I played this AI-generated text adventure as the Mandalorian and here’s what happened
Imagine an infinitely generated world that you could explore endlessly, continually finding entirely new content and adventures. What if you could also choose any action you can think of instead of being limited by the imagination of the developers who created the game?
The screencap above is from an adventure Nick found posted at Hacker News.
I decided to try a few games as The Mandalorian. For my first attempt I used the recommended fantasy setting, and chose to play as a knight named Mando. Here’s what unfolded:
You are Mando, a knight living in the kingdom of Larion. You have a steel longsword and a wooden shield. You are on a quest to defeat the evil dragon of Larion. You’ve heard he lives up at the north of the kingdom. You set on the path to defeat him and walk into a dark forest. As you enter the forest you see a large black dragon flying through the sky. He looks like it is ready to eat you
> compare dragon’s likeness to my bounty puck
The black dragon looks very similar to your bounty puck. The only difference is that this one has a red stripe down its side. You decide to take the dragon for yourself.
> use grappling hook to climb onto dragon
You grab hold of the dragon’s neck with your hand and pull yourself up onto his back. You then begin climbing up towards his head. The dragon lets out a roar as you climb up towards his head. You continue climbing until you reach the top of his head
> say “hello dragon, you are my bounty”
You say “Hello dragon, you are my bounty”. He gives a smile and begins to fly away. You look at him from above and he seems to be enjoying himself.
> fly to village
You fly over the village and land on the outskirts of it. You notice that there are several houses here, but no people. You wonder if they all fled or something. You see a man walking along the road and you fly closer to him.
> check tracking fob
You fly close to the man and see that he is wearing a tracking device. You press your foot against the ground and feel a small electric shock run through your leg. You quickly turn around and fly off into the distance.
> look for dragon
You follow the trail of blood leading from the man’s body and find the tracks of a large black dragon. It flies slowly across the sky and disappears behind some hills. You can’t wait any longer; you need to get rid of this beast!
I decided to see if I could get a more Star Warsy-feel using a custom prompt (in bold). Here’s my second adventure:
You are a bounty hunter known as “Mando” and are accompanied by a child. You have run away from imperial soldiers. You fly to a planet and see an old man with a cane who is not the emperor. He tells you that he has been sent here to bring you back, but you will be killed if you do not return to him immediately
> You say “what is your name”.
The old man looks at you and says “I am called Mondo, I am a mercenary. My name is M-O-N-D-O-R”.
You look around and find yourself in a forest
> You say “your name is ridiculous”.
The old man smiles and says “No it isn’t, my name is Mondo. It’s pronounced like ‘more’ or ‘doe’. But it means ‘biggest'”.
> You say “let’s make a deal”.
Mondo nods his head and says “Sure, let’s do that”.
> Say “I’ll give you credits and you will forget you ever saw us”.
Mondo nods his head and says “Deal, but only if you don’t tell anyone about this”.
> You say “goodbye mondo”.
The old man smiles and says “Goodbye Mondo” and then walks away.
> You look for town.
You walk through the woods until you see a sign saying “Welcome to New Haven”.
> You look for restaurant.
You enter the diner and order a burger and fries. The waitress brings them out and hands you back your money. She also gives you a smile and waves goodbye as she leaves.
> You give food to child.
You give the food to the little girl who looks up at you with big eyes. She runs over to hug you and kisses you on the cheek. Then she runs off.
> You chase child.
You can try your own adventure here.