Event has a unique gameplay element, and that is being able to type in phrases to communicate with an AI to get home – which is perhaps the most personal aspect of the game.
Event, the award-winning sci-fi narrative exploration game in which players must build a relationship with a lonely spaceship computer to get home, is coming to Windows PC and Mac this September via Steam and the Humble Store by Humble Bundle. A new teaser trailer for the game that poses the question, “What would you say to a computer if your life depended on it?” can be viewed at event0game.com.