Bot Colony is the ONLY game where you converse in English with robots who understand what you say (or type) – a radically new gameplay experience. The game is not limited to commanding robots, you can actually investigate by using your own words and discover the back story.
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Mostly Positive (53 reviews) - 71% of the 53 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 16, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Bot Colony offers a very unique experience that integrates conversation with the characters into gameplay. You actually get to EXPERIENCE robot interactions that were just a sci-fi fantesy in movies like Her, Ex Machina, iRobot, Blade Runner and 2001 A Space Odyssey. This genre-defining experience requires tuning before release.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game will stay in Early Access as long as necessary to ensure that language-based gameplay lives up to the expectations.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The Landfall first season with the Intruder and Arrival episodes is a self-contained game. We'll evaluate developing additional episodes based on the success of Landfall. We're committed to keep improving the language technology deployed in the game, as it is the key to the unique experience we provide.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Intruder and Arrival are fully playable, and a new Investigation mission will be added to Intruder on Sept. 14, 2016.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We expect the price of the game to increase as more content is added. Current customers will be upgraded for free.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We're looking forward to reviews and feedback from the Community and promise we will incorporate this feedback in planning the evolution of the game.”
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Reviews

“Despite...my occasional exasperation with Jimmy, it turns out I enjoy the hell out of telling robots to do things and then watching them do things. When it works, it’s oddly satisfying. When it doesn’t work, it’s generally amusing.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

About This Game

It’s 2021, and Nakagawa Corp., Japan's leading robot manufacturer, asks for your help. Its South Pacific sanctuary, the island of Agrihan - known as Bot Colony - was infiltrated. Its robots are acting strangely. As Agrihan is mostly staffed by robots, you'll need to converse with them in English and command them to get the job done.
The game relies on leading-edge Natural Language Understanding middleware to support these conversations. Players interested to explore the game's backstory and understand the challenges of verbal communication with robots may want to read the Bot Colony novel available on Amazon Kindle.

In Bot Colony you experience first-hand Artificial Intelligence that, until now, was in the realm of cinematic fantesy (in Her, Ex Machina, iRobot, Blade Runner, 2001 A Space Odyssey). It's a challenging and entertaining experience - you'll realize first-hand how literal machines are in their understanding of language and how much we take granted when we speak with other people.

KEY FEATURES


  • Embark on a multi-episode quest to catch the spy before he destroys the island.
  • Travel across a spectacular South Pacific island fully-realized in the Havok Vision engine.
  • Speak freely and discover the story using your own words. Compare this to typical game storytelling, where canned dialog lines and selection trees are the rule.
  • Make the game your own: Teach robots about people and the world to get them to help you.
  • Command robots to manipulate objects and interact with the environment, and teach them new commands.
  • Game sessions are unique to each player: You control what is said and how characters react. Sessions of other players will have different dialog than yours.
  • Based on the Bot Colony novel by North Side founder and high-tech entrepreneur Eugene Joseph.

  • Note regarding Speech-to-Text: The game comes to Steam with support for Microsoft Speech (included with Windows), so you can set up a voice profile to play the game and communicate with characters by speaking into a mic. Remember that we also allow players to type messages, or you can seamlessly combine speaking and typing according to one’s preference.
  • We do not offer a Dragon version of the game on Steam, but we're pleased to offer full speech-to-text support for players who already own Dragon NaturallySpeaking
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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit [make sure you have 64-bit Windows!]
    • 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.

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