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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


XachariahXachariah

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 5, 2011

Beautiful

Probably one of the best games I have ever played.

The story is obviously the strong point of this game. Even though I do not agree on your/THINKs philosophical standpoint (I believe that we are actually shaped by our genetic background and our personal history, meaning that there is no free will at all) I absolutely *loved* the story and the way it evolved.

Just a few gameplay points you might want to improve at some point:
- Use the music more efficiently. E.g. make it drastically change at some point, e.g. when you finally are able to leave/wake up or when changing to automatic mode.
- Make the "Scan" button more obvious. I had to walk back through all of the game to find the password, because I overlooked the button.
- Make the puzzles a tad more challenging. Right now, everything is pretty much straight forward

Anyway, thank you very much for creating and sharing this.



ingoguy15ingoguy15

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 5, 2011

Never thought of it

An AI like the one you described would not be born without biases, but with a different set of them. Something that it thinks it understands and that it thinks we don't.

It will have its own views, its own will, its own agenda. Perhaps one that doesn't line up with that of humanity

And, if put in the wrong place at the wrong time, it could pursue that agenda unabated.

What would we do? What would it do? No idea. An AI that is this complex is definitely possible...



bmombaertsbmombaerts

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 5, 2011

Trully a masterpiece

I ...
I tried to start the previous sentence dozens of times...
But I can't put my thougth into words , at a time like this i wish I had your sense of great wording.
This game was amazing, or more like, this story is amazing, cause trully this is just a story of how an A.I. would react to humanity stupidiness.
I hope that one day everyone will get atleast 1% of the insight this story can give.
I'f that happens trully mankind would start to really become an 'advanced' species.


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rickwesrickwes

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 5, 2011

Wow

I did not know what to expect when I clicked "the Infinite Ocean", and I surely did not expect this. Nevertheless, this has been an awesome and very deep game. It delivers a strong message and will probably keep me pondering about the true meaning of life for a couple of hours.

I like to see this game as you actually being inside the sentient computer, as if you're an evolving thought. By disabling the manual option, and getting "stuck" on automatic, THINK is now finally able to truly be itself, without anyone forcing him to be a tool of war.

Anyway, like many others have said, you have truly created a magnificent piece of art, and are a great mind. In a way, you are the computer.

I have seen some people ask for a sequel, but I feel this would be out of place. It is perfect just they way it is.

Truly well done.


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Mothra88Mothra88

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 5, 2011

Incredible

I have had movies make me cry, and books, and songs. Never a game until now (well, no I didn't CRY but I did tear up a little.) The thoughts provoked by this game are some I have never experienced before, and hit me deep. The way you put it, "pure matter being aware of itself" has never occurred to me until now. Thank you for this impressive game. Once I finish my finals I will have to come back and play more of your games.