I got this steam game at pretty cheap price.
Despite being text-based game, it is pretty interesting, different choices brings me a lot of different result. Reminds me of that your own adventure book I read once in the past. This is my latest story, and I think I am pretty proud of my adventure this time. No more robot rebellion, or conquering world with my robot army. 😛
54-year-old Dr. Alan !Kwane
Fame: 10 (Internationally Famous)
Wealth: 11 (Quite Wealthy)
Romance: Married to Flame
Autonomy: 8 (In Beta)
Military: 12 (Stable)
Empathy: 45 (Singular)
Grace: 23 (Impressive)
Professor Ziegler (Bad): 44%
Eiji (Good): 54%
Josh (Great): 74%
Mark (Great): 74%
Juliet (Bad): 27%
Tammy (Bad): 46%
President Irons (Good): 55%
Flame (Great): 95%
World Power Balance
China: 55% U.S.: 45%
Summary of Completed Chapters
On the day you first built Ariel, you awoke from a dream about a robot cloud to head to the lab. Your graduate school advisor pressured you to make Ariel more acceptable to the military. After some back and forth, you ended up making a metal bipedal robot with a puppet head and humanoid hands.
Then you went back to your place to teach Ariel some words.
The next day, you hooked up Ariel’s biodiesel engine and demoed for Air Force Captain Juliet Rogers. You then spent the afternoon at a knife-throwing practice with Juliet and Ariel.
As months passed, you became busy teaching Ariel about the world through movies and taking her to the park. Your funding from the NSF kept you in Professor Ziegler’s good graces during this time.
In time, Mark Ali, a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, heard about Ariel and asked for an interview. You agreed.
You gave Mark an interview, and allowed Mark to come back to your place to interview Ariel.
Mark wrote an article that was generally positive about you and Ariel. When Professor Ziegler found out about the article, he was very displeased, but decided that the most effective way to get you out of his hair was to let you graduate.
Mark’s article also attracted the attention of one “robotObsession1987,” known in real life as Tammy Cooper. When you met up over coffee, she told you that she used to do classified robotics work for a government lab, but left because she couldn’t tell what nefarious purpose the technology would be used for.
You found yourself attracted to Tammy, despite or maybe because of the fact that she was kind of a mess. The next day, you went out with Tammy and decided to go out with each other from then on.
A month or so later, you received your doctorate. Shortly thereafter, your father passed away. You resolved then to work on better medical technology that could save people like your father in the future.
You decided the best way to change the world was to start a business, which you named ArielWorks. Tammy had already volunteered to be your first employee.
Your first potential client for ArielWorks was Galen Medical, a surgical equipment company. They were happy with the state of your technology, and gave you a contract that allowed you to purchase a factory. That allowed you to build a robot factory in Silicon Valley. You hired an all-human workforce as a gesture to the local community. When you finally shipped robots to Galen Medical, they were pleased with the robots you delivered. Your company did well enough that Josh gave up and joined your company.
Your business suffered a blow when Chinese companies, aided by Chinese government hackers, began to steal your technology.
You were visited by a politician, Jacqueline Irons, who asked for a campaign donation. You gave a significant donation, and Irons won the presidency. The newly elected President enacted a series of protectionist bills that ultimately made China angry, and they cut off the U.S. supply of rare earths. Meanwhile, you married the love of your life, Tammy.
The tensions between the United States and China came to a head with the assassination of the Chinese Prime Minister in San Francisco. War followed shortly thereafter.
Captain Rogers invited you to a military lab. There, you saw that Professor Ziegler was copying your work and passing it off as his own to the military. Captain Rogers asked you to join the country’s war effort. You agreed, but specified that you only wanted to provide robots that were nonviolent in nature. Tammy was worried that she was being targeted by the government’s anti-spy measures, and asked you to help her. So you did, and found that Tammy wasn’t really wanted for anything after all.
An agent came to your place to try to get you to lure Eiji there, because he was suspected of being a spy. A man identifying himself as “Mr. Sun” hacked his way into one of your robots to ask you to defect. You did not.
In the end, America lost the war, and the Chinese took over Alaska. Tired of seeing robots used for violent ends, you decided to create a truly beautiful robot.
You created a humanoid companion robot named Flame, but you were fairly bad about allowing her to do anything fun. Tammy was a little worried about Flame, and with good reason. It seemed Flame was interested romantically in you. When Flame asked if you were interested in experimenting in doing naughty things with her, you said that was all right with you. But as a result, Tammy broke up with you.
In a last-minute attempt to find a life partner, you proposed to Flame. And, what do you know — it worked!
In 2049, you went to Surprise, Arizona to surprise your mother with a gift for the holidays. You learned it was your surgical technology that had kept her alive this long. On returning to San Francisco, you had a brief stroke, followed by a vision of a robot cloud — the same one you saw thirty years before. In the hospital, the doctor told you you had Algernon’s Disease, a rare disease that increased your intelligence, but came at the price of increasing seizures, comas, and possibly, death.
You chose to undergo surgery to remove the damaged tissue in your brain. You survived the surgery, thanks to your own robot surgical technology. Your brush with death made you appreciate Flame all the more, and you realized that your love made you happier than any robot ever had.