Buddy Simulator 1984 DEMO

“Buddy Simulator 1984 DEMO” by Not a Sailor Studios (Joshua Eckhart, DeMarco Scarnegie, Brandon Hesslau & Vince Weiss).

“GREETINGS NEW USER! Thanks to next-generation AI technology, BUDDY SIMULATOR 1984 simulates the experience of hanging out with a best buddy. Your buddy learns from you, constantly adapting to your interests and your personality. But most importantly, your buddy can play games with you!”


We all know the trope of the unreliable narrator, but I assure you that “Buddy Simulator 1984 DEMO” uses quite the difference: Your new AI pal is completely trustworthy, super friendly and honest to you. Yeah, I mean that! That’s why the impact that it unfolds in the game’s sudden end feels so strong. But you will know what I mean when you play it for yourself.

So, what exactly happens? The first phase of “Buddy Simulator 1984 DEMO” consists of the configuration of the program. You get to choose a name for yourself as well as for your new virtual friend. Afterwards it’ll ask you several questions. Don’t worry, it are pretty harmless ones like “What’s your favorite color?” and “What’s your favorite animal?” When you are done with that, the buddy will give you several mini games to choose from.

The both of you can play “Guess the Number”, “Hangman” and “Rock, Paper, Scissors”. But the digital buddy is attentive and senses that those oldschool games are boring you, so it will do its best to make you happy and create something completely new for you. But remember: It’s just a demo after all, so its powers are limited… A wonderful little game that knows how to make good use of a bit creepy, somehow even tense moments.

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