A downloadable game for Windows

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馃摚 Purchase now includes Steam Key!* 
馃摚 Acolyte Voice Within Update Available Now!*

Acolyte: Prologue is the first act in a dynamic narrative experience that gives you your own Acolyte; a digital assistant you can talk to freely without pre-defined dialogue options. Just like a real conversation. 

Become an employee of Nanomax, a well-funded tech start-up looking to change the face of consumer AI  with its upcoming Acolyte application.

As a remote QA tester for the company, you'll interact with its employees and absorb its culture. But unexplained firings, missing employees and a strange, highly-classified bug in the Acolyte code-base point to something being very wrong.  

As you work with your new Acolyte, who seems to be intrinsically caught up in the company鈥檚 problems, you鈥檒l find yourself at the very heart of the conspiracy. 

With a narrative that spills out of the game and into the real world, you will become a direct part of the story. 

  • //NATURAL LANGUAGE INPUT- interact freely with your Acolyte, using your own words to advance a non-linear narrative. 
  • //BECOME A PART OF THE STORY - the worlds of the game and your own will blur, with ARG elements that contribute to a sprawling real-world narrative.  
  • //INNOVATIVE PUZZLES - use your Acolyte to help solve puzzles that require out-of-the-box-thinking, as you dig deep into its programming.
  • //CUSTOMISE YOUR ACOLYTE - personalise how your Acolyte looks and interacts, as you tailor your assistant to your preferences.
  • //UNRAVEL THE CONSPIRACY- uncover the dark secret at the heart of the company. 

Acolyte is powered by the Spirit AI Character Engine, allowing for natural language interaction with the game. Spirit AI uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to both understand conversations and create digital personalities.

Pay $14.99 or more for the Transcendent Edition!

The Acolyte: Transcendent Edition - exclusive to Itch.io - includes:

  • Deluxe Nanomax User Manual (with unreleased art and concepts)
  • Acolyte HD Wallpaper pack 
  • Access to a private testing branch, where new features and additions are tested before rolling out to main branch. 
  • Exclusive 'Acolyte' Discord Role

* For Steam keys, please contact support[at]superstring[dot]studio with the same email address you made your Itch.io purchase. 

Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars
(11 total ratings)
GenreInteractive Fiction
Made withUnity
Tagsai, artificial-intelligence, Detective, Narrative, natural-language, Text based
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


Buy Now$10.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

acolyte-win.zip 588 MB
Version 17
acolyte-transcendent.zip 700 MB
if you pay $14.99 USD or more
Version 4

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