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AlethiCorp

by Simon Christiansen profile

Espionage / Satire
2014

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(based on 21 ratings)
2 member reviews

About the Story

Do you have what it takes to be an Associate Information Management Consultant with one of the world's largest information management companies? Can you leverage synergies with the best to operationalize our global market traction? If you were a bear, would you be an American Black Bear or a Siberian Brown bear? If the answer is Yes, apply today!

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2014
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
IFID: Unknown
TUID: ixlz4gj9cag89mtj

Awards

Nominee, Best Use of Innovation - 2014 XYZZY Awards

4th Place - 20th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2014)


News

Source code now public January 18, 2015
New logo! December 25, 2014
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Editorial Reviews

The Guardian
This simulation of a corporate training and remote working website is so real it hurts, from the obtuse, jargon-jangling training exercises to the awkward inter-office social event invitations. The twist is you work as a snitch, surveilling and rumbling (probably) harmless citizens for supposed revolutionary behavior. Can you do the right thing, or will you just nod, smile, and volunteer to bring a spatula to the office potluck?
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Slate
In the web-based game AlethiCorp, you apply for a job at an “information management company” and access a faux employee portal where your job is to read surveillance transcripts and flag suspicious behavior.
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Interesting faux-work-from-home-site about subversives, February 3, 2016
This game seemed huge at first, so I was worried, but it got fastee over time. Altogether about 2 hours play time at most.

You 'sign up' to work with a company who investigates subversives. Yojreadreports and make recommendations. Weird stuff creeps in.

My ending was funny and enjoyable. The game is a good satire of office life.

Replay value seems low, as you can't save anywhere, so you have to replay a lot.

I enjoyed this game.

Technically Well-Done Game, November 16, 2014
by Daemon Pyrate ( Optional. For example, "San Diego, California," "Barcelona, Spain")
The faux future website gimmick is cute and it works really well. Unfortunately, it has really really really terrible background textures. I couldn't read anything without blocking them out with AdBlock.

The outsourced surveillance idea was good, but it the dialogue is far too 2014 to work forty years in the future. Burgess knew all about that when he wrote Clockwork Orange. It also grates on the nerves.

"Cédric: Did you just say oh-em-gee out loud?"

That's just bad. Reading this awful dialogue was tiresome and the game quickly got boring-- to the point where I was flagging and deleting stuff randomly like Yossarian in Catch-22. That being said, this line broke me up: "I dated a computer scientist once. Never again."

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