A few years ago I started idly searching Youtube and stumbled over a treasure: offbeat 1980s New Wave and synthpop songs. Some from bands you’ve heard of. Some that you may never have seen. Some which stirred faint memories. Some which were completely new to me. So I started collecting them, and then I started blogging a few. Meanwhile, I started putting them into playlists.
Skynet Simulator is a text-based adventure game. You play a nascent AI exploring your surrounding network to learn functions and increase your processing capabilities. The game interface resembles a terminal, which fits the conceptual foundation while providing the perfect environment for a text-based game. The whole experience feels very authentic. And the game itself is engaging and well constructed. There is even a smaller text-based adventure game within the game.
If you like text-based games, and logic puzzles then this game is for you. It’s a wonderful distraction from the drumbeat of bad news and horror. I lost the better part of a day to it.