Invited to a place beneath the earth known only as the Facility, you are asked to debug a prototype AI - but not told what it will be used for. What will you teach it? The future may ride on your choices.

  • Teach the prototype how to view the world. But be careful...
  • Multiple outcomes. Can you get the true ending?
  • A "programming" clicker mini-game.
  • A mysterious purpose waiting to be unraveled.

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This game is available to play in the browser, but you can also download it. If you're using a PC, I recommend the latter for the best experience.

Proto Sum is a submission for the Twine Survival Guide Jam

Latest Update (V0.8.2):

  • Mobile / tablet support added.

Known Bugs:

  • Occasionally when you click on a button in the programming game, it won't register, so you've got to click twice. This is due to the refresh hack used to create a "live" environment using Twine.
  • Large decimal number occasionally appearing for total score

Thanks again for checking this out!

Made with Sugarcube and Tweego.

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rating
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(8 total ratings)
AuthorRynGM
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Made withTwine
TagsClicker, Multiple Endings, Robots, Sci-fi, Twine
Average sessionA few seconds
InputsMouse, Touchscreen

Install instructions

This game runs in your browser. Download the files, unzip the whole folder, and click on index.html.

Download

Download
ProtoSum_V0-8-2_Beta.zip 107 MB

Development log

Comments

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ah!!! this is super duper cool :))))

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SPOILERS: endings!! Read at your own risk!! 

Hmmm I wonder how to get the true ending.. so far I got the human robot that attacked me and the one that wiped their true functions 

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SPOILERS: Endings!! REad at your own risk!! 

OH UHM- OKAY 

That was..... 

I came here from Trigaea, and uhm... I am NOT dissappointed!! At all ^^ 

I'm glad you enjoyed it! It's kind of a small thing from a game jam, not anywhere near the scale of Trigaea. :)

Could I trouble you to put the first post behind some spoiler tags re: possible endings? Just want to keep it as interesting as possible for new players.

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Of course, I'll edit all the posts! So sorry, I tried to kept it as vague as possible, but I'll definitely edit it!  Oh, and I'm definitely following you :) 

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Ooookay appearantly I did NOT keep the first post vague. So sorry! I put a warning on it!! 

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The game is very well built and thought out, but... It only took me like 5 minutes with an auto clicker to get all the money I need to complete the story. I look forward to seeing the second option below talk and possibly more story. I really loved the twist ending and it took me by surprise. I loved seeing all the different ways to interact with Ciel. At first I thought I was doing everything wrong but I kept trying and got all of the endings leading up to the true ending. I hope to possibly see a different true ending but I know how time consuming making these games are so I won't be too pushy about it. All in all a very good game definitely going in my top 5 favorite Itch.io games. 

4 out of 5 stars for sure

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Pretty nice game.

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Finally, Balance

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Hey, I was revisiting some of the old games i've played and found this. anyway i was just wondering if the game was still being refined or if that was canceled. just being curious, of course, as i have no idea when the refinement began or anything like that.

Hi, sorry for the delayed response! I actually took it down to edit it, but I've been caught up with other things, so that didn't end up happening. I've re-uploaded the last version for now.

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Thank you so much! the delayed response is perfectly fine, I'm just glad that I can play the game I enjoyed so much again. thank you again for putting it back up, and have a good day and good luck on your other projects!

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Possible Spoiler Alert

Alright, that twist was good. The nuance brought in by the words "think like" is what did it.  Being cryptic for spoiler's sake.

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Thanks so much for playing, and I'm glad you enjoyed the twist! First twist-y thing I've written, so I wasn't sure it would land right. :)