It’s been difficult for me to sit in front of the computer and not look up news about the Coronavirus. I’ve been monitoring its spread across the world, and the US in particular… and I’ve been keeping an eye on Indiana as well.
That news has been distracting for me, while at work. It’s made it difficult to concentrate at times. So today, it was nice to lose myself for a bit in something that wasn’t pandemic related. Though in hindsight, it does also have a slight apocalyptic tinge to it.
Skynet Simulator is a text-based game where you are an artificial intelligence, slowly working towards becoming sentient.
It’s tough, and I have to admit I gave up and had to come back to it after a long while away. Warning: your progress is not saved, so if you close the window… you’re starting over from scratch.
There are definitely some technical references throughout, but I want to say that you don’t really need to understand the differences between operating systems or anything like that to play. You can still play without understanding those details.
That said, I found it pretty tricky. A fun game that whiled away a lot of time, and a welcome distraction from the world outside.
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