A downloadable game for Windows

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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’s problems, you’ll 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. 

IMPORTANT: Acolyte is still in development. The Prologue is feature complete and finished, but not representative of final game quality and will evolve and improve over time. 

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

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(10 total ratings)
GenreInteractive Fiction, Puzzle
Made withUnity
Tagsartificial-intelligence, Detective, free, Narrative, prologue
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

acolyte-prologue-win.zip 279 MB
Version 13
acolyte-prologue-fullgame.zip 326 MB
if you pay $10.99 USD or more
Version 2
acolyte-prologue-transcendent.zip 437 MB
if you pay $14.99 USD or more
Version 2

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