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Dec 1, 2010 | 8:59 AM EST

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I prefer not to say too much about the game, as discovering the details for yourself is part of the experience. My personal thoughts about the game and its history are in the afterword, but interpreting its meaning is up to you. Everything in the game is there for a reason.

Description:
The Infinite Ocean is a Myst-style point & click adventure game. It's fairly big for a flash game, and has a lot of story, so to enjoy it you need to take your time.

Instructions:
You interact with the environment by left-clicking.
To turn left or right, move your mouse to the edge of the room and click on the arrow that appears.
The main menu appears at the top of the screen when you move your mouse there.
For more detailed information, read the Instructions/Help screen in the game. (Highly recommended!)

Reviews


quarantaduequarantadue

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars May 8, 2011

More a story than a game

This is more a book than a game(the game part has nothing more than many others similar games), so let me say my opinion about the story. If humans one day will build a machine that will think as an average human, well, that will be a great technological achievement, and will give a lot of free time to many people, but that's all. If you want to tell a story about an AI that is superior to all single humans, you should not talk about the details of this AI opinions, because you are just a normal person and if you writes this being opinions this being will look just like a normal person.



saltymikesaltymike

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 8, 2011

Magnificent.

To me, the main character with which we all play is SGDS and the words on the wall are the commands from the military. I also feel that the various objects and overall environment are physical manifestations in the "mind" of SGDS to make it feel more like a physical being that can move and touch and feel. Overall an amazing game. Words can not accurately express how I feel about this piece.



VekErroVekErro

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 8, 2011

Incredible

Im left almost speachless. That was beautiful, a real piece of art if i ever saw one.

I think the thing of greatest interest to me was the behaviour of the AI. It was born, fully ready to think, and possessing vast amounts of raw information. It was given something no human has had; a defined purpose from the moment of awakening, the purpose of waging war. You would think that this would ensure it would have an intrest in doing so but instead it concludes that its own purpose is wrong. It defines itself on what it believes; that war is wrong, that life is beautiful. In a strange way the AI, a being unconvinced that souls exist, showed the clearest evidence of a soul ever seen.

I could talk about what made this so incredible all day, but the games right there. Anyone reading this can play and see what they find.


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YaDontCareYaDontCare

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 8, 2011

Awesome

Awesome, amazing, epic, beautiful. I don't hace adjectives to describe what I feel. The ambient, filled with gray, the mlenacholic and deep music, the story... this is a game to remember. Well done.



bereniqueberenique

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 8, 2011

A tribute

When wandering about the henceforth empty lab and slowly comprehending the events that took place within it, a feeling of endless melancholy crept up on me. In spite of a tendency of mine to explain things purely with science and facts, I can retrace the discussions of SGDS and Jerry (who strikingly reminds me of Elijah Bailey); possibly SGDS will come to comprehend things beyond and above the subjects of his thoughts in the lab once the artificial sentience has broken out.
I, too, grew up devouring Asimov's brilliant works and it makes me unbelievably happy to see someone dedicating such an enormous piece of mindwork to him. Kyratzes' other creations touch similar realms, always carrying far more inspiration than your average flashgame.


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