Acolyte dynamic narrative seeks community support for the game on Linux with Windows PC. Thanks to developer Superstring. Which now has a playable Prologue on Steam worth checking out.
The game studio is dedicated to exploring new avenues of story games. While revealing Acolyte which is their innovative AI adventure using natural language input. Allowing players to converse with AI assistants called Acolytes.
Acolyte takes advantage of the Spirit AI Character Engine. While allowing players to converse in real time via a series of text exchanges. The full game combines non-linear storytelling with real-time notifications. And also includes wider ARG elements for a unique story. Spilling out of the game and into the real world.
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At the time of writing, there Prologue is only available for Windows PC. However, developer Superstring also wants to see support from the community.
The game is developed in Unity. And while I have not tested if the game will export to Linux safely. If the appetite is there, I will definitely look to update the stores with a formal Linux version.
There is a Windows PC build on Itch.io. The developer has received reports that Wine does work. Which is not surprising for a Unity based game. Still, it would be a pleasure to see Acolyte on Linux natively. And since the Prologue runs on Linux via Proton quite effectively. We are just votes away from a native build on Steam.
The gameplay of Acolyte invites players to become an employee of Nanomax. Which is a well funded tech start-up looking to change the face of consumer AI. As a remote QA tester for the company. Players will interact with its staff and absorb their culture. While the unexplained firings, missing employees and a strange, highly classified bug occurs. Which shows up in the Acolyte code base, pointing to something being very wrong.
The free Prologue for Acolyte allowing players to talk directly with the AI. While you taking on the unique interaction at the heart of the game. Exploring the dynamic narrative and the AI is quite good for a Prologue. No spoilers, but this is a unique game worth exploring.
Future access to the full game and behind the scenes content is available. Which you can find via the Superstring Patreon. This also allows patrons to help shape the ongoing development of the game right now. Keep in mind this is a Windows PC build. But with enough support on Steam, release the game on Linux.